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Windward Design Group Efficiency Planning Accomplishes Shorter Than Industry Lead Times

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Windward Design Group, domestic manufacturer of quality outdoor furnishings and accessories, announces reduction in lead times due to efficiency planning across their manufacturing model.  Retail partners of Windward Design Group are experiencing shorter than expected delivery times compared to others in the casual furniture industry.  As a domestic manufacturer, Windward Design Group currently is able to provide an efficient 8 to 10-week lead time with regard to outdoor furniture and accessory orders.  The company continues to undergo re-alignment planning that will further reduce in the next 4 to 5-months to provide an expected delivery within 6 to 8-weeks to domestic customers from its Sarasota, Florida-based plant.

“Our entire manufacturing operation has been fortunate in its ability to capitalize upon our US-based positioning allowing us to provide shorter domestic lead times,” said Rachel Peace, chief information officer. “But, through further adjustments across our production process, we are positioning Windward Design Group to shorten these even further this fall.”

Within the efficiency planning, Windward Design Group has been adjusting elements from manufacturing to materials and inventory management.  They also have enhanced relationships with domestic suppliers to provide timely turnarounds needed on elements used in the construction of the company’s quality products.  The planning has been overseen by Windward Design Group’s executive team including its recently hired plant manager, Chad Desmett.

“Windward Design Group has become our go-to source for their value and popular style of outdoor furnishings,” said Tami Newton, owner/director of sales and marketing, The Source Furnishings.  “Due to our selling season and customer’s immediate need, it is a benefit to our customers and our team to have a source able to deliver high quality products in a timely manner.”

 


 
About Windward Design Group

Since 1990, Quality, Consistency and Made in the USA has defined and driven the Windward Design Group.  That mission is at the core of a commitment to the production of quality residential and commercial outdoor furnishing designs and a full line of replacement cushions. The family focused operation employs over 100 valued employees all with a concentration on pride in manufacturing quality and stylish products at competitive prices. 

Quality, Consistency and Made in the USA is the branding message and mission of Windward Design Group.  For more information visit www.windwarddesigngroup.com or call 941-359-0890.

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