https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJSCM/issue/feed American Journal of Supply Chain Management 2021-11-15T23:13:31+03:00 Journal Admin admin@ajpojournals.org Open Journal Systems <p>America Journal of Supply Chain Management is a peer reviewed journal published AJPO. Published both online and printed version. The journal contain high quality, supply chain empirical research that has significant impact on areas of supply chain but not limited data analytic, demand forecasting, innovation, integration and collaboration, lean and agile, procurement, risk management, sustainability and value chain strategies are considered.</p> https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJSCM/article/view/845 Material Requirement Planning and Supply Chain Performance of Oil and Gas Firms in Rivers State, Nigeria 2021-11-15T23:13:31+03:00 Oluwarotimi Akintokunbo journals@ajpojournals.org Otonye Obom journals@ajpojournals.org <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>This study examined the relationship between material requirement planning and supply chain performance of Oil and Gas firms in Rivers State, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>The study adopted an explanatory research design with a causal type of investigation. Both primary and secondary methods of data collection were used to obtain relevant data for analysis. The instrument of data collection employed was the questionnaire. The study population comprised of two hundred and ninety-three (293) oil and gas servicing firms operating in Rivers State as enlisted in the Nigerian oil and gas industry annual report (2020). The sample size for the study comprised 149 oil and gas firms in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The sample size was determined using the Taro Yamene formula. Furthermore, the researcher selected one management staff from each of the oil and gas firms operating in Rivers State as respondents for the study hence a total of one hundred and forty nine (149) respondents were used for the study. The data was analyzed using the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation statistic through the aid of statistical packages for social science version 23.0.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>The result of the study revealed the existence of significant and positive relationship between material requirement planning and supply chain performance of oil and gas firms in Rivers State.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation: </strong>The researcher concluded that material requirement planning affect supply chain performance of oil and gas firms in Rivers state and therefore recommended that managers of oil and gas firms should strategically manage their material and inventory processes in other to improve their supply chain performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2021-11-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 American Journal of Supply Chain Management https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJSCM/article/view/741 The implications of covid-19 on the shipping/oil tanker market. 2021-07-14T10:49:31+03:00 Ogoun Ogoun paulmandelgoun@gmail.com <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This aims at analyzing the implications of covid-19 on the shipping/oil tanker market.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> In order to attain the aim of this study, findings and data are curated from existing literatures, documents, policies, etc. This implies that desk review is the methodology applied in this study where the researcher made use of secondary sources of data as against primary source of data.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> In the study, it was found that covid-19 brought about a shortage in the rate of demands for good thereby causing an unbalance in the rate of supply over demand at a time which directly brought about a huge decline in shipping/oil tanker transportation. The study also found that irrespective of the huge decline in the rate of shipping/oil tanker transportation brought about by low demand in comparison with supply; shipping/oil tanker was patronized by dealers for the purpose of storage of products. Also, the study found that seaborne trade fell downward from above 3% to below a negative 8% and at a bdp rate of 100m, the demand was 3% higher than the global supply which in 2019 was at about 97%. However, in the second quarter of 2020 the supply leads demand at over 28M bdp and a 13% increase in the demand year-on-year when compared to a fall of 3.9% in the supply year-on-year.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation:</strong> The study recommends that appropriate forecasting methods and proper liaison with global health will aid in averting or ameliorating the risks and negative impacts brought on shipping/oil tanker market by covid-19.</p> 2021-09-10T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 American Journal of Supply Chain Management