Manage your CEM needs with Katana
Even after outsourcing some of your manufacturing, it’s important to have an accurate overview of your entire production flow. Many businesses turn to software solutions due to them being more reliable and relatively effortless compared to spreadsheets and tedious paperwork.
One of the ways to amp up your electronics business is Katana. It is a cloud-based, all-in-one solution to manage your manufacturing business. Take a look at some of the features that Katana offers.
Get a live overview of your stock levels, whether it’s raw materials, parts, or finished goods. This helps you keep an eye on your own products as well as the incoming electronic components.
Track your product lifecycle from manufacturing to sales and, in case of a recall, trace back to the batch to remove any items from retail shelves.
Prioritize your manufacturing based on customer demand, sales trends, and inventory levels. Just because part of your manufacturing is outsourced doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stick to deadlines. Katana helps you create tasks and schedules for your entire team to follow.
Having a schedule in place will help you plan your own processes as well as keep an eye on manufacturing partners.
Shop floor control
After creating tasks and schedules for the entire team, you can give your shop-level workers access to the Shop Floor App. There they can see all their assignments — those to be done as well as those already completed.
The Shop Floor App gives the operators an overview of the materials they will be working with and the exact operations that need to be completed. Once the task is marked done in the app, it automatically triggers a status and inventory change in Katana, if applicable.
This streamlines your manufacturing processes without you having to be present for each step. At the same time, you still have a clear overview of the manufacturing status and have a chance to reprioritize and reassign tasks if necessary.
Katana supports barcodes in manufacturing and inventory management. This means you can attach barcodes to almost every step of your production, thereby improving your workflows.
Implementing a barcode system with your electronics contract manufacturing partners will speed up the processes of accepting incoming shipments and integrating them into your manufacturing.
Katana has numerous integrations, all carefully hand-picked to optimize different areas of your business — from automation to accounting, e-commerce to shipping.
If you’re already using tools that support your cooperation with external partners, Katana’s open API allows you to build a custom workspace to fulfill the specific needs of your business.