Assessment of facility management service procurement strategies in the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Lagos state, Nigeria.
The study identified and examined the profiles of the manufacturing companies in Lagos State;investigated the facility management service procurement strategies adopted in the manufacturing companies; identified and examined factors influencing the choice of Facility Management (FM) service procurement strategies adopted in the manufacturing companies in the study area. This was with a view to enhancing the industry’s FMpractice. Primary and Secondary data were employed for this study.The study population comprised the entire food and beverage manufacturing companies in Lagos State registered with Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN).The sampling frame for this study was 133 food and beverage manufacturing companies. Information on the companies werecollected from either the facility manager or the heads of the companies.The information included profile of manufacturing companies, general characteristics of the respondents, FM service procurement strategies adopted in the manufacturing companies and factors influencing the choice of FM service procurementstrategies adopted..A total enumeration survey was carried out on all the companies. Secondary data which included list of food and beverage companies and maps were collected fromManufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). Frequency distributions, percentages, cross tabulation, and factor analysis were used to analyse the data collected. The profiles of the companies revealed that soft drink companies had the highest number of representation of all the categories representing 15.4% and 70% of the companies had 1-2 branches while36%of the companies were established 6- 10 years ago. The jointly ownedrepresented 51.0%.The common available facilities in the companies were standby generator, building, and other manufacturing equipment.Analysis of service procurement strategies showed that outsourcing was the most adopted strategy representing 46.9%, while in-house strategy accounted for 36.2%.Employing factor analysis, the study alsoestablished that the most important factors influencing outsourcing FM service procurement strategy were development; staff asset and customer approval; management and modernization; and outlay reduction, while those influencing in-house FM service procurement strategy were good organization;proficiency; effectualand administrative; staff management;responsibility; price decrease and sensitivity; and occupational.Thoseinfluencing hybrid strategy were modernization and development; good initiative; competence and government policy. The study concluded that of the three service procurement strategies adopted in the food and beverage manufacturing companies, outsourcing was the most adopted in the study area.