The Reverse Logistics Processing Development of Auto parts Industries in Thailand


  • Ampol Navavongsathian Southeast Bangkok University, Thailand
  • Dadanee Vuthipadadorn United Nation, Thailand
  • Sithichai Farangthong Dhonburi Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Surat Janthongpan Southeast Bangkok University, Thailand
  • Amnuay Khaewsai University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand


Reverse Logistics, Processing Development, Auto Parts Industries, Thailand


This study's objectives were; 1) to study the reverse logistics processing development of auto parts industries in Thailand, 2) to develop a model of the reverse logistics processing development of auto parts industries in Thailand. The unit of analysis is the auto parts industries in Thailand. The questionnaire-based survey applied to a sample of 368 auto parts industries in Thailand from tier-1 auto parts makers, tier-2 auto parts makers, and tier-3 auto parts makers using a multinomial logit model. The statistics were to identify factor with confirmatory factor analysis; one-way ANOVA used to define different factors and relative factors affecting the reverse logistics processing development of auto parts industries in Thailand that can predict the results using multinomial logit modeling for predicting choice behavior of the reverse logistics processing development of auto parts industries in Thailand.

          The results revealed that: 1) the factors affect the reverse logistics processing development of auto parts industries in Thailand. The nine elements are recovery accumulating, warehouse management, green operating, transportation, internal reverse logistics, economics operating, environmental awareness, cooperation in reverse logistics, and reverse logistics management systems. 2) The tier-1 auto parts maker has reverse logistics processing development, the second is the tier-2 auto parts maker, and the third is the tier-3 auto parts maker. The result of this study is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of auto parts industries in Thailand and determine public policy direction for the competitive advantages in the global market.


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