Problem and Need for Helping in the Business Operation of Plastic mold Manufacturing Industry of Thailand
The purposes of this research were to: 1. to study the business operating conditions of Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry, 2. to study the problems in the business operation of Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry, 3. to study the need helping from the government in the business of Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry, and 4. to compare the problems and need for helping in the business operation of Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry; classified by operating conditions in Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry, for example; the size of the establishment, nature of business, and the duration of business operation. The populations were 163 entrepreneurs or managers of the plastic mold industry business. The instrument used in this research was a questionnaire. The statistics used for data analysis were the frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and one-way variance testing statistics. The statistical analyzed by using a computer program. The results of this research found that, 1) Most of them were men, who were in the managers’ position; that was the second type factory; it was a business of Thai people and produced for personal using. It has run in the business for 10-20 years; with a production capacity of 200-300 sets per year. There were lathe, milling machine, drilling machine, grinding machine, sparks machine, wire cut machine; the size of plastic mold was not over 1,200 mm, and it had a resolution level of the plastic mold greater than .05 millimeters; then used by a software program to help in designing, 2) found that; the establishments had a high level of problems, when considering in descending order; it was found that the highest mean was administrative and management; followed by finance, raw materials, people, machinery, and equipment. 3) there was a need for helping from the government; in terms of people the most; it should set up the school to teach about the plastic mold manufacturing industry especially; to develop people; to put the right man in the right job, and 4) the size of the establishment, nature of business, and the length of time doing business were different. There were problems in the business operation of Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry; with statistical significance at the level of .05, and establishments with different business characteristics. There were problems in the business operation of Thai plastic mold manufacturing industry, which were appreciably different at the level of .05 as well.
Keywords - Business operation, Need for helping, Manufacturing industry, Plastic mold