The development of the logistics and supply chain is crucial to support national economic activities, business and trade, industries and create significant value in the economy. The government prioritizes logistics as the top rank priority in the Thailand’s 20-year National Strategy (2018 – 2037). The Third Thailand Logistics Development Plan (2017-2022) under the framework of the 20-year strategy framework aim to enable Thailand to upgrade the national logistics systems to become the center of trade, services, and investment in the region. The plan consists of 3 main strategies: (1) Supply Chain Enhancement, (2) Development of Infrastructure and Facilities, and (3) Development of Logistics Supporting Factors to increase the country’s competitiveness.
Besides, the efficient logistics and supply chain management by reduce logistics cost, increase customer satisfaction level would greatly supports the industries, business and trades both within domestics and international, thus will increase the competitive advantage overall. With its well-developed infrastructure and centrally located position in ASEAN, Thailand is rapidly emerging as the key logistics hub for multinational companies around the world. According to Thailand Investment Review (TRI, 2016), the country is favored as a regional hub by many industries, ranging from the automotive, logistics hub, electrical and electronics, tourism, medical, and food sectors, among many others. Thailand must be prepared to cope with such rapid changes and also accommodate the national policies and strategy, thus, need to develop of many of qualified human resources and researchers in this related fields to accommodate the situation.
The curriculum of Ph.D. in Logistics Management aims to produce capable personnel in advanced logistics management. The courses are well designed to enhance the analytical and critical thinking skills while covering the areas of quantitative analytics, smart logistics, research and statistics and related fields in response to Thailand’s need to enhance its competitiveness advantages in this area.
Research and courses requirements
Elective courses (minimum)
Total not less than
Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies
Advanced Integrated English Language Skill Development
Choose at least 6 credits (2 Courses) upon the consideration of the lecturer responsible for the curriculum.
Data Analytics and Decision Models
Inventory Management Analytics
Transportation and Network Analytics
Supply Chain Analytics and Optimization
Remark: 1. The condition on exemption in English courses is in accordance with the condition of the curriculum of English course for graduate students.
Stochastics Process in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics Network Optimization
Research Methodology and Statistics for Logistics Management
Supply Chain Risk Management
Advanced Project Management
Advanced Logistics Simulation
Advanced Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
Advanced Revenue Management
Managing Big Data in Logistics Management
Applied Machine Learning in Logistics Management
Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Analytics
Advanced Production System Analytics
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Remark: - The Elective courses also include other graduate courses offered by the school or others in NIDA (To register for these courses, students must receive approvals from his/her advisor)
- Elective courses opened in each semester will be selected by the school and the institute.
Director of Ph.D. in Smart Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Assistant Professor Sarawut Jansuwan, Ph.D.
National Institute of Development Administration.
148 Seri Thai Rd., Khlong Chan, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240
Navamindradhiraj Building, 12nd floor