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Analyse des impacts de la modification du degré de standardisation dans les entreprises du secteur du meuble québécois

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Author
Fortin, É.
Date
March 2007
Edition
39235
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Fortin, É.
Contributor
PARIM
Date
March 2007
Edition
39235
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Furniture
Series Number
Projet General Revenue no 4891
4891
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Au cours des dernières années, l’arrivée massive sur les marchés nord américains de produits en provenance des pays émergents a provoqué une prise de conscience de l’importance d’associer les partenaires d'affaires dans la mise en œuvre de processus avancés de collaboration. À cet égard, la standardisation des processus constitue un des outils permettant de s’adapter à cette nouvelle réalité. Cependant, la standardisation demeure une notion large, souvent nommée mais peu étudiée en tant que concept s’appliquant à une réalité de fabrication mais aussi à une dynamique de gestion des opérations. Le présent rapport a pour objectif de répondre aux trois questions suivantes : En quoi consiste la standardisation en milieu manufacturier, comment se manifeste-t-elle et quelles en sont les limites? Les résultats montrent que les entreprises s’orientent principalement vers la standardisation des opérations de production et des produits. Perçus favorablement par les départements de production, tous les efforts de standardisation sont vus comme une menace à la créativité par les départements de design.
Furniture industry
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Assessing preferences for wood characteristics in visual applications

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Author
Fell, David
Date
April 2004
Edition
37705
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Fell, David
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Date
April 2004
Edition
37705
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
46 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Materials
Furniture
Series Number
Value to Wood No. FCC 9
W-2069
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
As this is a relatively new field much of the emphasis of this study was on a literature review to help develop a theoretical platform to work from. It was found that the colour of wood appears in the literature in two ways. It appears qualitatively in marketing and value-added research, and it appears quantitatively in colour matching and quality control research. The present research study is the first known occurrence of the quantitative comparison of measured colour with measured consumer preference. There has been considerable research into character marks in wood. This research has largely been based around traditional hardwoods as the result of increasing scarcity of high grades of lumber. However, more fundamental characteristics such a grain profile, rings per inch, and the presence of visual features such as rays and vessels have not been considered with respect to visual preferences. Consumer preference data used for this study originated from the study “Consumer visual evaluation of underutilized Canadian wood species” (Fell, 2002). This was chosen as it has a great variety of species to analyze. However, in the survey consumers evaluated the species for overall appearance and not for specific end-uses. Therefore results of the current study are general to wood used in the home and do not apply to specific end-uses.
Furniture - Materials used
Flooring - Materials used
Canadian woods
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Bilan de la personnalisation de masse de l'industrie canadienne de meubles

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3070
Author
Drouin, M.
Date
March 2013
Edition
39719
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
; l’exemple de True North Furniture (Source: www.truenorthfurniture.ca
Author
Drouin, M.
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service.
Date
March 2013
Edition
39719
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
33 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Test methods
Furniture
Canada
Series Number
301006974
E-4812
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Cette étude avait pour objectif de faire le bilan de l’utilisation de la personnalisation de masse au sein de l’industrie manufacturière canadienne de meubles en bois. Nous avons mesuré l’importance de cette stratégie pour l’industrie du meuble et les niveaux de personnalisation proposés par les manufacturiers. Cette étude a également été l’occasion de sonder quelques détaillants de meubles pour connaître l’impact de la personnalisation de masse sur la vente au détail. Les analyses réalisées témoignent de l’importance de la personnalisation de masse comme stratégie commerciale pour les manufacturiers de meubles canadiens dans leur offre de produits. L’évaluation des sites internet de cent (100) manufacturiers de meubles permet constater qu’une faible proportion de manufacturiers n’offre aucune option de personnalisation aux consommateurs. La majorité des manufacturiers s’est lancée à différents niveaux, soit dans une stratégie de variétisation, d’accessorisation, de configuration ou de production sur mesure. La variétisation est le niveau de personnalisation le plus rencontré, à la fois pour les segments du mobilier en bois et du mobilier rembourré. Cette variétisation s’exprime le plus couramment par un choix de couleurs dans le segment du meuble en bois, alors qu’elle s’exprime le plus couramment par un choix de cuirs et de tissus dans le segment du meuble rembourré. Les entrevues réalisées auprès de détaillants de meubles ont permis d’établir que de façon générale, ces commerçants considèrent positivement la personnalisation de masse. Aux dires de ces détaillants, l’acquisition d’un meuble personnalisé est très appréciée par la majorité des consommateurs. Les détaillants rencontrés considèrent que les avantages liés à l’achat d’un meuble personnalisé aux besoins et goûts des consommateurs compensent amplement pour les quelques inconvénients encourus tels le temps de vente et de livraison un peu plus longs. Toutefois, il semble que la personnalisation de masse, telle que présentée actuellement par les manufacturiers, convienne davantage aux petits détaillants qu’aux magasins de détail de grandes superficies qui doivent gérer un plus grand nombre de manufacturiers, donc de stratégies de personnalisation diversifiées.
Furniture industry - Canada
Furniture - Manufacture
Abstract
Les entrevues réalisées auprès de détaillants de meubles ont permis d’établir que de façon générale, ces commerçants considèrent positivement la personnalisation de masse. Aux dires de ces détaillants, l’acquisition d’un meuble personnalisé est très appréciée par la majorité des consommateurs. Les détaillants rencontrés considèrent que les avantages liés à l’achat d’un meuble personnalisé aux besoins et goûts des consommateurs compensent amplement pour les quelques inconvénients encourus tels le temps de vente et de livraison un peu plus longs. Toutefois, il semble que la personnalisation de masse, telle que présentée actuellement par les manufacturiers, convienne davantage aux petits détaillants qu’aux magasins de détail de grandes superficies qui doivent gérer un plus grand nombre de manufacturiers, donc de stratégies de personnalisation diversifiées.
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China's non-structural panel market in furniture and interior finish

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub1241
Author
Wahl, A.
Date
April 2004
Edition
37692
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wahl, A.
Contributor
Wood Panel Bureau and Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
April 2004
Edition
37692
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
152 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Utilization
Panels
Markets
China
Furniture
Series Number
4283
W-2048
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
This project evaluates the potential for non-structural panels in the furniture (including cabinetry) and interior finish industries in China. It entailed two stages: 1. Review of existing information on non-structural panel markets and industry in China; 2. Survey of wood-based panel manufacturers and non-structural panel specifiers in China. 137 furniture and 132 interior finish manufacturers in eastern and southern China were surveyed by phone, mail/fax, and in personal interviews. Personal interviews were carried out with 11 panel mills in the eastern region. The literature review is based on the Preliminary Competitor Analysis for Wood Products in China (Wahl and Gaston, 2003) that was carried out for Forestry Innovation Investment. Information specific to furniture, other non-structural panel markets and more recent publications have been added to this literature review.
Board products - Utilization - China
Furniture - Markets - China
Markets - China
Finishes
Panels
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Conformité aux normes nord-américaines de meubles asiatiques

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub38963
Author
Tremblay, Carl
Date
March 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Tremblay, Carl
Date
March 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Specifications
Furniture
Specification
Series Number
E-4113
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Les importations en Amérique du Nord de meubles fabriqués en Asie, principalement en Chine, menacent sérieusement l’industrie du meuble au Canada. Face à cette situation, la qualité des meubles fabriqués au Canada et le respect des normes de construction et de sécurité présentent un potentiel comme outil de marketing. Le sceau « Qualité Canada » que l’Association des fabricants de meubles du Québec (AFMQ) a récemment développé est un premier pas dans cette direction. Le présent projet visait à évaluer la conformité aux normes nord-américaines de meubles fabriqués en Chine. Une sélection de meubles a été soumise à une série d’essais afin de vérifier si les produits chinois respectent les normes telles que la limite d’émissions de formaldéhyde. Une non-conformité aux normes nord-américaines de construction et de sécurité des produits fabriqués en Chine peut être utilisée comme outil de marketing. Les connaissances acquises à l’aide du présent projet serviront comme barrière non tarifaire à l’importation de meubles asiatiques fabriqués à faible coût.
Furniture
Specifications
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Consumer visual evaluation of Canadian wood species

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Author
Fell, David
Date
March 2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Fell, David
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Date
March 2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
110 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Wood flooring
Wood
Materials
Furniture
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service Value-Added Report;3282
W-1859
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
This project sought to evaluate the consumer acceptability of some of the lesser-used Canadian wood species with respect to value-added applications. Based on the recommendations of project liaisons across the country eleven species were chosen for the study. Of these there were four hardwoods and seven softwoods. Within this group of species some special topics such as old and second growth differences and blue-stained wood were addressed. In addition to the eleven “lesser used” species two “industry standard” species were included in the study to provide a benchmark. Data was collected at the Toronto and Vancouver fall home shows. A booth was set up to display samples of each of the wood species. Consumers were asked to fill out a five to ten minute survey which asked which samples were most attractive, which best fit a set of ten descriptors, and which they would like to see used for a series of furniture and interior finish applications. In addition, information was collected on product purchase intentions and respondent demographics. A total of 1031 usable surveys were competed over the fours days of the Toronto show and the four days of the Vancouver show. Furniture was more common than interior finish with respect to recent purchases. However, interior finish items were the top planned purchases. Of all products in the survey wood floors were the top product in terms of future purchase intentions. As expected colour and grain are the most important attributes consumers consider when evaluating the look of wood. The top descriptors were warm and classic. However it is interesting that the lower ranked descriptors of modern and cool saw the greatest differences based on demographic segments. Demographics played a major role in species selection. There was a marked urban / suburban split in the selection of wood species. Urban respondents selected a wider range of species and were looking for looks beyond just warm and classic. Suburban respondents tended to choose red toned species with a warm or classic look. With respect to gender, women generally gravitated to one or two species while men’s species choices were more diverse. From a provincial perspective Ontario respondents chose more red toned woods while BC respondents chose lighter woods for some applications. Species Overview White birch The flat grain profile of white birch was one of the top selections of respondents in this study. The red tone of white birch heartwood is viewed as warm, one of the highest ranked attributes respondents were seeking. While other hardwoods finished above white birch for furniture it was generally among the top choices. The strongest result for white birch was in floor applications. Red alder Red alder was noted by respondents for its classic look. It was often chosen for diningroom and livingroom applications where a classic look is desired. Red alder was also chosen quite for kitchen cabinet applications. Red alder finished much stronger than industry standards, and was chosen over red oak for flooring. Broadleaf maple Broadleaf maple was the top hardwood species in the study. It is also only the species in the study where edge grain was consistently chosen over flat grain. The edge grain was viewed as both classic and warm. Application opportunities are good for all furniture and for flooring. In the flat profile broadleaf maple was viewed as more neutral. Overall, it was a popular species in both profiles. Trembling aspen Trembling aspen was chosen consistently as the least attractive species in the study. This was due to its very bright colour, not its grain. This said there are some opportunities for aspen. It was generally viewed to have a modern and cool look. This look was popular with younger urban respondents. Kitchen cabinets were the best application prospect for aspen. Amabilis fir No notable results, positive or negative, emerged for amabilis fir. Douglas fir (Old, Second) Second growth Douglas fir was a popular sample set in the study. Flat grain was viewed as warm, but not classic. Overall, it was viewed to be in the top half of the samples as most attractive. Edge grain second growth Douglas fir on the other hand was highly cited as least attractive. This was due to its very pronounced grain. When both flat and edge grain appeared in the same survey the flat grain was viewed as most attractive of all samples and the edge grain was viewed as least attractive. There is a niche for edge grain however. It was viewed as modern, distinctive, and to a lesser extent exclusive. It was more popular with men and with Ontario respondents. Western hemlock (Old, Second) Old growth hemlock in the flat profile showed strongly in the study. Its erratic grain pattern was viewed as an exclusive and sometimes natural look. It was generally chosen for use in cabinets and floors. Bedroom furniture is the best furniture prospect. Lodgepole pine (clear, major blue stain, minor blue stain) Lodgepole pine generally did not register as an attractive or non-attractive species. Edge grain lodgepole pine was seen to have a natural look. Blue-stained samples were viewed to be very unattractive in general. Some respondents did chose these samples for a cool, natural, and distinctive look. The sample with mild blue stain was a surprise choice for bedroom furniture. Western larch This is the top softwood species in the study. Western larch was viewed as both warm and classic for its deep red tone. In the survey setup with two industry standards western larch was the clear favourite for most attractive. It was chosen over red oak for flooring. Western larch was strong for all furniture applications and for flooring. Subalpine fir Subalpine fir was a surprisingly popular species. In the flat grain profile it was popular for its gradual transition for earlywood to latewood, giving it a clean and natural look. Bedroom furniture is the best prospect for subalpine fir. Tamarack Due to a sample with significant defects no clear conclusions can be made about tamarack. Red oak Red oak was noted for its classic look. It surprisingly was not seen to be a warm species. The application where it faired well against the other species was floors, a traditional market for red oak. Sugar maple Sugar maple was viewed as modern and cool, the two least important attributes. It is interesting that it did finish strong for kitchen cabinets, a current strong market for the species in new homes and renovations. Applications Furniture In general, respondents were seeking a warm look for furniture. For diningroom and to a lesser extent livingroom furniture respondents also looked for a classic look. In bedrooms there were some respondents who chose a lighter natural look. Interior finish Of all application looked at in this study, kitchen cabinets saw respondents being most adventuresome. Though a warm look still dominated, a good portion of respondents chose lighter cabinets, and cabinets with distinct grain patterns. For wood floors respondents usually chose species with warm red tones and soft grain patterns. Wood moldings did not generate any significant trends.
Canadian woods
Furniture - Materials used
Wood flooring - Materials used
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Development of a colour standard for the furniture industry

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Author
Rancourt, V.
Troshani, Z.
Date
March 2006
Edition
38969
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
-2006 Development of a Colour Standard for the Furniture Industry
Author
Rancourt, V.
Troshani, Z.
Contributor
PARIM
Date
March 2006
Edition
38969
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Specifications
Furniture
Specification
Series Number
Projet General Revenue no. 4889
4889
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
This document is a preliminary report summarizing the progress during the first year of a two-year project entitled “Development of a Colour Standard for the Furniture Industry”. Colorimetric measurements were taken at five furniture and furniture component manufacturers in order to assess current practices used to colour-match strips for wood panel production. Results take into consideration all the manufacturing facilities and an appendix details each participating manufacturer’s specific results, which are held in confidence and may only be provided to the manufacturer in question. The section entitled “Work planned for the second year” presents the activities planned for the second, and final, year of the project.
Furniture - Manufacture
Colour
Specifications
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Développement de modèles d'affaires performants pour l'industrie du meuble

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Author
Baron, M.
Date
February 2009
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Baron, M.
Contributor
PARIM
Date
February 2009
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Furniture
Series Number
Projet General Revenue no 6309
6309
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
L’étude des modèles d’affaires est très populaire depuis quelques années et elle est d’autant plus d’intérêt dans le contexte économique de l’industrie du meuble des pays à haut coût de main-d’œuvre. Plusieurs menaces rendent difficile l’accès aux profits et l’industrie du meuble du Québec vit des temps difficiles. Malgré qu’il soit populaire, le terme «modèle d’affaires» et ses concepts sont peu appuyés d’éléments de théorie dans les écrits. La présente recherche est basée sur une définition consensuelle des auteurs reconnus sur le sujet et retrace les prototypes de base retrouvés parmi différents travaux de chercheurs. Le présent rapport propose et décrit neuf types de modèles d’affaires conventionnels. Les niveaux économiques, stratégiques et opérationnels de chaque type sont détaillés selon la définition de Morris et al., (2006) afin de bien saisir les particularités de chacun, à savoir comment il génère de la valeur et mène au profit. Ce rapport fait suite à une enquête sur les stratégies d’affaires actuelles des entreprises du meuble du Québec et relevant très peu de différenciation parmi les stratégies adoptées, les rendant vulnérables dans un contexte économique difficile. Ces modèles d’affaires constituent des inspirations pour orienter la transition vers une situation plus enviable.
Furniture industry
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Développement d'un standard de couleurs pour l'industrie du meuble

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Author
Rancourt, V.
Troshani, Z.
Date
March 2006
Edition
38968
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Rancourt, V.
Troshani, Z.
Contributor
PARIM
Date
March 2006
Edition
38968
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Specifications
Furniture
Specification
Series Number
E-4118
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Ce document est un rapport préliminaire résumant l’avancement de la première année du projet « Développement d’un standard de couleurs pour l’industrie du meuble ». Des mesures de colorimétrie ont été prises chez cinq fabricants de composants et de meubles en bois afin d’évaluer les pratiques actuelles d’appariement des baguettes lors de la conception de panneaux. Les résultats sont présentés pour l’ensemble des usines, tout participants confondus et une annexe disponible seulement pour les participants et confidentiel à chacun, présente les données obtenues respectivement pour chacun des participants. La section « Travail planifié pour la deuxième année » présente le déroulement prévu pour la prochaine et dernière année du projet.
Furniture - Manufacture
Colour
Specifications
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Développement d'un standard de couleurs pour l'industrie du meuble

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5704
Author
Rancourt, V.
Troshani, Z.
Date
March 2007
Edition
39050
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Rancourt, V.
Troshani, Z.
Contributor
PARIM
Date
March 2007
Edition
39050
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
72 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Specifications
Furniture
Specification
Series Number
E-4264
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Ce document est un rapport préliminaire résumant l’avancement de la première année du projet Développement d’un standard de couleurs pour l’industrie du meuble. Des lectures de colorimétrie ont été prises chez cinq fabricants de composants et de meubles en bois afin d’évaluer les pratiques actuelles d’appariement des baguettes lors de la conception de panneaux. Les résultats sont présentés pour l’ensemble des usines, tout participants confondus et une annexe disponible seulement pour les participants et confidentielle à chacun, présente les données obtenues respectivement pour chacun des participants.
Furniture - Manufacture
Colour
Specifications
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