The aim of this research is to study the factors that affect theories applied to the inventory management of auto- parts manufacturing companies. The sampling group was the executives who were responsible for inventory management of 342 auto- parts manufacturing companies located in industrial estates. Systematic random sampling was used to select the samples. The research instrument was the 5-point Likert scales questionnaire. The data were analyzed by statistical analysis software program. The results showed the operation system had the most effect on applying knowledge from studying and training to their work. The second effect was the company policies that supported the employees’ work. In fact, all factors showed the high effects when considering the investment forms and company sizes. From the factor analysis, the factors that affected the theoretical application to the inventory management of auto- parts manufacturing companies consisted of 10 factors. The first factor was organization awareness including 7 variables. The second factor was the organization’s internal cooperation including 7 variables. The third factor was the support from organization and colleagues including 6 variables. The fourth factor was the knowledge management system including 4 variables. The fifth factor was the organization culture including 4 variables. The sixth factor was the importance of workers including 4 variables. The seventh factor was the quality and management including 3 variables. The eighth factor was the workers’ skills including 3 variables. The ninth factor was the knowledge application including 2 variables. The tenth factor was the receiving skills including 2 variables.
Anuwat Charoensuk, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Pongsak Saithanya, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Stream: Technology and Society: The Social and Societal Impact and Implications of Technology
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