Optimizing the Cutting Process is More Important than Ever
In today’s highly competitive global market, manufacturers face constant pressure to reduce costs, offer greater product selection, and deliver products faster. By leveraging low cost labor and factory automation tools, many companies have successfully reduced operating costs. The focus on efficiency has now shifted to raw materials costs, which often account for up to 75% of total product cost in many industry verticals. CAD/CAM systems for nesting/marking and CNC automated cutting equipment have proven effective in increasing the efficiency of the individual cutting operation. But the greatest opportunity for savings in overall time and material costs remains more effectively optimizing the overall cutting process – from order through cutting.
Since 1978, AMS has developed customer-specific CUTPLAN software solutions to eliminate the guesswork of traditional manual and spreadsheet cut order planning methods used in fabric and other industrial cutting operations. As product variety increases and order sizes decrease, the number of variables and possible solutions exceeds human capabilities – but not the optimizing capabilities of CUTPLAN software. CUTPLAN guides users through every step of the process – from deciding what to cut to the last step of removing cut parts from the cutting table. CUTPLAN sets the standard for cut order planning software by delivering 2% to 8% overall materials savings by providing discrete manufacturers of all types with personalized, automatic solutions for:
Part Nesting: optimizes material utilization through efficient part nesting
Many of the world’s top manufacturers have made CUTPLAN the leader in cut order planning for nearly 30 years. The reason is simple – CUTPLAN utilizes highly advanced algorithms to automatically balance material, cutting prep, and cutting time and costs to optimize their entire cutting operation. AMS can custom-configure a CUTPLAN solution guaranteed to produce results in your cutting room, whether you cut: