High Point, NC (PRWEB) March 26, 2009
Barcalounger of Rocky Mount, NC, successfully implements NESTERwood, driving better control of frame costs & design and reduced WIP through the production line.
"With NESTERwood's easy deployment and easy to operate user interface, we were able to start programming in just a short while," said Richard Henkel, Vice President of operations at Barcalounger. "It was exciting to see our new CNC router working and cutting frames shortly after the installation. We were up and running sample production in a couple of days."
NESTERwood enables upholstery manufacturers to automate and optimize their frame production by generating a solution for nesting and cut path. NESTERwood's Rolling Nest automatically optimizes the placement of pieces from one or more orders on multiple sheets of plywood, resulting in material yields that are consistently higher than any other solution. By generating efficient tool paths, NESTERwood improves the productivity of CNC routers.
"Previously we purchased our frames and had no control over their quality, delivery date or cost," adds Henkel. "With NESTERwood's automatic nesting and programming capabilities we were able to bring our frame production in-house, and gain control over our own production. The material savings and reduced WIP enabled by NESTERwood helped us to justify the transition to in-house production."
"With the enhanced productivity and cost savings driven by NESTERwood, the change to in-house production at Barcalounger was straightforward and reassuring for management who gained more control over their products," says Avner Ben-Bassat, Plataine's President. "It is very satisfying to see how NESTERwood contributed to the establishment of a new frame plant at Barcalounger which is already up and running."
Based in North Carolina, Barcalounger is known for highly valued recliners and motion living room groups designed for comfort, quality, and fashion. The company was founded in 1940 when Edward Joel Barcolo acquired a license to manufacture "scientifically articulated" motion chairs patented by Dr. Anton Lorenz and since then innovation has been a hallmark of the Barcalounger brand. For more information see here: http://www.barcalounger.com.
Plataine is a leading provider of production optimization solutions for manufacturers of metal, wood, textile and composite-material products. Plataine's production optimization solutions enable manufacturers to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity, and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine's solutions are used by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, including Bassett Furniture, Boeing, Century Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Ethan Allen, Ford, General Motors, The Gap, Hagger, Nike, and Wrangler. For more information, visit http://www.plataine.com or contact your local Plataine office.