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Get full traceability from raw materials to finished goods

Maximize efficiency and stay in control of your business with manufacturing ERP software that connects to all the e-commerce and accounting tools you love. Katana’s food and beverage manufacturing software supports batch and expiry date tracking, ensuring industry compliance and total visibility when it comes to tracking your perishable stock from materials to finished products.

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Katana fulfills all our needs in a simple, easy solution. As an organic food processor, traceability is a critical requirement, and our records must be meticulously kept.

Irah Vet, Founder and CEO

Food processing, 10+ employees

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Our overall efficiency has significantly improved. Katana is a very user-friendly and easy-to-use system for each of the struggles that we used to have before.

Rafael Ysosa

Food manufacturing, 15+ employees

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Katana keeps accurate stock of our assemblies and ingredients so that I can plan out manufacturing and get instant feedback on whether or not I have enough resources in stock to complete an order.

Kelly Costello, CEO

Pet food manufacturing

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.
LIVE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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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REAL-TIME MASTER PLANNING

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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TOTAL SHOP FLOOR CONTROL

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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OMNICHANNEL ORDER MANAGEMENT

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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END-TO-END TRACEABILITY

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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PRODUCTION PLANNING

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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PURCHASE ORDER MANAGEMENT

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
ACCURATE COSTING

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
CUSTOM WORKFLOWS VIA API

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 your food manufacturing software with the services you love most

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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It’s that simple. For more guidance visit our Knowledge Base.

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Select your plan
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Sync with other tools
Connect to your accounting, e-commerce, and reporting tools for maximum visibility.

Why thousands of food and beverage manufacturers turn to manufacturing ERP software like Katana

Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry have unique workflows compared to manufacturers in other sectors. One example comes in the form of additional legal requirements for food safety, making product traceability essential. While smaller food manufacturers can manage with spreadsheets for a period of time, this becomes more complicated as they grow or during periods of high demand for several reasons.

For starters, spreadsheets are error-prone and make both traceability and quality management tricky. One typo or failure to update a spreadsheet can have heavy consequences, and it only takes one untraceable faulty ingredient batch to dramatically inflate your costs. Without the right data to trace a faulty batch, you would need to recall all your products, which would not only result in higher production costs but upset customers and potentially damage your business’ reputation.

Process manufacturers today need live data to manage production

Even the most efficient system of spreadsheets is no match for food and beverage manufacturing software. The level of inventory control you get with manufacturing ERP software is much higher thanks to its ability to integrate with multiple data sources to maximize accuracy. Integrations with your e-commerce store or CRM tools, depending on whether your business model is direct-to-consumer or business-to-business, as well as accounting software streamlines all your critical business information in one place.

Total inventory control also allows you to accurately conduct material requirements planning. Features like batch tracking give you the traceability you need to see which ingredients go into your finished products. Additional features that come with implementing a food manufacturing software solution like Katana include:

  • Product recipe management — Katana’s manufacturing ERP solution considers material and product availability and reprioritizes manufacturing orders accordingly.
  • Material requirements planning — Katana is more than inventory software, and master planning features give you the functionalities you need to optimize food production.
  • Product and ingredient tracking — Features like batch and expiry date tracking are built into Katana, helping you manage all product-related data in one intuitive traceability system.

As a manufacturer in the food or beverage industry, Katana can help you get the insights you need to adhere to industry safety standards while improving production quality and reducing production costs in one go.

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