Supply Chain Management: Bedroom Furniture Research Paper by Nicky

A look at different concepts and elements concerning supply chain management with a focus on their implementation in the supple of bedroom furniture.
# 150235 | 2,868 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2012 in Business (Management)


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Description:

This paper discusses how the concept of the supply chain has enjoyed a large amount of attention in the business world, especially during the current economic crisis and how in many ways, the supply chain can either make or break a business. The paper also discusses how it is therefore important to maintain a healthy supply chain in order to finally result in satisfied customers and a good bottom line for the company. The supply chain implies all the entities involved in the process ranging from raw material extraction to the final product bought by the customer. In particular, the paper examines the case of bedroom furniture manufacture and looks at how a network of suppliers are involved from the extraction process up to delivery to the customer.

Outline:
Introduction
Supply Chain Management: Bedroom Furniture
Optimizing Technology: Logistics
Optimizing Technology: Communication
Business Relationships Within the Supply Chain
Business Relationships with Suppliers
Business Relationships with Customers
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Relationships directly affect the way in which communication is disseminated. As seen above, the flow of information is a vital part of product flow across the supply chain. If information is not shared with complete transparency, the flow of products is not effective. In addition to adequate information systems, a relationship of trust among companies across the supply chain is therefore vital. Pye Tait (2003) notes that this is often difficult to establish as a result of competition within the furniture industry. Some organizations fail to disseminate or share information because of fear that such information will be divulged to competing organizations. This lack of trust within the supply chain has a rippling effect across the flow of goods and services, and should therefore be addressed with a high degree of priority. Trust must be built through a process of regular communication across the supply chain, which includes all parties involved in the flow of goods."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lapide, Larry. (2009) Supply Chain Planning Optimization: Just the Facts. http://www.e-optimization.com/resources/amr/9805scsreport/9805scsstory1.htm
  • Pye Tait. (2003, Feb). Case Study: Exemplar Co Ltd. FFINTO. http://www.ffinto.org/furniture_supply_chain/docs/Case-Study-Best-Practice.doc
  • Pye Tait. (2003). Supply Chain Management - A Literature Review. FFINTO. http://www.ffinto.org/furniture_supply_chain/docs/Final_SCM_Literature_Review.pdf

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