Get full traceability with food manufacturing software

Maximize efficiency and stay in control of your business with cloud 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

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

Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry have unique workflows compared to manufacturers in other sectors. One example is additional legal requirements for food safety, making product traceability essential. While smaller food manufacturers can manage with spreadsheets for some 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 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 inflate your costs dramatically.

Without the right data to trace a faulty batch, you would need to recall all your products, resulting in higher production costs and upset customers, potentially damaging your business’ reputation.

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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 cloud manufacturing 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, and accounting software streamlines all your critical business information in one place.

Total inventory control also allows you to conduct material requirements planning accurately. Features like batch tracking give you the traceability 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 cloud manufacturing 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 product quality and reducing production costs in one go.

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Avoid contaminated goods reaching the market and be prepared for product recalls

End-to-end traceability is critical in the food and beverage industry to ensure the safety and quality of products. It allows manufacturers to track items throughout the supply chain so that they can identify the source and take corrective action if there is a problem with a product. This traceability also benefits consumers, as it gives them peace of mind that the food they eat is safe and high-quality.

End-to-end traceability is a complex process, but it is essential for the safety and quality of food and beverage products.

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