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Factors influencing the location of the North American upholstered, wood household furniture industry are undergoing many changes. This paper presents a least cost linear programming approach to determining optimal furniture production and shipment patterns, The results suggest that Mexico and the 'East South Central region of the U.S. are well-poised to increase their shares of the North American market as consumption patterns and factors of production change in the next decade.


Todd, E.J., and S.H. Bullard. 1991. A least cost analysis of transition in North America’s upholstered, wood household furniture industry. Proc. International Symp. on Systems Anal. in For. Resources, Charleston, SC, USDA Forest Service Southeastern For. Exp. Stn. Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-74, pp. 241-246.



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