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Challenges of supply chain management in the oil & gas production in Nigeria (Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria)

Ijeomah, Stephanie (2020) Challenges of supply chain management in the oil & gas production in Nigeria (Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria). Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

A cursory look at the Nigerian Economy, one will be left with no choice other than to say that its economy is largely dependent on its oil/ gas sector, making the sector one to research on, thus finding out the Challenges of Supply Chain Management and its effect on oil/ gas production is of the essence as this will provide a clue to proffering solution to the regular shortages of oil supply in the country and regular long queue at gas stations.

In other to achieve this objective, this study focused on Nigeria’s downstream petroleum supply chain and elaborates in details on the challenges that surround the oil and gas sector using Shell Petroleum Plc located at Niger Delta Nigeria and in this process, employees in the supply and distribution department were investigated using self-administered questionnaires where 30 questionnaires were distributed and 27 retrieved. In examining the data, (SPSS) known as the Statistical Package for Social Sciences was employed, results were presented in simple percentage and frequency tables, three hypothesis tests were also carried out to find out whether or not relationships exist between variables. This study also examines the effect of the pandemic on the stock market in the oil and gas industry. The coronavirus has critically changed the world, and this has greatly impacted numerous businesses/industries and the oil industry was not exempted. The discussion and analyzing of findings chapter was broken into two sections where we emphasized on the different dimensions of the supply chain and gave detailed explanation and findings of all our hypotheses in chapter Six (6) (6.2 up until 6.2.3).

However, results gotten proved beyond a reasonable doubt that relationship exist between the variables. In this view, the study suggests that the issue of Supply chain Management should not be taken for granted and that firms to be outsourced by Shell must be thoroughly investigated to determine their past performance.

Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Productivity, Supply Chain Activities

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Oil Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Business Logistics > Supply Chain Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 17:21
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 17:21
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4724

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