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Jakarta Post

Why centralizing procurement matters

  • Nadia Assegaf
    Nadia Assegaf

    Strategic procurement professional at IBM Indonesia

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 6, 2017   /  12:40 pm
Why centralizing procurement matters Civil service: An official of the Civil Registry and Population Agency (Disdukcapil) print e-IDs at the agency's office in Tasikmalaya city, West Java, on Oct.24. (Antara/Adeng Bustomi)

Despite their differences, corporations share similarities when it comes to purchasing items to support their operations, such as IT networking and building management. Looking closely at those needs, procurement stands as a facilitator to get the requirements that companies have to fulfill. 

Some say, however, that procurement is an opportunity to increase margin, while some others call it a potential silent killer of company profit. 

During project deals, most companies focus on revenue generation, but lack attention to controlling total costs of ownership. Owing to its nature as a blind spot, the potential threats, including fraud, might not be easily identified for various reasons. 

According to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), procurement is the second-most vulnerable field to corruption in the country, as evide...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.