Developing and Validating a National Logistics Cost in Thailand

Ruth Banomyong, David B. Grant*, Paitoon Varadejsatitwong, Puthipong Julagasigorn

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National logistics cost can be used as a key indicator to reflect a country’s overall logistics performance and monitor their respective logistics policies. However, not all countries have developed this indicator, and some have used differing methodologies. This paper discusses the development and validation of a national logistics cost indicator method in Thailand that provides improved accuracy and efficacy and is easily obtainable from the country’s economic national accounts combined with survey data. The development of this indicator contributes to the logistics cost debate and can inform academics, managers and policy makers not just in Thailand but in other countries when developing their own indicator as a national logistics performance measure to evaluate their respective logistics development activities.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalTransport Policy
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25.05.2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Sustainable Development Goals

  • GOAL 09: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics

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