• The main innovation of this project is the conception of automated wood-cutting machines with control systems based on advanced optimization methods
  • The flexible system architecture coupled with the new heuristic optimization methods recently developed in literature is a substantial step forward for planning and control of manufacturing systems for the furniture industry
  • The optimization problems arising in the furniture industry are very complex, and SMEs cannot generally solve them efficiently without external collaboration
  • The efficiency of a supply chain involving cutting operations can greatly benefit from an operations research approach