Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption in Supply Chains: A Case of Construction Companies in Iraq

Author's Name:

Haady Abdilnibi Altememy

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

Mohammed Shakir Ibrahim

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.

Hayder Hasan Shatawi

Department of Law, College of Law, Sawa University, Almuthana, Iraq.

Ali Salma

Department of Law, College of Law, University of Imam Jaafar AL-Sadiq/Iraq

Noor Qusai

Department of management/ Al-Nisour University College/Iraq.

Ali Mohsen Ajel

Department of Education/ Mazaya University College/ Iraq.

Alhasan Ahmed Hasan

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

In contemporary business environments characterized by high competition, integrating supply chain activities and leveraging advanced technology is essential for maintaining competitiveness across diverse industries. Given the ongoing global technological advancements, adopting supply chain technologies represents a viable strategy for organizations. This study aims to explore the significance of implementing supply chain technology within the construction sector and its ramifications on business operations. Through the construction of a comprehensive model, this research endeavours to elucidate the key factors shaping the adoption of supply chain technology. The hypothesized relationship suggests that the adoption rate of technology is contingent upon factors such as firm size, organizational structure, and the alignment of supply chain strategy. Considering these factors enables businesses to make informed decisions regarding technology implementation.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, Supply Chain, Competitive Advantage, Firm Size, Organizational Design..