Supply Chain Management in a Bedroom Furniture Company Term Paper

Supply Chain Management in a Bedroom Furniture Company
A discussion on how a furniture company could address logistics and business relationships in its supply chain management.
# 149264 | 2,868 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011
Published on Dec 03, 2011 in Business (Information Mgmt. and Systems) , Business (Management)

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The paper outlines the concepts of supply chain constraints and optimization as well as lean manufacturing and focuses on the supply chain management in a company that supplies bedroom furniture. The paper explores how a furniture company could optimize technology in the logistics and communication within the supply chain and can establish business relationships with suppliers and customers. The paper shows how while the furniture industry is a challenging one in the current economic climate, with lean manufacturing principles across the supply chain, a competitive edge can be gained in terms of customer satisfaction and delivery times.

Supply Chain Management: Bedroom Furniture
Business Relationships within the Supply Chain

From the Paper:

"The first important step is for the company to define its perspective in terms of the supply chain. According to Pye Tait (2003), three perspectives are entailed in the supply chain: The individual company's perspective; the perspective in relation to a product or item; and the supply chain as entailing the functions of purchasing, distribution and materials management. These are all important perspectives when optimizing the supply chain process.
"One of the greatest logistics challenges for the furniture industry is delivery times. Transport problems could cause significant delays in final delivery, which impacts upon customer satisfaction levels. Competition within the furniture market is a constraint that does not allow delays in delivery time. Goldratt's lean manufacturing principles provides several ways in which this constraint can be handled. Lean manufacturing provides quicker delivery times by focusing each manufacturing project upon customer demand. This strategy eliminates the problem of surplus products that will later have to be sold at a reduced price, meaning less revenue for the company. If all manufacturing companies across the furniture supply chain engage in lean manufacturing, this will mean less manpower and less manufacturing time, both of which save time and money. Products can then be provided to customers in much less time as well as a reduced price. The specific demands of customers are met, meaning more business for the company."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lapide, Larry. (2009) Supply Chain Planning Optimization: Just the Facts.
  • Pye Tait. (2003, Feb). Case Study: Exemplar Co Ltd. FFINTO.
  • Pye Tait. (2003). Supply Chain Management - A Literature Review. FFINTO.

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