Optimize production with job shop scheduling software for manufacturers

Streamline your operations, inventory, and sales with job shop software like Katana. Keep you and your teams organized, efficient, and focused with software designed to give you the shop floor visibility you need.
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Check order progress with real-time job shop tracking software

Track your product life cycle from start to finish with job shop software like Katana. Monitor raw material usage, operational task progress, stock counts, and order fulfillment in one visual platform designed to give you total visibility.

Never lose control over your production operations

To make the right decisions at the right time, you need a live overview of your production. Job shop software allows you to track progress with sales and production orders in real-time, giving you a virtual window into your shop floor operations. By spotting delays before they happen, manufacturers can keep up with deadlines no matter how high demand is.

  • Get a live floor-level production status overview
  • View manufacturing orders and ingredient lists in Katana’s Shop Floor App to keep your teams aligned

Assign tasks and track time and resources spent

Improve your floor-level operations with direct access to production tasks and ingredient lists for each task with job shop tracking software like Katana’s Shop Floor App. Easily create, set up, and remove shop floor operators, track time spent on jobs, and measure real versus actual materials used to cut costs and time.

  • Easily re-assign tasks to operators to maximize efficiency
  • Generate shop floor tasks according to product operations for incoming manufacturing orders
  • Add, set up, and remove shop floor operators effortlessly

Keep your teams and data in sync at all times

Managers, sales teams, and shop floor employees need access to the same information to keep their operations in sync. Job shop software gives everyone in your organization the knowledge they need to make the right decisions. No more miscommunication or mistakes when it comes to deadlines, scheduling, or stock counting.

  • Add notes to manufacturing orders to be displayed for related tasks in the Shop Floor App
  • Shop Floor App task status updates are automatically sent to your manufacturing ERP

Job shop software features that give you the visibility you need

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 stock
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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 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

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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CUSTOM WORKFLOWS VIA API

Custom workflows with Katana’s open API, Integromat, and Zapier

Connect tools and create workflows to streamline your operations

  • Sync your inventory data with hundreds of e-commerce, shipping, accounting, and reporting platforms
  • Create custom integrations with other apps using Katana’ s open API
  • Build your own apps into Katana using our developer resources and open API
  • Add apps built by other developers and companies to Katana to define your processes
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Katana integrates everything, making for effective company-wide resource planning and control.”

We needed help with Shopify inventory management for raw materials, and Katana exceeded our expectations.”

Having the shop floor know what they can or can’t make on a given day is amazing, and replaces our previous “system” of spreadsheets.”

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

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