This case study is #3 in a series of studies that relate specifically to the development and application of lean manufacturing techniques for the furniture and wood component supplying industries. Case study #3 is an example of how productivity can be increased in a furniture manufacturing organization by using flow-line technology.
This case study provides information about lean manufacturing and how a lean manufacturing system can be implemented, followed by a detailed case study of a wood component manufacturing company’s adoption of a new flow-line technology based on lean manufacturing concepts.
Motsenbocker, W. D.; Steele, P. H.; Hunter, S. L.; Bullard, Steven H.; and Schuler, A., "Wood furniture components: Implementation of flow-line technology based on lean manufacturing concepts" (2005). Faculty Publications. 37.