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Automotive manufacturing software

Accelerate production planning with automotive manufacturing software that fits you

Take full control of planning and scheduling your automotive manufacturing, automate daily tasks, and integrate with sales and shipping software in a single platform

Since implementing Katana, we’ve grown our product offering, and that wouldn't be possible without it. It has freed up my time so I can focus on designing and creating more products. It also means that I am not working until 11 pm every night.

Thomas Judge

Owner, GJ Motorsports

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Manufacture robust and reliable automotive products with Katana

Katana’s name is an homage to the lean manufacturing principles that came out of Toyota, so we’re always excited to see automotive manufacturers achieving success with our platform. Using our software for automotive manufacturing, you can cut down on unnecessary admin, and spend more time developing products and expanding your range. 

Is essential if you’re looking into improving your entire manufacturing business.

Maintain inventory control, understand material requirements, and keep product quality high

When working with industrial machinery, or building automotive products, you need to have clarity over every element of the product. This is where a well-structured bill of materials (BOM) is crucial. These are major features of Katana’s platform, helping your team to have clarity over which materials make each product and how they fit within the product designs. Monitoring your BOMs, along with your sales will help you in supply chain planning, and knowing when you need to set automatic reorder points for raw materials which are constantly in demand. With these, your building supply will never be short and you won’t be susceptible to stock-outs.

Your BOMs will also assist your quality management systems, as you can use product feedback to tweak bills of materials and improve products over time.

subassembly MOs

Build compliant products, manage your warehouse, and sell to your ideal market

Building cars or car parts differs from other manufacturing, as your products need to remain compliant with certain local and global safety standards. This compliance management can be covered within Katana as you can add notes, comments, and even compliance rules to your BOMs, to make it clear to your manufacturing team what each product’s requirements are.

With the Katana shop floor app, warehouse management is even easier, as you can set tasks for your team and track completions across multiple locations without even needing to be there. And once products are made and ready to sell, our e-commerce integrations allow you to offer products online or in physical locations, targeting new customers or the automotive aftermarket depending on your preference. Our shipping integrations will also help with meeting customer demands when it comes to delivery expectations and safety.

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  • Plans starting from $99 / month
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  • Add users and warehouses as you grow

Integrate with the best e-commerce,
accounting, reporting, and CRM
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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.

Automotive manufacturing software FAQs
Can I track inventory in multiple locations using barcode scanning?

Yes, you can use bar coding and barcode scanners with Katana to keep track of stock, products, and batches across all of your warehouses and storage facilities.

Can I work with both make-to-stock and make-to-order workflows?

Yes, Katana supports both manufacturing methods, with the ability to track stock within your warehouse and manage stock and product inventory, and shipments.

How long does it take to implement manufacturing software like Katana?

You should be able to get up and running within a couple of days, as Katana offers a well-presented platform, and has an extensive Knowledge Base with lots of video guides to help you get started.

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