A broader point of view
- Imports of household furniture into the U.S. // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p19
Presents a graph depicting imports of household furniture into the U.S. from different Asian countries. China; Taiwan; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand.
- Methodology for this project. Russell, Thomas // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p22
Explains the focus of the March 8, 2004 issue of the "Furniture/Today". Emphasis on North American furniture importers that exclusively design, market and help Asian sourcing partners distribute furniture to U.S. consumers.
- The Asian connection. Russell, Thomas // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p18
Reports on the emergence of pure play importers, a group of furniture retailers that design, market and help distribute imported products exclusively for U.S. consumers. List of pure play furniture importer companies; Asian countries that are sources of home furnishings to the U.S.; Challenges...
- When customers become competitors. Sloan, Carole // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p39
Focuses on direct furniture imports to the U.S. Decision of Target to move from indirect importing to direct importing; Effect of deflation on furniture retailers; Challenges that faces furniture suppliers.
- from the editor. Martinez, Michelle // Modern Metals;Aug2003, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p2
Focuses on the employment condition in the U.S. manufacturing industry. Factors behind the job losses in the country; Reasons for the move of companies to outsource in other countries; Remarks from an executive on the issue.
- Do messy questions have tidy answers? Sloan, Carole // Furniture/Today;4/10/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 31, p69
The article looks at the challenges facing the upholstered furniture market following the growth of offshore sourcing. These challenges include the price differential between the same frame with made-in-China fabrics on a made-in-China frame and the same frame with special-order fabrics made in...
- FURNITURE INDICATORS. // Furniture/Today;9/27/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p79
The article presents financial indicators of the furniture industry. There was an increase of 0.2 per cent in the furniture producer price index in July 2004. While it was 0.7 per cent in August 2003. There was a negative growth of 0.6 per cent in furniture factory employment during July 2004.
- News. // Electronics Weekly;7/18/2012, Issue 2515, p7
The article discusses the outsourcing of production processes by manufacturing industries in Great Britain. It is mentioned that most manufacturers outsource their production processes to low cost countries with the aim of cost savings. However, there are many hidden costs, and the cost of labor...
- Labor issues getting some much-needed attention. // Caribbean Business;5/6/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 20, p24
Points out that the national debate on the importance of the U.S. worker has begun, and the debate includes many issues. Outsourcing of American jobs to cheap overseas labor markets; Wholesale exodus of American manufacturing plants and jobs overseas; Chronic crushing trade deficit that has...