Being a quite complex electronic device manufacturer means keeping track of all the transistors, circuits, diodes, and other components. Inability to have sufficient inventory control can lead to chaos not only in the warehouse and shop floor but also impact the company's bottom line.
Before Katana, CT LAB used business management software combined with spreadsheets. However, the solution was not perfect and prompted them to look for another solution to:
- Keep track of components and ready item stock; and
- Gain control over the resource and production planning.
"As a company, we struggled to effectively keep track of our stock. In general, it was difficult to plan our purchases and control our resources. We struggled to know which items are in stock so that we could build a batch and therefore often found extra components lying around."