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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., P.H. Steele, S.L. Hunter, S.H. Bullard, A. Schuler. 2005. Wood furniture components: Implementation of flow-line technology based on lean manufacturing concepts. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Bulletin FP333, Mississippi State University, 15p.



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