Vanguard Furniture Automates Frame Production

Vanguard Furniture is growing and improving its manufacturing efficiency by employing lean manufacturing methods and new production software. The company makes sofas, loveseats, sectionals, chairs, beds, recliners and tables in operations in North Carolina and Virginia. Vanguard is a family-owned, fashion-driven company that provides custom-crafted home furnishings to its customers.

The company’s overall goals were to shift to just-in-time production and to improve their broader manufacturing performance. In order to improve performance, it needed to automate a multi-format and multi-process cut-planning workflow, where each decision was made separately, and to convert it into a single automated process, eliminating manual errors.

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