Furniture industry management by applying SCM

Majid Azizi
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Tehran
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Mehdi Faezipour
Department of Wood & Paper Sciences and Industries
University of Tehran
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Tahir Nisar
University of Southampton
United Kingdom

Publication date: Mar, 2016

Journal: Cogent Business & Management
Vol.: 3- Issue: 1- Pages: 1-18

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to use supply chain management in a wood furniture company and find its effect on the management indices of that company. The supply chain is a complex system consisting three or more commercial units which directly include at least one connected product procedure, financial service, and/or information from one source to a customer. In fact, in every company and factory, a cycle is carried out from raw material producing stage to product delivery to final customer. To be more precise, this cycle itself includes different rings such as provider, producer, and customer. Actually, in creating present procedures, time factor should be reduced to satisfy the customer more. In this study, data connected to a wood furniture company were provided through supply chain management model. Likewise, optimized program was offered using GAMS programming software. Considering the acquired results, the use of this model can revolutionize the wood furniture industry of Iran, regarding competitive features. As a result, it develops the aforementioned industry.

Keywords: Supply chain management, Optimization