Apparel and footwear

Get total business control and track production with apparel ERP software

Katana supports made-to-order and made-to-stock workflows in tandem, combining B2B e-commerce and direct-to-consumer workflows in one visual manufacturing ERP platform. Apparel manufacturers turn to Katana to get total visibility over their production process, from material requirements to capacity planning.

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We chose Katana because it seemed to be the most user-friendly software we tried. And that has proven to be true - it is very easy to use and the customer service is great!

Candice, Founder and Designer

Apparel manufacturing, 25+ employees

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I would 100% recommend Katana to other apparel businesses, especially with the fashion industry moving towards sustainable, made-to-order manufacturing is picking up more.

Lisa Diep, Chief Operating Officer (COO) 

Apparel manufacturing, 25+ employees

Boost efficiency and align your teams
with features designed to give you total
visibility and control

Get a live look at your manufacturing business with features
that keep your teams and products moving.

The inventory optimization and control you need

Keep track of materials and product stock to avoid stock-outs

  • Get total inventory control for finished products and raw materials
  • Automate inventory transactions and set reorder points to prevent stock-outs
  • Track on-hand, committed, and expected stock amounts in real-time
  • Manage product variants and materials in one place
  • Monitor your inventory across multiple warehouses
  • Use barcodes to receive and count stock
  • Use stocktakes to find and eliminate discrepancies in your stock levels
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Production, scheduling, and
resource management in one place

Gain real-time visibility to optimize all your key resources

  • Make accurate manufacturing and purchasing decisions with live data
  • Ensure optimal inventory levels at all times
  • Prioritize production based on raw material availability
  • Get task-level control for effective shop floor management
  • Automate manufacturing cost calculations based on your bill of materials and operations
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Floor-level control from scheduling to task prioritization

Use the Katana Shop Floor App to align sales and production

  • Send tasks to the app according to product operations for incoming manufacturing orders
  • Assign and reassign jobs to operators who can start, pause, and resume tasks to keep you up to date on production
  • View manufacturing order task and ingredient list for every task in the app
  • Track time spent on tasks to optimize shop floor activities
  • View resource consumption with live material tracking
  • Add notes to manufacturing orders to be displayed for related tasks
  • Scan barcodes with any smart device to monitor material usage and track batches and products

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Unified B2B and e-commerce sales order management

Sync your sales channels for optimal order fulfillment

  • Track the availability of required products for sales orders
  • Drag-and-drop order priorities according to material availability and delivery deadlines
  • Choose to make to order or fulfill from available product stock
  • Identify delivery delay risks and reprioritize to boost efficiency
  • Sync sales orders from multiple channels into a single dashboard
  • Select and use multiple currencies to automatically convert sales order values

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Tracing for batches, materials, expiry dates, and more

Keep an eye on your inventory beyond the warehouse

  • End-to-end traceability for materials and products with batch tracking
  • Track the expiry date of items and stay in control of expiring stock
  • Autogenerate batch and internal barcodes
  • Quickly locate items across multiple warehouses, giving all teams access to the same live data
  • Trace faulty batches, materials, and products from materials to sold goods for effective quality assurance and recalls
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Routing and matrix BOMs for your variable products

Automate the reallocation of materials based on priorities you set

  • Drag-and-drop priorities for manufacturing tasks
  • Track availability for required materials for efficient sales order fulfillment
  • Identify delay risks related to material supply lead times
  • Get accurate expected completion dates to keep sales teams informed
  • Have a live floor-level production status overview
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Granular purchase order tracking for maximum visibility

Avoid stock-outs and keep your teams and products moving

  • Ensure on-time purchasing based on clear material requirements
  • Know when to purchase missing raw materials from suppliers
  • Update your inventory to reflect when purchase orders were received in parts
  • Track delay risks in your supply chain to keep all teams informed
  • Select and use multiple currencies to automatically convert purchase order values
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Accurate costing with Katana's software

Real-time reliable costing made easy

Ensure accuracy with costing features built for precision

  • Track manufacturing costs based on your bill of materials (BOM) and production operations
  • Create multilevel BOMs with subassemblies for accurate costing
  • Make precise pricing decisions based on your product margins
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Simple workflows with Katana's software

Katana’s open API and no-code solutions

Set up integrations and create workflows to streamline your operations


  • Sync your Katana data with hundreds of e-commerce, shipping, accounting, and reporting platforms
  • Build your own apps into Katana using our developer resources and open API
  • Take advantage of apps that have been built into Katana on our open API
  • Develop your custom workflows with Katana API


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Integrate with the best e-commerce,
accounting, reporting, and CRM
software out there

Katana's manufacturing software integrates with most popular e-commerce platforms

Create custom API integrations

Use Katana’s open API to create custom workflows and connect to apps beyond our list of integrations. Automate data transfers between the services you use to level up efficiency. Take a look at our API documentation to learn more.

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Expand production while staying efficient with apparel manufacturing software

Managing your apparel manufacturing business with spreadsheets or a whiteboard is doable when there are only a few orders per day, but what happens when demand increases and your company begins expanding? In the world of automated manufacturing, it is difficult to find a more competitive industry than garment manufacturing. Apparel manufacturers often have a broad range of products, and when you add in the deadline pressures that this industry faces, it truly becomes a highly demanding sector where companies must perform at their best at all times.

Garment manufacturing software offers companies the ability to stay ahead of the competition and increase their manufacturing capabilities, while also catering to customer requests in a quick and efficient manner. Most importantly, it makes it possible to improve processes and procedures without having to spend any additional time or money on hiring skilled workers. As automation continues to take the world of manufacturing by storm, it is no longer necessary to place an emphasis on manpower. Instead, businesses can focus their efforts on designing and modifying production lines that are capable of operating at full capacity without requiring the attention of highly-skilled labor.

With the help of apparel management software, companies can easily import customer requests and remain on time with their scheduled deliveries. By integrating its capabilities with those of other business management systems, it becomes possible to track everything from stock levels to production lines so that each task moves along at a smooth pace without any major setbacks or disruptions.

How Katana’s ERP platform helps thousands of apparel manufacturers plan production and stay lean

Apparel manufacturing is increasingly competitive, and many manufacturers turn to a mix of made-to-stock and made-to-order workflows to reduce costs and expand product lines. In an industry notorious for waste, apparel manufacturers today aim for sustainable ways to manufacture. One of the easiest paths to sustainability and leaner production is having an ERP system that effectively tracks raw materials and production in real time for efficient apparel management. 

If you’re considering expanding your business with new products or geographical markets, manual processing and paper manufacturing management methods are a recipe for error. Apparel management software like Katana includes real-time master planning features that automate sales order generation and manufacturing order prioritization, making on-time order fulfillment simple. Katana also makes it easy to create production schedules and assign tasks using the Katana Shop Floor App and gives floor-level employees access to the information they need to complete manufacturing orders and production managers a complete manufacturing overview of all stages of the product lifecycle. Here’s how Katana’s manufacturing ERP software helps apparel manufacturers plan production and reduce waste:

  • End-to-end production management — combine production, scheduling, and resource management in one intuitive platform
  • Smart inventory management — Automate stock orders and set reorder points to prevent stock-outs
  • Accurate costing — Track manufacturing costs based on your bill of materials (BOM) and production operations
  • Integrations and custom workflows — Sync your manufacturing data with hundreds of e-commerce, shipping, accounting, and reporting platforms

Footwear ERP software like Katana gives you a visual overview of materials and production statuses, helping you stay on top of stock, sales orders, and production at all stages of your product lifecycle. Try Katana’s ERP system with a free 14-day trial.

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