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- YCH will provide e-Commerce fulfilment services through implementing its proprietary The Last Mile™ (TLM™) solution across Indonesia's national network for ZALORA's massive fashion warehouse operations

Jakarta, Indonesia, 27 May 2015 - YCH Group, Asia Pacific's leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner, implements its proprietary The Last Mile™ (TLM™) solution for ZALORA as the online powerhouse launches its fashion warehouse in YCH DistriPark located at Cibitung, West Java today. The latest warehouse from ZALORA, covering an area close to 15,000 sq. meters, is the largest of its kind in Indonesia for a fashion retailer.

Leveraging on YCH's TLM™ solution to optimize route management and last mile distribution from its flagship warehouse, ZALORA will not only gain an overall increase in logistics efficiency for e-Commerce fulfilment across the entire country; but also benefit from a host of other complementary solutions including business intelligence and analysis to help with order fulfilment and return management. Apart from gaining visibility to 'on-the-road' data, ensuring predictability, reliability and the safe delivery of ZALORA's goods to customers, an electronic proof of delivery (e-POD) system will be implemented in the next phase to further enhance ZALORA's capabilities in e-commerce fulfilment, where delivery personnel are able to capture receipts and send status reports instantly through their mobile devices, thereby effectively shortening process lead times and improving information flow.

   
(L to R) Mr Fredrik Thomassen, CEO of Zalora Indonesia, Mr Ole Daniel, Director of Operations at Zalora Indonesia, Mr Oki Hermawan, Warehouse Operations Manager of Zalora Indonesia and Mr Iman Gandi, Country General Manager of YCH Indonesia doing the honours at Zalora Indonesia's ribbon-cutting ceremony
 
Mr Iman Gandi, Country GM of YCH Indonesia (2nd from right) with Zalora Indonesia management Mr Ole Daniel, Director of Operations (rightmost) and Mr Oki Hermawan, Warehouse Operations Manager (2nd from left) taking questions from the media at the Press Conference during the launch event
 
       

At ZALORA's launch of the biggest fashion warehouse in Indonesia, Mr Fredrik Thomassen, CEO of Zalora Indonesia commented on YCH's regional experience and capabilities in e-commerce fulfilment. He said, "We are pleased to partner YCH and have full confidence in YCH to uphold ZALORA's promise of excellent customer experience, especially in the area of last mile delivery. Given YCH's vast network and deep experience operating in Indonesia and the ASEAN region, we are happy to join hands with YCH on our quest to become Indonesia's best and largest online fashion retailer."

With more than 85 million active internet users and an e-Commerce market reaching USD 18 billion in 2015, Indonesia will become the largest e-Commerce market in Southeast Asia. This collaboration with ZALORA, as well as other partnerships with e-Commerce players such as ShopClues and SnapDeal, furthers YCH's commitment to entrench a reliable system and excellent track record in e-Commerce fulfilment across the Asia-Pacific region.

Country General Manager of YCH Indonesia, Mr Iman Gandi said during the warehouse launch, "We are glad to be ZALORA's partner of choice in the area of e-Commerce fulfilment in Indonesia. This is testament to the advanced, proprietary fulfilment solutions that YCH is continuously developing to empower both traditional as well as online retailers, with proactive visibility and game-changing capabilities that will help them increase productivity and optimize resources in such dynamic and highly competitive businesses."

As last mile delivery is often a company's first touch point to the end-customer, having a smooth and efficient last mile fulfilment will enable ZALORA to build stronger levels of trust and brand loyalty with its rapidly expanding consumer markets. Having been in Indonesia for more than a decade since 2003 with presence across 15 cities, YCH continues to strengthen its niche in last mile fulfilment and further expand its extensive supply chain network across Indonesia for aspiring growth companies and MNC customers such as LG Electronics, Royal FrieslandCampina, EVONIK and ZALORA.

About ZALORA

ZALORA, Asia's leading online fashion destination, was founded in early 2012. With presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Brunei, ZALORA's localized sites offer an extensive collection of over 500 top international and local brands and over 15,000 products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women. Offering a thirty-day free returns policy, speedy deliveries within 2-3 working days, free delivery over a certain spend, and multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, ZALORA is the online shopping destination with endless fashion possibilities. For more information, please visit www.zalora.com

About YCH Group

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Singapore, YCH Group is the leading end-to-end supply chain solutions partner to some of the world's largest companies and favourite brands across the Asia Pacific region. Its suite of innovative award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions deliver powerful competitive advantages that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare, as well as e-commerce. A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognized for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution.

As an extended family enterprise, YCH was awarded the May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014 for embracing diversity, encouraging continuous learning and the creation of a productive, resilient and sustainable workforce. The organization also won the Supply Chain Asia 'Overall Partner of the Year' and 'Supply Chain Security' awards in the same year, demonstrating its strong commitment to developing symbiotic partnerships with world-class customers.

YCH commemorates its 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee this year in 2015, with a revamped CSR focus on Education, Environment and Engagement. For further information, please visit www.ych.com


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