Title: Assessing logistics factors on the business success of the electrical and electronics industry in Thailand

Authors: Navee Chiadamrong; Tinnawat Canova

Addresses: School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, 12121, Thailand ' School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, 12121, Thailand

Abstract: This study is an attempt to test a framework that looks into how relationships in internal and external logistics factors contribute to the success of firms in the electrical and electronics industry in Thailand. Data were collected from the 303 firms in the electrical and electronics industry in Thailand. The analysis was divided into two scenarios based on the firm's capital investment (less than or higher than 200 million Baht). Questionnaires were used as a tool to collect data and structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to analyse relationships among these factors. Seven hypothesised relationships were tested on five factors which consisted of human resource management, logistics infrastructure, internal operational activities, external operational activities and business performance. The results show some support for some of the hypotheses and make a contribution to the understanding of the influence of internal and external logistics factors on business performance based on the size of the firms. The outcomes can recommend important logistics factors to the firms in each scenario so they can focus more on these factors with their limited resources and budgets. [Received 18 January 2011; Revised 25 May 2011; Revised 9 August 2011; Accepted 20 November 2011]

Keywords: electrical and electronic industry; E&E; internal logistics; external logistics; structural equation modelling; SEM; performance evaluation; supply chain performance; Thailand; success factors; supply chain management; SCM; human resource management; HRM; logistics infrastructure; business performance; firm size.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2013.055019

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2013 Vol.7 No.4, pp.393 - 415

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 25 Jun 2013 *

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