Strategies to Manage Delivery of Goods Ahead of Eid Al-Fitr, JAKARTA - Supply Chain Indonesia (SCI) disclosed the strategy for delivering goods that were prepared to avoid various obstacles that might occur ahead of the 2021 Eid celebration.

Senior Consultant & Trainner of SCI, Sugi Purnoto, said that for goods delivery managers, the strategy is to calculate the lead time for delivery of goods. "For example, the delivery of goods to Central Java [takes] 2 days, East Java 3 days, Bali 5 days, so I will depart the SCI shipment to Bali on May 7, 2021 and the East Java area on May 8, 2021, at the latest," he said to, Tuesday (6/4/2021).

According to him, SCI or the owners of goods and users of goods transportation services, have to plan for delivery so that no later than 11 May 2021, the goods have entered the warehouse in order to avoid additional storage costs (inpatient fees). "If the truck is not dismantled, the truck will impose additional costs on the owner of the goods," he said. In order to avoid this, Sugi ensures that SCI will arrange the delivery schedule as best as possible, such as shipments to Bali last May 7, 2021, Surabaya (East Java) on May 8, 2021, Central Java and West Java on May 9, 2021.

"So even if there will be discretion or a diversion of truck lanes from the toll road to the northern coast due to the density of vehicles [D-1 or during Eid], we will not be there [because it is not operating]," he added.

Even so, Sugi hopes that in the future there will be no diversion of goods transportation vehicles within the Greater Jakarta area, given the government ban on Lebaran homecoming. This is because logistics distribution, especially basic necessities, must continue, especially for people who do not go home. "So what we hope is because this is a distribution for people who do not go home, there is no discretion about prohibiting trucks from sending to their positions in Jabodetabek because the supply is for all of us who do not go home, especially basic needs," he said.