Supply chain management framework for the elimination of waste in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry

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This paper explores the supply chain management framework for efficient elimination of waste in Nigeria with particular emphasis on the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Supply chain management conceptualised philosophy integrates processes along the value chain involving suppliers and business partners. An effective phenomenon with the capability and capacity to transform organisation’s management practices including logistics, transportation system, inventory, purchasing, technology, information sharing, digitisation, communication and distribution through collaboration, cooperation, coordination from upstream to downstream. It explores the functional business relationship among suppliers and customers underpinned by trust, transparency, deliverability and accountability among stakeholders. Nigeria economy depends on oil and gas; presently plagued with colossal revenue loss, scramble for oil well or block among political elites, fuel shortage, oil bunkering, oil pilfering, financial impropriety, oil sabotage, oil pipeline blow up, corrupt practices, pipelines vandalism,oil spillage, ecological degradation, health related illness, pollution, militancyand polarised political groups.The consequent outcome is detrimental to the socio-economic, environment and infrastructural development of the Niger Delta communities regarded as the nerve centre of Nigeria economy. Supply chain philosophy and lean thinking strategy empower the petroleum companies to integrate, build, re-evaluate organisation core competencies, operations, culture and strategy, ethos and ethics to be relevant to the continuous improvement of best management approach of supply chain paradigm especially from production to the retail. Meta- triangulation provides the lenses to look deeper into the various challenges of supply chain issues in Nigeria Niger Delta. Application of multi- paradigm theories allows for adequate construe and synthesis of theoretical and complexity of the organisation. It permits crystal interpretation of the contextual challenges within the Niger Delta community and the oil and gas companies. Further, qualitative research method will beused to capture the supply chain trends in the industry by administering a structured questionnaire to the oil and gas multinational companies, supply chain experts, logistics managers, distribution managers, managing directors, purchasing managers to gather industry information. It equally develops an understanding of supply chain management in this industry. Similarly, a structured questionnaire to be administered to the various community groups, It is expected analysis of the findings and results would generate sufficient information that will ensure the oil and gas companies work with a configured supply chain framework for eliminating waste in the devastated Nigeria Niger Delta region. This research intends to bridge the gap in the petroleum industry, contribute to academic knowledge and practitioners and government policies. It also extends the existing theory for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2017
Event2nd Annual Research Conference of the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) - University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Apr 20177 Apr 2017


Conference2nd Annual Research Conference of the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED)
Abbreviated titleCAREED 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics
  • Niger delta
  • Waste
  • Oil and gas


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