People and organizations change for one of two reasons - when they see the light or when they feel the heat. With global competitors providing the heat, U .S. furniture producers today must be willing to change and innovate if they intend to stay in business long term. The Institute of Furniture Manufacturing and Management at Mississippi State University can help. IFMM exists to document and develop strategies that enable U.S.-based furniture manufacturers to achieve and sustain competitive advantages in the global furniture marketplace.
Bullard, Steven H., "See the light: A multi-faceted effort by Mississippi State University aims to keep U.S. manufacturers competitive" (2003). Faculty Publications. 107.