Vol.10, No.1, February 2021.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

The Mediating Role of Information Flow and Factors for Supplier Selection


Manzoor Ali Mirani, Ikramuddin Junejo, Jan Muhammad Sohu, Sikandar Ali Qalati, Hafiz Muhammad Naveed, Amna Shabir


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 446-450, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM101-56, February 2021.


Received: 10 November 2020.

Revised:   08 January 2021.
Accepted:  16 January 2021.
Published: 27 February 2021.




It is very difficult to select the right supplier from supply base for the global supply chain due to many challenges and problems especially for the developing countries such as Pakistan. In the present study primary data is collected via adopted questionnaire from cases of the total 170 cases from Kotri manufacturing companies of Sindh, Pakistan. For the analysis of gathered data many tests were applied such as reliability test, factor analysis and structural equation modelling in SPSS and AMOS software. Findings, revealed the partial mediation for both quality and delivery variables in the presence of mediating variable information flow. However, the quality confirmed the more important variable for the supplier selection in manufacturing companies of Kotri, Sindh, Pakistan due to higher beta value than delivery variable. In the past research scholars explored the direct relationship between quality and delivery for the supplier selection but, in the present mediating variable information flow is introduced in order to verify the strength of studied variables. Lastly, based our limited knowledge this would be the first study conducted on Kotri manufacturing companies of Sindh, Pakistan.


Keywords: Quality, Delivery, Supplier Selection, Information Flows.



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