The Role of Important Factors Affecting the Vendor Selection in the Construction Project Supply Chain: Moderating Role of Vender Reputation

Author's Name:

Haady Abdilnibi Altememy

College of Islamic Sciences, The Islamic University in Najaf, Iraq

Haneen Hussein Ali

Al-Hadi University College, Baghdad,10011, Iraq

Hasanain Ali Ismail Kalf

Al-Manara College for Medical Sciences, Maysan, Iraq

Hussein Basim Furaijl

College of Pharmacy/ University of Al-Ameed/Iraq

Alhasan Ahmed Hasan

College of Education, National University of Science and Technology, Dhi Qar, Iraq

Noor Qusai

Department of Management/ Al-Nisour University College, Iraq

Khudr Bary Freeh Alsrray

College of Arts, Department of Media, Al-Esraa University, Baghdad, Iraq

Krar Muhsin Thajil

Department of Education/ Mazaya University College, Iraq

The process of vendor selection has emerged as a crucial component for achieving success in the construction sector supply chain on a worldwide scale. This may be accomplished by placing emphasis on key variables pertaining to vendors, including their quality, cost, and capacity to perform work. Therefore, the current study aims to investigate the influence of work quality, work expenses, and work capacity on the process of vendor selection within the construction project supply chain in Iraq. This study examines the moderating influence of vendor reputation on the relationship between quality of work, work costs, capacity of work, and vendor selection within the construction project supply chain in Iraq. The major data for this study is obtained through the use of survey questionnaires sent to the supply chain department within the construction sector in Iraq. The present study examines the relationship between the constructs by utilising the statistical software SPSS-AMOS. The findings of the study indicate a positive correlation between vendor selection in the construction project supply chain in Iraq and the quality of work, costs of work, and capacity of work. The results of the study also revealed that the reputation of the vendor plays a significant moderating role in relation to the quality, pricing, and capacity of work, as well as the selection of vendors within the construction project supply chain in Iraq. The research supports the supply chain department in the vendor selection process, wherein the pertinent authorities assess the quality, costs, and capacity of work, as well as the vendor's reputation in the market.

Keywords: Quality of Work, Costs of Work, Capacity of Work, Vendor Selection, Construction Project Supply Chain, Vendor Reputation.