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7 ways furniture manufacturers can optimize their fabric cutting room for mass production

Control costs and shorten production cycles with the latest advancements in digital cutting technology.

Investing in digital technology is essential to achieving success in today’s volatile furniture market. Manufacturers uniting production teams and the company around innovation and digital solutions remain competitive and achieve performance targets easier. Furniture businesses that leverage data exploitation are able to make efficient use of capital, labor and material resources to increase their speed to market, lower production costs, and function effectively with minimum waste.

Digital fabric cutting technology enables furniture manufacturers to maximize material consumption and improve the performance of its production process. A key benefit being the gains in operational agility and the ability to meet market demand for higher levels of product quality, reliability and efficiency.

Read our Guide, 7 ways furniture manufacturers can optimize their fabric cutting room for mass production to explore how digitizing the fabric cutting room enables furniture manufacturers to boost their competitive advantage.

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Investing in quality and efficiency

Cutting room digitalization empowers executives to improve the efficiency of their cutting equipment and fabrics to achieve consistency throughout the entire production process, maintain quality and accelerate delivery time.

  • Monitor equipment availability in real time to eliminate errors, operate faster and redirect labor to more productive uses with a digital dashboard.
  • Take advantage of higher cutting performance to gain fabric savings and accelerate the time to market with the latest cutting technology.
  • Prevent injuries with ergonomic material handling to make managing the cutting process easier and reliant on fewer people with newly designed equipment that has a smaller footprint and smoother edges to limit physical motions around the cutting line.
  • Save space per square meters with compact solutions that can be easily moved within a factory or transported from one factory to another.

 

Hassle free investing in the right technology 

Staying ahead of the competition by upgrading, enhancing and investing in digital technology to improve cutting room performance does not have to be difficult or scary. The cost-effective process is a breeze to implement and quite easy to manage when gaining early buy in, face-to-face training sessions, and savings on both capital expenditure and ongoing operational costs.

Transition management:

If your organization is hesitant to manage what might seem to be a large transition, you can eliminate this fear by persuading executive management to invest organizational resources towards new technology by gaining early buy-in with a strong business case. Writing a business case will help you to plan the transition by identifying where your product development process needs improvement, how your teams can work better together and what is the best way to deliver the important message: that your organization must make changes to existing processes now if it seeks to remain competitive.

Skill acquisition:

Implementation and deployment challenges are resolved by gaining access to face to-face training sessions and comprehensive technical support developed to guide you through quick wins and practical application of new digital tools and resources. Companies taking advantage of advanced learning and skill acquisition services quickly gain user adoption and operational independence.

Capital expenditure:

Furniture companies that are cautious to undertake new investments should explore how digital technology enables data analysis of day-to-day business operations, empowering their organizations to achieve operational excellence while driving down operating expenditures like consumables, fabric, maintenance, and waste. Forecasting, with digital technology, when equipment might need repairs and performing maintenance tasks before failure occurs minimizes long-term costs and maximizes machine uptime. Capital expenditure is lower when related assets increase.