Warehouse Management Studies in Thailand: A Literature Review
Keywords:Warehouse Management, Literature Review, Thailand
This research reviews the extant literature in the field of warehouse management in Thailand. Thirty-four manuscripts published from 2011 to 2020 were analyzed through the content analysis method, searching for key themes and patterns. Key themes were topic, method, industry, organization, logistic activities, and outcome. Our findings indicate that the majority of the research (29 studies) explored private industry, and specifically warehouse systems within a production company (16 studies). The main data collection method involved a survey questionnaire (25 studies), which obtained data primarily from warehouse managers.
As the study of logistics and supply chains is critically related to the observation of operations movement and layout, visiting an organization to collect data by mixed methods; such as interviews, observation, and documentation can fill this gap. New contributions to the progression of warehouse management would be improved with the inclusion of research conducted in the areas of public sectors, reverse logistics, lean and green logistics, integrated activities in the value chain, applied Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, the generation of new model or layouts, complicated algorithms and simulations, and the development of specific warehouse indicators underpinning Thai culture.
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