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Furniture Logistics Specialist Launches Supply Chain Consulting Firm

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Furniture logistics specialist K. Patrick Smith has launched Patrick Smith Consulting Inc., specializing in supply chain efficiencies for the furniture industry. The consulting firm was officially introduced during North Carolina's High Point Market event in April.

Patrick Smith Consulting Inc. is a professional consulting practice with expertise in furniture and home furnishings supply chain management – including operations, warehousing, inventory management, packaging design, domestic and international logistics and final mile delivery.

In today's volatile business environment, it is imperative for business owners to examine and evaluate their business processes relative to their supply chain. Our twenty five years of industry experience and available resources allow us to bring strategic efficiencies and supply chain solutions to the table that are designed to reduce cost, enhance the consumer experience and significantly improve the client's position" Smith stated.

"We understand the furniture supply chain – from raw material to final customer. We offer the perfect combination of strategic thinking, innovative problem solving, and hands-on, real world experience to help evaluate transportation and logistics expenditures and implement improvements – whether you're a retailer, manufacturer, importer or supplier," he added.

As a veteran supply chain consultant and logistics specialist, Pat Smith has deep ties in the industry. He currently serves on the board of the Furniture Foundation and FurnPAC, the political action committee for the furniture industry. He is a member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Suppliers Division, where he served both as a past president and as a member of their executive committee. He served as a member of the AHFA Packaging Committee that developed the testing standards now known as "Rule 181", the furniture industry packaging test standard. He has also held key positions in the past with the Specialized Furniture Carriers Association, and was instrumental in their merger with the American Home Furnishings Alliance Suppliers Division.

For more information on supply chain solutions for the furniture industry, contact Patrick Smith Consulting at 828-638-2800 or visit the website at http://www.PatrickSmithConsulting.com.

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