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Manage production and quality control with industrial manufacturing software

Industrial manufacturers use Katana’s manufacturing ERP software to track inventory movements, set up reorder points, and prioritize orders. Features like multilevel bills of materials (BOMs) and subassemblies make precise costing easy. And Katana supports made-to-order and made-to-stock workflows in tandem to help industrial manufacturers stay flexible.

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We like that Katana has a simple interface, and it is very user-friendly. We went all-in from day one, implemented and started using it right away. Their great customer support is a rare gem to be found among other manufacturing software solutions.

Edward, Production Manager 


Mining and industrial equipment, 25+ employees

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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 you ERP system the best e-commerce,
accounting, reporting, and CRM
software out there

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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How manufacturing ERP software helps industrial manufacturers optimize supply chain management

A key priority for any business is to meet customer needs. But in the increasingly competitive 21st-century economy, defined by digital transformation, it’s not only consumers who are demanding an improved service from their suppliers. Manufacturers need to consider stakeholders at all stages of their supply chain, from suppliers to customers and, in some cases, retailers. 

Industrial manufacturing companies need to find ways of satisfying the demands of internal stakeholders, too — especially when outdated systems and processes are currently meeting these demands. This means updating legacy computer systems that don’t always offer manufacturers the flexibility they require in many cases. It also means finding a replacement for paper-based workflows, which can prove cumbersome and inefficient in fast-moving conditions.

Smart manufacturing software features that give you total visibility and control

Manufacturers today use a range of software solutions — inventory software, order management systems, and other data management tools. Cloud ERP software like Katana integrates with e-commerce, accounting, reporting, and more services while offering real-time master planning and inventory managing features to tie it all together. Not to mention, having all the data you need in one place makes quality management and ensuring on-time delivery easier than a system of spreadsheets.

With the help of a visual and integrated cloud ERP solution, manufacturers can easily generate manufacturing orders according to their bill of materials (BOM) and spot bottlenecks and inventory issues before they affect production lead time. This makes quality management and waste reduction simple and effective, especially in industries like industrial manufacturing, where product costs and complexity are high. Additional key features that come with implementing an industrial manufacturing software solution like Katana include:

  • Material requirements planning — Track inventory in real-time and automate raw material and product allocation for quick and easy sales order fulfillment. Katana keeps track of demand and adjusts your production schedule to align your manufacturing operations and deliver maximum efficiency at all stages of your product lifecycle.
  • Product and subassembly tracking — Plan and schedule reorder points based on sales order priority to optimize inventory movements. Katana integrates with e-commerce platforms like Shopify and WooCommerce to prevent stock-outs and keep your products moving, no matter how high demand is.
  • Multichannel sales order management — Ditch the multiple order management systems with an ERP system that ties it all together. Katana supports sales order fulfillment for made-to-order and made-to-stock workflows simultaneously, centralizing your e-commerce and B2B operations to give you total visibility. 

Modern industrial manufacturing software like Katana can help you improve efficiency, productivity, and transparency — and it’s easy to set up. 

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