Title: Cost structure assessment system of cold chain management through the entire supply chain of Thai mango

Authors: Sawang Panjun; Punnamee Sachakamol

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngam Wong wan Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand ' Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngam Wong wan Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand

Abstract: Exporters of Thai mangoes are currently facing problems of being much less competitive than competitors for the consistency of output, ineffective management of production data, and high production costs. Therefore, to solve such problems and create a model system for the entrepreneurs to learn how to apply modern technologies together with an assessment of the costs, a system to evaluate the cost structure has been developed that is consistent with the guideline for managing cold chain system, from upstream to downstream activities throughout the supply chain. The research indicates that this assessment system can be used as a model for entrepreneurs to learn and to apply modern technologies in conjunction with the assessment of production costs effectively. This allows entrepreneurs to learn the process of checking the source of inefficiency and waste in the production process to bring such information to further develop and improve sustainable competitiveness.

Keywords: cold chain; cost structure; Thai mango; supply chain; innovation and learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2017.085247

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2017 Vol.22 No.1, pp.44 - 65

Available online: 07 Jul 2017

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