Reduce the cost of the raw materials
- optimal stock size selection in cases of two-stage cutting processes
- minimization of trim loss through the adoption of optimal sets of cutting patterns
- optimal reuse of material, when applicable

Improve the internal and external logistics
- optimal stock size selection to reduce stock assortment
- work-in-process minimization through optimal sequencing of cutting operations
- optimal two- and three-dimensional pallet/container loading
- minimizing the number of bins used

Facilitate the application of automation systems
- standardization of cutting operations
- specification of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and manufacturing control systems based on -   Advanced Process Control

Improve the internal organization of labour
- improvement of material handling through optimal stock size selection
- reduction of part transfers on the shop floor through optimal pattern sequencing
- reduction of machine set-up times and manual cutting machines