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By Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times, Va. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Dec. 11--Rowe Furniture executives warned in September that there "might be bumps in the road" ahead because of plans to bring on line a new software system to help manage production scheduling, inventory, payroll and other key functions.
They were right.
Rowe Furniture, a manufacturer of upholstered furniture, is a subsidiary of The Rowe Companies. Rowe Furniture has about 868 employees at its Elliston plant and an additional 149 workers at a frame shop in Salem, according to Gene Morphis, chief financial officer for The Rowe Companies.
On Thursday, The Rowe …