Thailand’s Best Practices I.

BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development (BUILD) BUILD was established to promote and develop supporting industries in Thailand. The program which aims to be a crucial key to part and component supplies is an important initiative of the new service-oriented Board of Investment. I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. II. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. III. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. IV. 1. A. BUILD’s Main Objectives

To encourage supporting industry development in Thailand To strengthen linkages between vendors and buyers To help small and medium sized vendors improving efficiency, productivity and quality To foster cooperation between foreign investors and Thai vendors and government agencies To remove impediments to subcontracting and improve linkage development To promote Thailand as a regional base for part production and sourcing B. Wide Ranges of Market-oriented Services

Comprehensive computerized information on subcontracting opportunities Support for foreign buyers seeking sourcing networks in Thailand Match-making services for individual firms Technical and management assistance to local vendors Organization and coordination of training courses to upgrade marketing and technological capability of small and medium sized vendors C. Variety of Supporting Industries Metal Finishing Machinery and Equipment Electronics Parts Petrochemicals Automotive Parts D. How can BUILD help investors ? Reduce cost

2. 3. Electronics BUILD 2. 2. 7. VIII. VII. Parts to support growth Increase an investment opportunities in Thailand Promote part and component production facilities Develop technical skill and increase employment opportunities Promote quality of life and living standard F. VI. 1. 4. 1. V. 2. VMC activity focuses on 2 main industries : 1. 2. VMC : Vendors meet customers This program is to stimulate more consumption on local parts by matching buyers or assemblers and vendors or manufacturers. 5. Lower risks Improve technology Enhance standards Develop human resources Trouble-shooting Set up local and international sourcing networks E. 3. 4. Automotive IX. 1. 3. Vendors Meet Customers The early phase. BUILD activities VMC : Vendors Meet Customers Program ASID : ASEAN Supporting Industry MMS : Match Making and Subcontracting G. Invites supporting industry companies to visit assembly plants Organizes seminar on part requirements with purchasing people of the assemblies Constructs direct relationships between potential vendors and the Assemblers . 3. 6.

1. XII. H. consolidating and updating the data. employment. XIII. 1. · · Benefits for buyers : ASID Facilitates qualified part sourcing Reduces costs and time Creates alternative sources for better decision making Benefits for suppliers : ASID Creates new marketing channel Minimizes marketing expenses Develops competitive advantages ASID consists of Company profile Investment profile. BUILD is responsible for developing this database.050 from 68 training courses. 2. XIV. Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) The Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) has been conducted by the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) in provincial areas throughout the country since 1980. please contact : BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development (BUILD) E-mail : build@boi. 3. and activating the service on the internet to permit global access II.X. 3. Later. ASID : ASEAN Supporting Industry Database ASID is one of ASEAN’s attempts to promote supporting industries in ASEAN member countries.go. . capacity. customers Information on products. 2. 3. raw material. machinery In the future Includes 2 and 3 dimension pictures of parts More involved in E-Commerce More information about BUILD. process. 2. 1. Its branches are located in various provinces around the country with a total members of 2. these small clubs merged to be the central club and changed its status by registration to the Association of Thai Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in 1997. The graduated trainees in each province get together to set up a small club to help each other to improve their capabilities of business arrangement through various activities with the assistance from DIP.

To collaborate and coordinate with government and private sectors to promote and develop the progressive business performance of industrial entrepreneurs. 7. 2. More information about EDP. 8. 3. At present. please contact : Bureau of Industrial Enterprise Development . 6. the Association also receives continuing partial support from the Department of Industrial Promotion according to its policy to promote and develop SMEs as the whole. promote and conduct training courses on appropriate modern techniques and know-how for members and general entrepreneurs for higher caliber. 5. view-point and experiences among the members. To serve as the center for members and any other entrepreneurs who are interested in joining the activities. To conduct study mission or trade mission in foreign countries such as Japan . China. To organize seminars and training courses for members in order to improve their business capabilities.The Association of Thai Small and Medium Entrepreneurs is a non-government and non-profit organization for Small and Medium–sized industrial enterprises. management and technical capabilities of the industrial entrepreneurs. 4. To suggest the usage and benefit of e-commerce and internet to promote members’ business The Executive Board will closely foster members’s performance by regular visit in various regions to strengthen the good relationship among members The Department of Industrial Promotion cooperates with the Association to provide functions in term of developing and upgrading the entrepreneurship. 4. for business promotion on trade and investment. To support and assist members in solving their problems and eliminating obstacles and difficulties in their businesses. Objectives : 1. Activities : 1. etc. To provide assistance in negotiation for joint-venture business with foreign partners within Thailand and abroad. managerial and technical capabilities of human resource for SME sector through an EDP package to ensure an efficient and sustainable impact. To be the center for the exchange of knowledge. 3. The members consist of representatives from various industrial sectors. To be a center for business match making among the members or with other entrepreneurs To organize trade fair to display member’s products in local and foreign market for potential customers To collaborate with government and private organizations to improve and upgrade production . To disseminate. 5. 2.

Procedure Throughout the program. there will be a combination set of training and consultancy The organizer will conduct the following activities.E-mail : interco@dip. · · · · · · · · · 4. Module 5 . 2. Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Modernize manufacturing operations Standardization Technology management Finance and investment competency enhancement Strategic management and marketing XVI. Objective The Purpose of MDICP is mainly to develop Strengths of Thai manufacturing in industries in management practices so that they can complete in the world market. Program overview seminar Interview applicants Top management seminar (CEO Forum) Needs identification and analysis for training assignment Sector-based workshop training Planning with experts and implementation Evaluation Plan improvement Evaluation and summary Training modules A. III. Target group Any manufacturing companies which are keen to develop themselves.go. XV. B. Manufacturing Development to Improve Competitiveness Program (MDICP) 1.

go. The main purpose is to empower potential entrepreneurs from various sectors to start a business. development catalyst. CEFE is introduced by the Department of Industrial promotion. and existing entrepreneurs to enhance their entrepreneurial and managerial competencies to operate competitive businesses. among others. In Thailand. Duration Training 80 days Consultancy 80 days More information about EDP. thereby contributing to the building of an enterprise society.5. Procedure · · · · · 4. educators. 2. Bureau of Industrial Enterprise Development E-mail : interco@dip. please contact : XVIII. It is also used to train company executives. Project Advertisement Participants selection Conduct training through experiential and action learning approach Follow-up service Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Training modules Module 1 Module 2 New business creation Business improvement Marketing management . Target groups Any small and medium scaled enterprises 3. CEFE is a versatile and innovative human resource development toolbox. to make them IV. XVII. Competency-based Economies through Formation of Enterprise (CEFE) 1. Objective CEFE concept was originally developed by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and further adapted in many countries. workers and students. . Duration Business restructuring 1 week per each training module More information about EDP.Module 3 Production management Financial management Human resource management Business expansion Business planning Strategic project enhancement for enterprise development Module 4 5. please contact : Bureau of Industrial Enterprise Development E-mail : interco@dip.