The Future Effects on Supply Chain of Watch Parts Manufacturing in Thailand Industry for Exporting

  • Sakchai Rakkarn
Keywords: Supply Chain, Future Affects, Watch Parts Manufacturing


This research focuses on the global change of the supply chain of watch parts manufacturing for exporting from Thailand to Switzerland. Swiss watch industry is the biggest of watchmaking and watches parts in the world. Thailand is 18th country, exporting to Switzerland and watches and watch parts are 2nd of all product group.  The research questions are associated with customers, technology, market, business change, and how to watch part manufacturing in Thailand industry could be managed and adapted appropriately for the future. The methodologies consist of analyzing and synthesizing all data of watch parts manufacturing, which may affect the global and local supply chain. The results rank all effectiveness factors and propose the appropriate solution for Thailand industry of watch parts manufacturing for export.


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