The Impact of Manpower Training and Development on Purchasing Personnel in the Manufacturing Industry

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The Impact of Manpower Training and Development on Purchasing Personnel in the Manufacturing Industry.


This project work was primarily designed to examine the impact of manpower training and development on purchasing personnel in the manufacturing industry. The scope of this study was restricted to workers in PZ Cussons Aba factory.

In the course of conducting this research, a thorough review of relevant literature was embarked upon to identify the positive impact of manpower training and development on purchasing personnel.

Based on the objective of the study, research questions, and the literature, two hypotheses were formulated and tested in this study. The method of gathering data was the close-end questionnaire. The parameter for analysis was the simple percentage and Chi-square (x2) method of data analysis.

The chapters in this project were distributed as follows; chapter one introduced the project topic under study; chapter two focused on the review of relevant literature on manpower training and development on purchasing personnel; chapter three dealt with the research methodology; chapter four presented the data and its analysis.

Finally, the researcher concluded with a brief summary of the entire research, policy implication, and recommendation in the last chapter.


Title page                 i

Approval page        ii

Dedication                iii

Acknowledgement  iv

Abstract              vi

Chapter One Introduction

  • Background of the study 1
  • Statement of the problem 3
  • Objective of the study 6
  • Research question 7
  • Statement of hypothesis 8
  • Significance of the study 11
  • Scope of the study 12
  • Limitation of the study 12
  • Definition of terms.                         14

Chapter Two Literature review 

  • Introduction 17
  • Conceptual definition of training and developmental
  • Relationship between training and development 22
  • Why training and development 23
  • Important of training and development 25
  • Attributes of training and development 27
  • Steps in training and development programme  28
  • Determining the training and development needs 28
  • Training and development techniques 31
  • Comparism of the various training and development               35
  • Contribution of packaging personnel kin training and development programmes     37
  • Evaluation of training and development 39
  • General Overview of PZ Cussons PLC. 39

Chapter Three Research Design and Methodology

3.1       Introduction 44

3.2      Research Design       44

3.3      Sources of Data           45

3.4      Method of Data Collection      47

3.5      Population of the Study and Sample Size Determination    48

3.6      Sampling Technique / Procedure         49

3.7      Validity and Reliability of Measuring Instruments   49

3.8      Method of Data / Statistical Analysis.       49

Chapter Four Data Presentation Analysis and Interpretation 

4.1   Introductions                     51

4.2   Data Presentation/ Analysis          52

4.3   Test of Hypothesis and Interpretation       63

CHAPTER FIVE Summary of Findings, Conclusion, and Recommendations

  • Summary of Findings 70
  • Conclusion                     71
  • Recommendations 72

Bibliography             75

Appendix                  76

Questionnaire        78


There appears to be evidence more convincing about the poor quality of employees working in different sectors of the economy especially in the manufacturing industry.

This is why most national governments have started to encourage employees’ training and development by incorporating grass-root workforce training and development in their nationals’ policies.

This is also seen in the Nigerian government. Here the government in its quest to boast employees training and development, established some agencies like; administrative Stock College of Nigeria (ASCON), Centre for management development (CMD), Industrial Training Centre (ITC), to mention but a few.

The private sector also organizes training and development centres in order to contribute their own quota towards manpower training and development at workplaces.

However, training and development activities differ from sector to sector as well as company to company. The needs and skills areas in which a company desires determines the levels of training and development programmes such a company will embark on in order to attain its goals and objectives.

It could be technical skills, supervisory skills, communication skills, materials management skills, accounting skills and other related specific areas of management like procurement skills.

The rate of a nation’s development is specifically based on the quality of its workforces, which is predicated on the quality of training and development programmes. This is also the case to companies especially manufacturing ones like Paterson Zochonis Cussons.

This is so because the quality of training and development activities a company put in place, will increase productivity, greater adaptability to new methods, ensures lesser supervision, preparing one for a higher job, maintain and raising the standard of performance as well as increasing morale and confidence in the performance of duties.


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