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Management and Optimization of Materials for the Furniture Industry


  • Óscar Oliveira

    (Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal)

  • Dorabela Gamboa

    (Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal)

  • Mr Pedro Fernandes

    (Bullet Solutions, Portugal)


Our project targets the small and medium-sized companies in the furniture industry. In these companies the cutting process is responsible for more than 15% of waste of raw materialmainly due to the lack of an information system to support their daily activities. Although there are information systems that seek to optimize isolated processes, such as, supplier relationship management, advanced production planning and even for the cutting process itself, there is no integrated information system that takes into consideration the enterprise global context in order to reduce the purchase and consumption costs of materials.

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  • Óscar Oliveira & Dorabela Gamboa & Mr Pedro Fernandes, 2015. "Management and Optimization of Materials for the Furniture Industry," Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Society: Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation; Proceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference 2, ToKnowPress.
  • Handle: RePEc:tkp:mklp15:1375-1376

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