Recommended CitationIyer, A. V., A. S. Soliman, A. Thompson, and J. Mikals. Indiana Furniture Supply Chain. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2006/30. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2006. doi: 10.5703/1288284313373.
An initial survey assessing overall supply chain issues was reviewed with twenty Indiana wood products companies. A longer follow up survey accompanied by in-person interviews, assessed more specific supply chain issues, and was reviewed with ten Dubois County wood products companies. From this, a supply chain map of major suppliers and customers located both inside and outside of Indiana was developed. The research also attempted to capture the industry trends and characteristics in a formal model, to explore the impact of INDOT projects on the competitiveness of the industry.
wood, wood products, wood supply, furniture, home furniture, furniture industry, customization, supply chain, imports, shipping, transportation, transportation cost, transportation time, rail, inter-modal, lead time, vertical integration, lumber, veneer, wood components, cabinets, sawmill, office furniture, furniture components, SPR-3049
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West Lafayette, IN
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