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The Cape Coast Polytechnic is a public tertiary institution in the Central Region of Ghana. Wikipedia.


Annan J.,Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology | Boso N.,University of Leeds | Mensah J.,Cape Coast Polytechnic | Eliza N.S.,Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology
International Journal of Supply Chain Management | Year: 2016

The purpose of this study is to investigate the firm resource and external environment drivers and operational performance consequences of supply chain integration. The study's theoretical model is tested on a sample of small and medium-sized firms located in Liberia, a Sub-Sahara African economy that is recovering from several years of civil strife and economic turbulence. Findings from the study suggest that increases in inter-firm networking resource and a high degree of dysfunctional competitive conditions drive greater degree of supply chain integration in Liberia. Additionally, findings indicate that increases in supply chain integration enables firms in Liberia to create superior customer value and boost operational efficiency. These findings, therefore, help extend the supply chain integration literature by showing how firms operating in developing economies can integrate their supply chains and how this integration can help firms enhance their operational efficiency. © ExcelingTech Pub, UK.


Obeng F.,Takoradi Polytechnic | Mensah J.,Cape Coast Polytechnic | Anim S.K.,University of Southern New Hampshire
International Journal of Supply Chain Management | Year: 2015

The prospect of gold mining depends on continually searching for inexpensive and more efficient ways of mining. Businesses, both the private and the public sectors alike are now into outsourcing practices. It is a phenomenon that has seemingly come to stay with the legitimate recognition as a business practices. The main objective of the study is to explore the factors responsible for efficient outsourcing decision in the mining industry in the Sub Saharan Africa. The study is an exploratory case study of Goldfields Ghana Limited-Tarkwa. Out of seventythree respondents contacted, a total of 55 questionnaires were distributed, and there were 33 usable questionnaires returned. Both descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were employed in analysing data using the SPSS 20. In relation to the Critical Factors for a Successful Outsourcing, the study revealed that a strong agreement was among respondents in favour of benchmarking vendors' capabilities and technical excellence as the most important factor to consider prior to any outsourcing decision. Again, it was realized that, the factors that align with "meeting the strategic fit of the outsourcer" as a critical for outsourcing was predominantly ranked next to the most successful factor. It therefore recommended that, for a successful outsourcing operation, it is important to form contracts so that the supplier acts with the outsourcer's best interest in mind. Different contract terms influence the vendor's actions, such as their capacity decisions. © ExcelingTech Pub, UK.


Sanful R.E.,Cape Coast Polytechnic | Darko S.,Accra Polytechnic
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition | Year: 2010

The proximate and sensory analysis of the soy-supplemented wheat flour bread has been made. This was done to investigate the nutritional value and the general acceptability of the soy-supplemented bread. The proximate analysis indicate that the moisture content, ash and the protein increase with increasing soya bean flour concentration. The increase in protein concentration indicates that supplementation of wheat flour with soyabean flour would greatly improve the protein nutritional quantity of bread. It is observed from the organoleptic analysis that generally, whole wheat bread and soy- supplemented bread with soybean flour below 30% is preferred to bread with soybean flour beyond 30%. ©Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2010.


Sanful R.E.,Cape Coast Polytechnic | Sadik A.,Tamale Polytechnic | Darko S.,Accra Polytechnic
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition | Year: 2010

The proximate and sensory analysis of the soya bean and wheat flour composite cake has been performed. This was done to determine the nutritional content and the general acceptability of the composite cake as compared to the pure wheat flour cake. The analysis revealed that the protein and fat content of the cake increased with the addition of the soya bean. Thus the composite cake is more nutritious than the pure wheat flour cake. The sensory analysis also revealed that the cake with 70% wheat flour and 30% soya beans was more acceptable than the pure wheat flour cake. However, cake with more than 30% soya beans was not generally acceptable. © Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2010.


Sanful R.E.,Cape Coast Polytechnic | Darko S.,Accra Polytechnic
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition | Year: 2010

The proximate and sensory analysis of the cassava-cocoyam supplemented wheat flour rock cake has been made. This was done to investigate the nutritional value and the general acceptability of the cassava flour and cocoyam flour supplemented rock cake. The proximate analysis indicate that the moisture content, ash and the carbohydrate increase with increasing cassava and cocoyam flour concentration. Generally the ash content of composite rock cakes increases as the level of supplementation increases implying that the inorganic nutrients in the composite rock cake is richer than that of wheat rock cake. It is observed from the organoleptic analysis that generally, whole wheat rock cake and cassava and cocoyam supplemented rock cake with cassava and cocoyam flour up to 30% is preferred to rock cake with cassava and cocoyam flour beyond 30%. Thus cassava and cocoyam flour can be used to substitute for wheat flour up to about 30%. ©Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2010.

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