Competence Requirements for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Students by Adopting BLM and APICS Competency Framework: An Importance-Expertise Matrix Analysis

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Krittipat Pitchayadejanant
Sirintorn Thepmongkorn


This research proposes to investigate dissimilarity between importance and perception in expertise of logistics and supply chain management students in order to improve the curriculum for corresponding to employers’ desire. The study adopts American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) competency framework and together with Business Logistics Management (BLM) framework to explore the investigation. The respondents are supervisors who work and advice the logistics and supply chain management students. The locations of study are in Bangkok, Chonburi, and Rayong because these three provinces have the companies with plenty of logistics and supply chain activities. Moreover, Importance-Expertise Matrix is applied to discover the result based on research objective. All of skills is significantly different between importance and perception except being self-confidence. As the result, 15% of all skills fall in critical skill gap, 40% falls into competence in critical skills, 37% falls in non-critical skills and 8% falls into competence in non-critical skills.


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