Consumers also want competitive prices and quick turnaround. To deliver this, manufacturers are now also under pressure to embrace an exciting, new era of change.
The increase in customization, built-in technology, modularity and ethically-responsible production requires more complex development and production processes. This, in turn, forces production costs up. At the same time, globalization and competition are pushing retail prices down. Furniture manufacturers have to find a way to reconcile these two, opposing influences.
The challenge doesn’t end there. The costs of raw materials are also increasing, making it even harder for manufacturers to satisfy demand, remain competitive and protect their profit margins. As a result, they have to adopt new technologies and ways of working. This is where Lectra’s solutions and expertise can help.