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The productivity myth in furniture manufacturing


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Ratnasingam, Jegatheswaran and Reid, H. F. (1996) The productivity myth in furniture manufacturing. Journal of the Institute of Wood Science, 14 (2). pp. 102-105. ISSN 0020-3203

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the problems of productivity which face the European furniture manufacturers and in particular those based in the United Kingdom. It addresses the threats faced by the furniture industry, in light of escalating costs, from a productivity perspective. The paper sets out to suggest that contrary to common belief, productivity improvement is often related to an industrial infrastructure as exemplified by the Taiwanese furniture manufacturers.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Keywords: European furniture manufacturers; Furniture industry; Productivity
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 13:12
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 13:12
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/42392
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