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Facing disrupted schedules, loss of business, and supply disruptions, the woodworking industry has also rallied to help healthcare workers in the pandemic.
Study assesses experiences of secondary wood manufacturers concerning Industry 4.0 and the digitization/computerization of their operations.
By Urs Buehlmann, Matt Bumgardner, and Karl D. Forth
Outsourcing wood components makes good sense for furniture, cabinetry, closets and other types of manufacturers, whether large, mid-size or small. The ability to obtain quality products, consistency, as well as design expertise, are just some of the benefits realized by these companies. Savings in production time and money, by not having to invest in additional labor, inventory and equipment, are others. Don’t just take our word for it. Read what these companies have to say.
Outsourcing wood components makes good sense. It can oftentimes save money and enables you to take advantage of other’s design and production expertise, thereby saving on the personnel and capital expenditures that would otherwise be required if you were to produce the parts in-house. If any of these thoughts run through your head, outsourcing is most likely the best decision you can make:
By Amy Snell
If you are a manufacturer of wood components or dimension stock, membership in the Wood Component Manufacturers Association is now more important than ever. The WCMA is committed to becoming a progressive, nationally recognized association whose focus is meeting the needs of its members.
By Amy Snell
Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth are once again the sales leaders.