Industries should be encouraged with the capabilities of human resources (HR), network, and technology. Most important is the human resources in order to compete in the era of e-commerce today. JAKARTA (infolog): That was stated by the President Director of PT Pos Indonesia Gilarsi Wahju Setijono after signing the memorandum of understanding (MoU) Capacity Building program in E-commerce Logistic in Indonesia by the Indonesian government with the Singapore government, supported by Temasek Foundation International at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Monday, 12 March 2018. “The industry is encouraged, but human capital is very important, especially since PT Pos has a logistic polytechnic school, we build the foundation from here, in the next 5-10 years there will be capacity increase from this young generation,” Gilarsi said after the signing of the MoU as quoted by Tempo.co as saying. In the cooperation, the signing of MoU E-commerce Logistic in Indonesia between the Government of Indonesia represented by Deputy of Coordination of Trade and Industry Coordinating Ministry of Economy Elen Setiadi with Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and MoU Capacity for Technical Education in Supply Chain Management for E-commerce Kong Wy Mun, signed between the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education and Republic Polytechnic Singapore. Gilarsi acknowledges that this partnership is important for PT Pos to play a strong role and provide the best service in e-commerce logistics. However, in terms of products, MSMEs at the grassroots level need to be improved in order to rise faster in the global market, namely product readiness, sustainable production system (subtainable), and packaging.
“The relevance of Pos Indonesia and other players in the logistics industry depends on whether it is able to cope with changes and distuptions within the industry because the business aspect is not a question of e-commerce itself, it’s our great homework.” Meanwhile, Deputy of Trade and Industry Coordination Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Elen Setiadi added, this step becomes part of the implementation of the road map of e-commerce Indonesia and PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) is appointed as coordinator of the program implementer. According to Elen, the development of e-commerce Indonesia in 2016 reached US $ 5.2 billion or Rp 75 trillion. This figure is dominated by Java Island by 70.4 percent. The challenge is to reduce logistics costs by breaking the layered chain from village to city, especially remote areas, then performance, and service improvements. It does require transportation infrastructure, because it is recognized in Indonesia is still divided into western and eastern segments. Admittedly the reality is very difficult to reach the East, but if not spurred will increasingly create a great gulf between west and east. On the other hand, the penetration of SMEs in the online world trade is only 2-8 percent and the Indonesian product in Alibaba is only 6.7 percent. In fact, MSMEs from rural to city have direct competitiveness to the global market. “The government encourages PT Pos to act as a consolidator and able to make it happen, especially to remove the gap because it has the greatest reach so we expect a lot at PT Pos,” he said. (katadata.co.id/ac)