Designing the Multimodal Network in an Agriculture Supply Chain in Thailand


In terms of economic situation towards logistics implementation, it is found that one of the most important factors to consider about is transportation costs which need to be handled in many ways in order to get the best effectiveness and the lowest costs for the best profitability. For land transportation, rail transportation costs cheaper when compared with road (truck) transportation because rail transportation can load a lot of goods in one time and can avoid traffic troubles. This research is made to study a simulation of decision making on means of logistic transportation for tapioca which comes from 20 different originals that considered as having the largest productivity and delivered to train stations for further multimodal transportation. Each station has next destination at Leamchabang Station (final destination) and the goods will be transferred to another Ship marine Port. This demonstration of decision making is designed using mathematic simulation by setting target of transport quantity of each transport destination. Moreover, terms and conditions of transport quantity, quantity of goods from the origin to destination, different types of transport vehicles, transport capacity and quantity of vehicles, by using Microsoft Excel Solver programme for calculating the lowest cost. As a result after the simulation of decision making, the transportation cost can be 183 Million baht reduced compared with the previous mean in which the products will be transported by truck starting from farms to river port and shipped to seaport. Also the decision of model able apply with other agriculture products.

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Witchayut Timaboot, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand
Nanthi Suthikarnnarunai, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

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Conference: ACSET2016
Stream: Technology and Society – Green Computing: ICT, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment

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