Prioritizing and Positioning of Thailand’s Program of OTOP Product for Elderly using AHP
Ratanaree Suttipong1, Athiwat Wangmai2, Suwattanarwong Phanphet3, Saowaluk Reungsri4, Wichai Chattinnawat5
1Ratanaree Suttipong, Department of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.
2Athiwat Wangmai, Department of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.
3Suwattanarwong Phanphet, Department of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.
4Saowaluk Reungsri, Department of Industrial Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.
5Wichai Chattinnawat*, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 2110-2116 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9669109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9669.109119
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Abstract: One Tambon One Product (OTOP) is one of the major enabler of Thailand to stimulus local entrepreneurship to support locally made products of Thailand’s 7,255 Tambons (sub-district). This OTOP program has been initiated since 2001 and has substantially generate incomes for local entreprenuers. Currently, five groups of OTOP product have been promoted and used by Thai Government to gaurantee the quality of the OTOP product. However this research aims to utilize the nexus model of academia–policy maker and business to develop an approach to derive the product improvement policy to increase business market opportunities for the elderly cosumers in Thailand. This research studies and identified differences of needs among each group of product. This research conducted large systematic focus groups on 1,275 elderly consumer together with expert interview and quantitative analysis to identify the top three groups of OTOP product that need to be strategically emphasized. Four new criterions of Business, Opportunity, Self- Sustainability, and Environment were developed and used as criteria to identify and prioritize the needs of those five OTOP groups. The AHP technique was employed to identify the weights and compare the five major groups with respect to those developed criteria. This results were used for the government to position the OTOP product that meet the need of elderly consumer segment. The results of the analysis lead to strategic action plan for product and process development of northern Thailand OTOP developemt program. This proposed concept helps Thai govenrment to effectively exercise OTOP program policy mobility and evolution.
Keywords: OTOP, AHP, Product Development.