Industry and Trade Minister Rini Suwandi has called on Indonesia's domestic textile industry to improve the efficiency of its supply chain.

Speaking at the opening of a conference in Jakarta, Rini said a shorter supply chain would lead to cost reductions and improved efficiencies.

Lead times in Indonesia's textile industry are an average of 90 days, while China is aiming for 60 days she said. 

Cutting down on bureaucracy when handling goods and documents at ports is another option the industry is looking at.

Indonesia's textile exports were worth $7.05 in 2003, compared to $6.86 in 2002.