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A Profile of the Furniture Manufacturing Industry by Susan M. Walcott

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CHAPTER 2

Structure of the Furniture Industry

The furniture business is composed of a number of discrete parts identified by as well as related to but outside the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the furniture segment. Furnishing elements and décor round out a fuller treatment of this market and are often bundled together to appeal to consumers as part of a total “lifestyle,” room or office entity concept. The following chapter examines the global supply chain and logistical elements that pull all parts involved in the manufacture and retail network together, from lumber to living room and beds to blinds. This process is expanded in other chapters as well for a closer look at component elements.

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