Project is focused on furniture industries operating on semi-finished components by computer controlled wood-cutting machines and automated material-handling systems to produce finished good types. 

The most relevant problem consists in an optimal selection of standard stock sizes and cutting stock sheets into smaller pieces according to specified requirements so that the total trim loss is minimized (cutting stock problem).

The efficiency of the production process also depends on the organization of a good production scheduling and a good cutting pattern sequence in order to minimize set-up costs (scheduling and pattern sequencing problem).  

A further type of problem is two- or three-dimensional pallet loading to improve the efficiency of material-handling systems (packing problem).