Consumers' lifestyles and expectations are driving the upholstered furniture business. In their constant quest for individuality, consumers expect more choice, more innovative design and more technology—without compromising on price, quality and delivery time. In addition, the costs of manufacturing are rising; raw materials are increasingly expensive, and wages are going up. As a result, margins are getting squeezed. So, how can you stay competitive while meeting these challenges? You need to make savings, to streamline your entire manufacturing process and build efficiency and agility into every step, from design and prototyping right through to production.