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Department of International Trade Promotion announced the names of outstanding Export Logistics Excellence who have won the 2013 ELMA award

September 10, 2013 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

On September 6, 2013, the Office of Services Trade and Trade Logistics, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, presented the Export Logistics Model Award to ELMA 2013 winners at Thailand International Logistics Trade Fair in BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre).

E8C1D5E066C4FA3462960395934AA27A1On this occasion, the seminar titled “Visions of Leadership & Export Logistics Excellence” was also organized to disseminate winning concepts and outstanding logistics models which Thai entrepreneurs could apply to improve their own competitive edge.

Mrs. Duangkamol Jiambutr, Deputy Director – General, Department of International Trade Promotion, affirmed that the Export Logistics Model Award opened up a window of opportunity for Thai entrepreneurs to showcase their world class logistics management capability because this award is a significant logo that guarantees the professionalism of trade logistics service. At the same time, ELMA challenges Thai companies to assess or benchmark their performance against international standards that have been incorporated into ELMA assessment criteria.

This year, ELMA Award went to 6 winners in the category of exporter or logistics service users, namely, Charoen Pokphand Food Public Co., Ltd., C.P. Intertrade Co., Ltd., CPF (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd., (Food Processing Saraburi), Milott Laboratories Co., Ltd., Ampol Food Processing Co., Ltd., and Srithai Superware Public Co., Ltd.

In the category of Logistics Services Providers, namely, Transportation, Warehousing, and 3PLs, there were no winners in this year’s contest.

This is the 7th consecutive year that ELMA has been organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion, with a view to motivating Thai enterprises to upgrade their logistics management systems which hold the key to commercial competitiveness and regional trade expansion. ELMA award also helps to improve corporate image and customer confidence in Thailand’s export sector and capability to become the ASEAN Logistics Hub.

The Export Logistics Model Award or ELMA indicates that the winner’s logistics management system is excellent based on assessment criteria, a highly qualified Board of Committee members have been selected from the public and private sectors to choose winners of the award based on 7 areas of corporate performance, namely, Corporate Vision and Leadership, Strategic Planning in Logistics, Customer and Market Focus, Use of IT for Logistics, Human Resources Focus, Logistics Operation Management and Logistics Business Results.

By combining various quality assurance concepts and criteria for measuring business performance and logistics management which are universally accepted, such as the Malcolm Baldrige Framework, European Framework for Quality Management, and Supply Chain Operation Reference (SCOR) Model, ELMA benchmark criteria have successfully combined the 2 dimensions of corporate performance which hold the key to business excellence, namely, quality assurance and efficiency.

As such, Thai entrepreneurs can rightly take pride in ELMA award which affirms logistics management excellence in global trade arena.

For distribution by TTIS Co., Ltd., on behalf of the Office of Services Trade and Trade Logistics, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce.

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