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Location analysis to suggest new warehouse for Best Furniture shop


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Best Furniture operates as a retail furniture outlet in Hamilton, established in 2015, selling furniture manufactured in China and distributed to New Zealand through a network operated from Australia. While the business has tremendous opportunities to grow and outlast its competition, it does not have enough retail space to store its inventory to effectively service all the customer requests it receives. This research aims at identifying and recommending a location to situate a new warehouse for the business such that its operational capacities can be fully utilized. Qualitative research in the form of interview of business manager, and observation, were used to identify a new location and also to provide guidelines on warehouse management. Based on the research conducted, it is recommended that the business operates it new warehouse from a location proximal to Auckland port. It is also recommended that the business creates and implements a warehouse management process and policy document and utilizes available warehouse management software for efficient management of inventory and to streamline the supply chain after the centre is established.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Proceedings of the Applied Management Conference, business, management, furniture outlet
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
Depositing User: Adrian France
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 19:49
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 07:34

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