Automated raw material management;
Intuitive order prioritization; and
Removed reliance on confusing spreadsheets.
The Maksense ethos comes down to making scientists’ lives easier so that they can focus on what’s important.
However, once the orders started rolling in for their own awesome products, they realized that staying on top of materials inventory and production planning was not so easy. It was getting in the way of focusing on the things that mattered for Maksense.
The reality is that creating beautifully complex and intricate products is no simple feat when there are so many materials involved. And that was especially the case for Rafael and the Maksense team, considering that multiple products were using the same materials, often being produced in parallel.
Katana’s smart auto-booking system helped solve this by calculating the required materials in real-time for them, whilst also highlighting when stocks were running low. That means Maksense no longer have to worry about having the right materials available when it counts.
But with the fact that they make products to order, it was also necessary to be able to change the priorities of orders whilst keeping track of their materials and production lines.
Using Katana’s intuitive drag-and-drop mechanism resolved this challenge, by allowing Maksense to see how adjustments to their production line would affect their delivery deadlines and material availability.
Rafael says that these changes have had a drastic effect on their efficiency levels and is especially amplified considering they got what they were after – an all-in-one solution.
After the move to Katana, Maksense say they now spend half the time they used to on tedious spreadsheet crawling and day-to-day operations.