It is not uncommon for fabric to be the major cost driver in an apparel product. Improper material utilization can be the single largest contributor to factory losses. This is why it is extremely critical to keep a sharp eye on these costs and to optimize the use of materials wherever possible.  It can mean the difference between profits or losses.  Some of the areas of focus in the cutting room are:


  • Roll Goods Receiving and Storage
  • Spreading Methods and Training
  • Cutting Methods and Training (Both Manual and Numerical Control)
  • Shade Marking
  • Incentive Systems for Spreading, Cutting and Bundling
  • Marker Making
  • Material Utilization


When implementing a material utilization program, primary considerations are:

  1. Marker Utilization
  2. Reduction of Fabric Width Loss

  3. Reduction of Roll End Loss

  4. Use of Proper Splice Marks

  5. Cut Order Planning

  6. When to cut out damage


We can help your company understand the benefits of a properly designed and managed material utilization program. The proper selection of hardware and software together with WDA assistance will ensure a successful program implementation. 

Cutting Room Optimization

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