This research work will be objectively carried out on the role of store and its relationship with other department in a manufacturing company’s using Nigeria bottling company, Ilorin Kwara State as a case study.
This project is basically concerned with the importance of stock, its function as well as its relationship with other department in a manufacturing company.
More so, this research work is design to enlighten on the role of store in effective performance of any manufacturing company, which greatly depend on the prompt and efficiently supply of purchases material and services to the organization. Nevertheless, the success of any manufacturing company requires close liaison and corporation between store department and all other internal department such as marketing, production design, engineering, finance, quality control and personnel department.
This write up will be divided into five (5) chapters in order to facilitate easy reading and better understanding.
Chapter one contain the introduction of the subject matter of the study, statement of the problem encountered in the course of carrying out the research, the rational of the study which is partially fulfillment of the award of national diploma (ND) purchasing and supply in Kwara State polytechnic, Ilorin.
Chapter two deals with literature review. This will include the definition of store, functions, important and policy in an organization and method of store equipment employed in the manufacturing company.
Chapter three gives detailed account of method to be used in carrying out the research work.
Chapter four deals with presentation and analysis of data.
Chapter five contains the summary of the whole study after recommendation as for each of observed problem.
This chapter will also contain a brief comment made on the finding in the research work which will serve as the conclusion of the study.
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
It has been established that a large percentage of the expenditure of the manufacturing industries is made up of purchase of materials, spare part and component up to fifty percent of company’s budgets.
The magnitude of the expenditure emphasis the importance of performing the store function in the meet effective manner possible.
Further more, since materials components and spare constitute life wire of any big or small organization left and in operating store once they are buying quantities of materials that cannot be used immediately must buy raw material according to it production schedules and keep them in the store pending the time that these materials are to be use or needed.
Moreso, its production cannot sell at the product-produced, it store them pending the two effectives demand is made.
The important point is that not all the raw materials and components bought are used instantly but rather some are kept temporary. Also the outputs are store unit that are need by the final consumers. Also the role of store in manufacturing industries is well emphasized that due to the importance of store department in an organization both private and public sector need a well defined store functions for an effective storage of materials spare and component at a minimum economical level.
The store function has the responsibility for the receipt custody and distribution of stocks and for the determination of appropriate quantities and qualities of material to be held since order that operational needs, may be in an economic possible therefore, store management can become an important tools for the achievement of organization objectives.
This project has been design to cover store and its relationship with other department in manufacturing company with reference, Nigeria bottling company Ilorin , Kwara state.
Any organization whatever, either manufacturing of serving, its bound to have a store department in one way or the other for keeping of materials used within the organization. There is no industrial unit or public undertaking of substantial size that can efficiently and effectively managed without a store unit, as set in any organization is to assist in production of good and services.
As it is well known the primary objective of a store is to provide the services cannot be accurately provided if the store unit does not work in collection with the other department within the organizational. The failure of the store department in performing it outstanding function within the organization structure could lead to a friction or less of efficiency among other department.
- STATEMENT OF GENERAL PROBLEM
When carrying the store function in manufacturing industries there are some inevitable problems that do arises during the course of the study, the researcher has observed that large quality of materials input and maintenance repair operating (MRO) are store, since active measure are not taken control varieties. This ineffective and inefficient method of controlling stock is faced by the company under study of it’s method purchasing which can cause over-stocking and under stocking.
The problem of over stocking is a stock whereby there are more materials component spare part in the store than expected or needed for operating during certain period of time. Under stocking on other hand is another problem whereby is carrying less quantity of material required by the user department of an organization.
The store taking is another problem become of the varieties and volume of item held, it difficult for regular stocking and this regularity in store taking can cause problems such as obsolesce and redundancy in the store department.
- SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The project work carried out on the role of store department and its relationship with other department in a manufacturing company will be of special benefit to store official or personal and purchasing officer who wishes to know how important the role of store department in a manufacturing organization.
This research work is expose or broaden his knowledge about the subject matter and it has a great significant to the point in time when there is needed to know more about the role of store in a manufacturing company.
This purpose of this research work in partial fulfillment to the requirement of the award of national diploma in purchasing and supply of the institute of financial and management studies (IFMS) Kwara state polytechnic Ilorin.