Pandemic-Era Innovations Become the Key to Sector’s Exponential Growth

Indonesia’s logistics sector (transportation and warehousing, including courier services) has performed better compared to years before. Based on data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) up to the third quarter of 2021, Supply Chain Indonesia (SCI) predicted that the sector will contribute IDR 699.1 to the national gross domestic product (GDP), with year-over-year growth of 1.08% in 2022. The prediction is then justified by the logistics sector’s realized contribution to the national GDP, which, according to SCI, has amounted to IDR 676 trillion by the end of 2021, with a year-over-year contraction of 2.03%.

Moreover, Google reports that Indonesia’s e-commerce gross merchandise value (GMV) grows by 52 percent from USD 35 billion in 2020 to USD 53 billion in 2021, making the country’s e-commerce industry one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors. On the other hand, the logistics and transportation sector is expected to rake in USD 81.3 billion, and still can see further development.

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Logistics Sector: Growth and Innovations Are Inseparable

The logistics sector’s growth, especially in relation to the e-commerce sector’s growth, has been largely attributed to the recent innovations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has opened up many opportunities for businesses to deliver innovations in a quick and sustainable manner.

One of the innovations introduced to the sector is logistics management by a third-party logistics company, commonly abbreviated as 3PL. The solution includes an optimized route and consolidated shipment to the same destination. In addition to providing efficient warehousing, it also helps customers ensure a smooth logistics flow.

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There are several factors that have contributed to the growth of Indonesia’s logistics sector, including logistics services that offer convenience to businesses, innovations in the currently-used technology, and digital acceleration for MSMEs and larger enterprises across Indonesia.

SELOG Provides Logistic Transportation Solutions

Through one of its business units, SERA of Astra Group has also engaged in the logistics sector. Under the SELOG brand, this unit answers customers’ needs for comprehensive logistics solutions through a series of diverse services, including integrated, end-to-end logistics solutions for businesses of any scale.

PT Serasi Logistik Indonesia (SELOG) provides comprehensive solutions that range from contract logistics, shipment, and warehouse management, to freight forwarding by land, sea, and air. 

There is also SELOG Express for sending documents and packages instantly. Today, SELOG even serves various industrial sectors such as automotive, consumer goods, heavy machinery, and basic staples.

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SELOG specializes in providing logistics solutions using land transportation and freight forwarding services. To this day, SELOG maintains a fleet of 575 trucks. SELOG also provides robust sea transport solutions through PT Toyofuji Serasi Indonesia, which maintains 5 roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships. 

Supported by IT-based solutions provided by the AstraFMS fleet management system, SELOG offers the best solution for managing commercial vehicles for transporting both people and goods.

SELOG now also has a warehouse management system (WMS) in place. WMS enables continuous tracking of received, picked up, delivered, and detained goods as well as damaged goods and completed shipments. WMS also allows customers to monitor inventory, including low-stock goods, in real-time. 

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SELOG offers various end-to-end logistics services, including an express courier solution with two categories of services: standard services and solution services. The standard services include the same-day service, the next-day service, and the regular service, 

while the solution services provide two specialized services you can always count on: the VPD (valuable, perishable, and dangerous goods) service for document delivery and the package delivery service for items that are too large and heavy to be shipped using regular cargo services. For more information, click here.