Indonesia's most expensive logistics costs in Asia

The Center for Human Resource Development (P2SDM) Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) IPB University invited two experts to discuss HR adaptation in the management of smart logistics. "Smart logistics is an effort to modernize logistics work with technology. The goal is to be able to reduce operational costs and service for prime consumers, "said Prof. Dr. Aris Purwanto, a lecturer at IPB University who is a Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, in the Intelligent Logistics and Community Talk Program 5.0, (2/7).

According to him, Indonesia is currently a country in the Asian region with the highest logistics costs. The figure reaches 24 percent of gross domestic product. As an agricultural activist, the most dominant challenge of the phenomenon of smart logistics in horticultural products is the ability to provide guarantees to consumers that quality and safe products are affordable. The consumer's desire for honest and trustworthy business practices is expressed by the traceability of the agricultural products they buy.

"For example, by measuring the sweetness of apples and mangoes by installing a QR code on the fruit. Then if you want to know the level of sweetness we just need to scan the QR code. After that the results can be seen on our smartphone in less than 10 seconds, "said Prof. Aris.

Meanwhile, according to Prof. Pribadiyono from the Quantum HRM International Professional Certification Institute, intelligent logistics can also be interpreted as the right product or service at the right time, in the right place and in the right conditions. The founder of Quantum HRM International also said that the 5.0 community is a smart logistic society and a community that is interdependent on the network system. The purpose of community 5.0 is to create a place where people can enjoy their lives.

Smart logistics occur because of a shift from traditional supply chains to open supply networks. Long-term business relationships are flooded with short-term business connections, highly dynamic logistics markets and the complexity of increasingly advanced logistics networks that require new methods, products and services.

In addition, aspects such as flexibility, adaptability and proactivity are increasingly important and can only be achieved with the integration of new technology. Logistics have performance standards that must be achieved. The level of performance achieved in logistics activities is a balance between the quality of service expected by the customer and all costs incurred to achieve company goals.

Prof. Pribadiyono also revealed how to manage HR changes in smart logistics, namely by re-engineering. "We need to re-engineering means to think laterally, out of the way of ordinary people's logic but still make sense. Thinking by moving from the edge that is unthinkable to others, "he added. (IAAS / NAS) 



Published Date : 04-Jul-2020

Resource Person : Prof Dr Aris Purwanto

Keyword : Smart logistics, intelligent logistics, community 5.0, human resource adaptation, IPB University, P2SDM, LPPM, IPB lecturers