MDES Follows Up on Progress of Baan Nern Sawang Community Enterprise’s Digitization in Rayong. Digital Technology Used to Enhance Business Management Efficiency, Reduce Costs, Increase Sales & Distribution Channels, Creating Annual Income of No Less Than THB 650,000August 28, 2020, Rayong – The Minister of Digital Economy and Society (MDES)
followed up on the progress of the inventory development and management project of Baan Nern Sawang Community Enterprise at Ban Khai District in Rayong. The community enterprise received support from the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa
)’s Digital Transformation for Community Fund to promote the adoption of digital technologies and innovation to optimize the efficiency of inventory management. The depa is committed to enhancing the potential of commerce and merchandise management and inventory and stock development in order to lower the operating costs and to generate annual income of no less than 650,000 baht for the community enterprise.Mr. Buddhipongse Punnakanta, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (MDES)
said that ministry by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) has continuously provided support and assistance measures to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), street side vendors and communities to promote the use of digital technologies and innovation so as to enhance the efficiency of business management and operations, reduce operating costs, generate more revenue as well as improving the quality of life of people in the communities.Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO of depa
said Baan Nern Sawang Community Enterprise leveraged the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to optimize the efficiency of raw material and product management. Procedures under the ERP system comprises the Inbound Process, Put Away, Inventory Move, Outbound Process, Inventory Counting, Inventory Adjustment, and Inventory Reports. These digital-driven technologies have helped enhance the overall commerce performance and maximize product delivery. The implementation of the digital solution also helped reduce production costs and minimize errors and losses as well as increasing income for the community enterprise by an average 10.5% to no less than 650,000 baht per year.
“The depa is committed to promoting the use of digital technologies and innovation to elevate the quality of life of people and to boost income of all households across the country. The depa will not figure out the absolute solutions or even move everything forward in favor of any community, but the depa will stay with communities to jointly brainstorm and discuss community business development solutions in detail. So that each community enterprise can get access to the right digital technologies and can choose the suitable digital solutions themselves. Doing so, it has led to sustainability because communities are able to recognize the problems and know how to solve them through advanced technology. Baan Nern Sawang Community Enterprise is a case in point, where the ERP system was utilized to maximize their business operations and management until they finally became widely known. The digital solution helped with minimizing redundancy in product management to cater to growing sales volume. It raised their revenue and enabled them to weather the storm and stay strong,” added President/CEO of depa.Sansanee Charoenrom, head of Baan Nern Sawang Community Enterprise
said that the community enterprise mainly engages with the natural latex and rubber processing to create value-added health products under the “Kaika” brand such as natural latex cushion for use as a meditation seat, natural latex seat cushion and natural latex mattress and latex pillow. Most customers are Thais who have helped sustain the word-of-mouth recommendations. Kaika products are available online at www.KaikaRubber.com. In the past, Baan Nern Sawang Community Enterprise faced difficulties handling raw materials management for production processes, and dealing with inventory management, inbound and outbound processes, inventory counting and reports and as well as an array of activities related to commerce, sales orders, product distribution and delivery from the stock. The depa played a key role in passing on knowledge of digital technology to optimize the stock control and inventory management efficiency of the community enterprise.