The coronavirus disease has disrupted the world in an unprecedented manner. Apart from its immense physical, mental, and social impact on individuals, families, and communities, we need to consider the disease's far-reaching and enduring impacts on economies and supply chains around the world. As cities went into lockdown across the world and now slowly opening up again for trade, businesses are uncertain about navigating the new reality of cross border logistics.
The most apparent disruptions to a business-as-usual state would be the closing of physical stores and reduced airfreight capacity. It is important for businesses to plan their supply chain to navigate choppy waters and ensure business can go on with some semblance of normality.
But what is the cost of this new normality? Who will absorb the cost of compliance? Is the Indonesian logistics sector ready for its challenges? Is e-Commerce sufficiently mature to grasp the opportunities?