How Katana’s ERP platform helps thousands of apparel manufacturers plan 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 manufacturing processes 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. It gives floor-level employees access to the information they need to complete manufacturing orders and managers a complete overview of all stages of the product lifecycle. Here’s how Katana’s manufacturing ERP software helps apparel manufacturers plan ahead and reduce waste:
- End-to-end production management — combine manufacturing operations, 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 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 manufacturing processes at all stages of your product lifecycle. Try Katana’s ERP system with a free 14-day trial.