Cuthings is responsible for the qualitative processing (CNC processing) of all kinds of sheet material and materials on a roll. Currently, Cuthings has 3 ZUND cutting tables for these operations, which are acquired through lease purchase over 10 years. At this moment Cuthings has a local focus (clients within a radius of 100 km) and production is largely limited to applications within the graphic and creative sectors. In the last year, however, our client base was expanded with a few larger international companies (industrial applications). Since Cuthings wants to focus more and more on serving customers within this industrial sector, further automation is necessary. The production of semi-finished products and/or end products for the customers is done almost automatically on the basis of the ZUND cutting tables. The pre- and post-treatment of this production, however, still leaves room for further automation. After all, a great deal of time is spent on the calculation of offers (price calculations), creating files that can be used by the ZUND cutting tables (order guidance), assembling and packaging the finished parts (post-processing) and getting rid of the residual products (waste processing). Given the limited complexity of the processes, Cuthings wants to make additional investments in the short term (standard solutions) for post-processing and waste processing. However, when it comes to pricing and order guidance, there are no standard solutions available. After all, customer files must be interpreted by mutual agreement between Cuthings and customers in order to be able to calculate prices and prepare cutting files. Cuthings wants to examine by the end of January (2020) whether it is feasible to partly automate these complex processes of price determination and order support.