- Material purchasing;
- Time-consuming spreadsheets; and
- Inefficient production planning.
The greatest challenge for Maksense came in the form of efficient material purchasing. They wanted to make sure they weren't wasting money on overstocking whilst also ensuring that they always had the right materials available for production.
But considering they are a company that deals with both make-to-stock and make-to-order products, this was especially difficult without the right support. And the key was that they also wanted to do this without having to constantly trawl back and forth through spreadsheets.
“Before Katana we used a whole lot of spreadsheets with a whole lot of manual inputting – for both materials and production planning. This meant having to constantly refresh calculations even though we're pretty much advanced users. ” said Rafael from Maksense.