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IDC Componentes Increases Production Planning Efficiency by 90% with Katana

IDC Componentes is a Mexico-based company developing specialized micro-component technology from lighting to IoT solutions. A company producing lighting technology shouldn’t have its production management left in the dark.

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We chose Katana because it presents our manufacturing business information in the easiest possible way. In our industry, we need good systems that give a good general overview fast - and Katana delivers that. Compared to other systems we tried, Katana has been the best from a user-friendliness perspective to follow and track daily activities.
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Miguel Salazar, Manager at IDC Componentes

Company Profile

IDC Componentes is a Mexico-based company providing the development and distribution of specialized micro-component technology from lighting to Internet-of-Things solutions. A company producing smart items and lighting technology shouldn’t have its production management left in the dark.

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Challenges

IDC Componentes manage vast amounts of SKUs and orders. Therefore, it is a complex task to follow the production from daily activities to long-term production plans. Before switching to Katana, they used another system that was not working for them. Thus, they made a start to look for a solution to:

  1. Optimize finished item inventory management;
  2. Improve material tracking on floor-level; and
  3. Be able to process Shopify sales orders.

Why Katana?

A company producing smart items and lighting technology shouldn’t have its production management left in the dark.

We chose Katana because it presents our manufacturing business information in the easiest possible way. In our industry, we need good systems that give a good general overview fast – and Katana delivers that. Compared to other systems we tried, Katana has been the best from a user-friendliness perspective to follow and track daily activities.

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How Katana Helped

First, the Katana team had great technical support to get our data migrated to Katana. Secondly, Katana has been an enormous help in our day-to-day production management – from master planning to shop-floor management.

In the first 6 months of using Katana, IDC Componentes have improved:

  1. The efficiency of day-to-day operations by more than 80%;
  2. On-time order fulfillment by 90%; and
  3. Production planning processes by close to 90%.

Sounds like quite an improvement? IDC Componentes has almost 200 floor-level employees and sub-contractors who could enjoy an immediate gain from putting better production management processes in place.

Katana allows IDC Componentes to keep track of inventory in various warehouses, have a real-time overview of the production processes, and integrate their other tools to streamline their operations.

COMPANY

IDC Componentes

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LOCATION

Mexico

EMPLOYEES

10+

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