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ItemDelivery performance improvement: a case of a secure logistics provider(Assumption University Press, 2016) Ryothatch Bhusithipatkool ; Chanasit Thanathawee ; Orawee ThongkamThe need for Secure Logistics Providers is concerned with outsourcing logistics which is focused on the expected safe delivery of valuable products. Delivery in Full and on Time is the major concern, as customers expect to receive their goods on tive especially before noon (on the same date of flight arrival). The focus firm is ABC Logistics Company. Its KPI is set at 95% effectiveness for a morning flight arrival, but this standard was not being achieved. This research project's purpose, therefore, is to identify improved delivery performance of shipments which arrive before 7.30 AM. First, data of import shipments during January-December 2014 and January-April 2015 is collated. Second, the current import process is analyzed. Third is identifying factors which are controllable and uncontrollable, with the focus then on the controllable factors. To eliminate these factors, shipment consolidation is the first chosen alternative. Combining various shipments with various Master Air Way Bills at origin into one, helps reduce the process time. A Review and Revision of the training procedure is the second chosen alternative, to improve the sorting skills. The implementation period of May-December 2015 increased the effectiveness to 95% compared to the same period in 2014 which was only 72% which shows that the chosen alternatives worked well.
ItemThe future of Thailand's logistics companies(Assumption University Press, 2015) Orawee Thongkam ; Pavilas Chaochankit ; Sutta Sornmayura ; Wasana MarksinLogistics companies are well established in Thailand. They service trading companies within Thailand and beyond its borders. There is tough competition in an ever increasing global complex world, in which mega-trends will greatly influence societies, businesses, and logistics firms. As one of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN), Thailand faces the imminence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in December 2015, which presents challenges and opportunities. ASEAN becomes a single market and production base, which, with near-zero customs barriers, will enable easier flow of goods and services as well as of investment, capital, and professionals. This will also help ASEAN countries to become more integrated in the global economic community. AEC has tremendous implications for logistics companies in Thailand, which has a geographically advantageous central position, and which could become the transport hub. There is a need for well educated, multi-skilled graduates, to take a variety of jobs in logistics companies.
ItemImproving vehicle tracking in a holding carpark(Assumption University Press, 2017) Chatchawan Trakoonsitthisri ; Srobol Smutkupt ; Orawee Thongkam ; Sutta Sornmayura ; Assumption University. Martin de Tours School of Management and EconomicsThis research was conducted to improve the operation of a parking area for vehicles waiting for export, and reduce the cost of management fees, through implementation of a barcode system. Barcoding is an automated identification system which is powerful technology and applied in many fields. A barcode system was designed and tested to see if it could solve the parking problem. The focus company in this research manufactures vehicles in Thailand for export. Its internal operations are very good, but identifying where each vehicle is in the special parking area awaiting export was rudimentary. To begin to solve this problem, all relevant data was collated, such as the current ABC Company information and operation, historical data of cost, company volume, and the parking problem. All this was analyzed so as to develop a new and improved parking process. To implement the barcode system, ABC Company had to invest in equipment and software. The Company also modified the parking area by installing stud bars on the ground. Calculation of the Net Present Value of the returns from this project shows that the investment is valuable to the organization. When all the improvements were finished and applied, the researcher compared the ole operation with the new operation, concerning the process and cost. The results of implementing the barcode system not only solved the problem but also improved the vehicle export operation process. This project eliminates non-value added activities and enhances the skill of manpower. Communication inside and outside the Company is easier, accurate, and reliable. All concerned parties quickly dealt with urgent issues. The Company's supply chain is more efficient and effective than before. The Company reduces costs, gains advantage over its competitors and improves collaboration with its partners.