APPLICATION OF BACKHAUL STRATEGY FOR POWDER BEVERAGE PRODUCTS
The empty slot or space truck can create the underutilization of transportation for trip. This creates the low capacity of road usage, waste time and resources in transportation. In this research focused on vehicle route management in transferring the products from Khon Kaen to Bangkok. To reduce the transportation cost with high route utilization, the route of transportation needs to redesign to find the opportunity cost-saving with effects price competitiveness of cost of goods sold. Backhaul strategy is one of the tools to increase route utilization. This strategy supported by using As-Is and To-Be to show before and after redesign route of transportation. The method has proven successful elsewhere for created high utilization in transportation and cost-saving. The expenditure report from February- July 2019 (current route) and February- July 2020 (new vehicle routing) are used to compare the result of redesign the route by truck-sharing.