Companies must find a balance between relying on the traditional processes that have served them well for so many years and using the modern techniques necessary to maximise productivity.
Wood manufacturers are faced with increasing pressure from both consumers and regulating bodies regarding environmental impact. Waste must be dealt with in the right way, and processes should be dealt with in the right way, and processes should be sustainable.
Lack of flexibility
Factories set up for high-run orders typically lack flexibility, giving manufacturers little chance to expand their product portfolios.
Peak sales periods
Companies must rely on peak sales in bi-annual markets, with demand for specific products increasing and decreasing around summer and winter periods.