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Title: Encapsulation of a Decision-Making Model to Optimize Supplier Selection via Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
Authors: Hameed, R.S. 
Thiruchelvam, S. 
Mustapha, K.N. 
Che Muda, Z. 
Husin, N.M. 
Rusli, M.E. 
Yong, L.C. 
Ghazali, A. 
Itam, Z. 
Hakimie, H. 
Beddu, S. 
Mohd Kamal, N.L. 
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This paper proposes a conceptual framework to compare criteria/factor that influence the supplier selection. A mixed methods approach comprising qualitative and quantitative survey will be used. The study intend to identify and define the metrics that key stakeholders at Public Works Department (PWD) believed should be used for supplier. The outcomes would foresee the possible initiatives to bring procurement in PWD to a strategic level. The results will provide a deeper understanding of drivers for supplier's selection in the construction industry. The obtained output will benefit many parties involved in the supplier selection decision-making. The findings provides useful information and greater understanding of the perceptions that PWD executives hold regarding supplier selection and the extent to which these perceptions are consistent with findings from prior studies. The findings from this paper can be utilized as input for policy makers to outline any changes in the current procurement code of practice in order to enhance the degree of transparency and integrity in decision-making.
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