Title: Electronic procurement: a case study of Malaysia's e-Perolehan (e-procurement) initiative

Authors: Maniam Kaliannan, Halimah Awang, Murali Raman

Addresses: Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper presents a case study of Malaysia|s e-procurement initiative. This initiative is locally known as e-Perolehan. The case reports among others, the vision of the Malaysian government in the light of embarking on e-procurement, the process flow within e-Perolehan, and the issues therein. The general consensus amongst both the buyer and seller communities is that e-procurement will become an important management tool to enhance the performance of the supply chain, especially in the public sector. We expect that between the next three and five years, more suppliers will grab the opportunity and benefit fully from the e-Perolehan initiative in Malaysia.

Keywords: electronic procurement; e-procurement; SCM; supply chain management; public sector; Malaysia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2009.029124

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2009 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.103 - 117

Published online: 06 Nov 2009 *

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