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Production Planning to Reduce Production Cost and Formaldehyde Emission in Furniture Production Process Using Medium-Density Fiberboard

Department of Business Administration, Incheon National University, 119 Academy-ro, Yeonsoo-gu, Incheon 22012, Korea
Processes 2019, 7(8), 529; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7080529
Received: 3 July 2019 / Revised: 3 August 2019 / Accepted: 6 August 2019 / Published: 9 August 2019
This research seeks to improve the production process in the Korean furniture industry by reducing the amount of medium-density fibreboard, that is commonly used to produce furniture, in order to reduce production costs and formaldehyde emissions. This research selects a representative company from the Korean furniture industry to examine its optimal amount of medium-density fibreboard used, using the variables of a previous company; the sale levels, the Korea National Productivity Award Index, and technical efficiencies obtained from a previous study. By using its 2016 production level, we compare it with the amount of medium-density fibreboards actually used in 2016, and apply the results to the entire Korean furniture industry. In conclusion, the Korean furniture industry can minimize the amount of medium-density fibreboards used without reducing current production levels, and thereby save production costs, and contribute to substantially reducing formaldehyde emissions. View Full-Text
Keywords: furniture production process; medium density fiberboard; production cost; formaldehyde emission; two-dimensional bin packing/cutting stock problem furniture production process; medium density fiberboard; production cost; formaldehyde emission; two-dimensional bin packing/cutting stock problem
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