Spreadsheets Not Doing It for You Anymore?
Knowing when and which materials to buy isn't so much of an issue for a manufacturer that’s just starting out.
A few spreadsheets or even a pen and paper can do the job. But once the the sales ramp up it doesn’t take long for things to get out of control.
Deliveries get delayed because of important missing materials, while cash is getting tied up in surplus stock.
Katana material requirements planning software helps modern manufacturers maintain control of raw materials and final products in real-time.
By setting reorder points you will be informed of exactly when to purchase materials so that your inventory is always at optimal levels.
No more late deliveries and no more wasted resources.
Schedule tasks for your team with a system that considers the amount of resources you have at hand. This way you don’t waste any time and your team always knows what needs to get done.
Katana gives you a real time view of your inventory at any given moment. It doesn’t matter if you are in the middle of production, you still know exactly how much you have and how much you need.
Katana material requirements planning software was designed to make your job easier. Less time fiddling with spreadsheets means more time selling!
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Take Control with Smart Material Requirements Planning Software
Of course, being able to take control of your inventory is a great end in itself.
But we know there is a lot more to growing a successful manufacturing business and that’s why we’ve gone that extra mile.
Katana takes care of:
- Production planning
- Manufacturing-level control
- Sales order fulfillment
- Real-time inventory
- Supply chain management
- Portfolio management
- Business contacts management
500+ modern manufacturers around the world trust Katana
Great choice for small manufacturers
”I tried several different MRPs before settling with Katana. Some were too clunky, others too expensive, complicated and elaborate. I felt a bit like Goldilocks. Katana was just right.”
Owner, Ellowyn Isaacson
”Overall excellent. This tool is easy to use, it syncs great with all my apps and they have very helpful customer support.”
Owner, Fergus McCoss
Most affordable MRP system for manufacturers
”I love the value. We were stuck using excel to manage our inventory for a long time because there were no affordable options until Katana came along. I am able to maintain accurate stock levels much more easily now.”
Manufacturing Manager, Aztech Energy
Solar and Thermal Technology Solutions
What is materials requirements planning?
Material requirements planning is the process of managing your manufacturing processes and practices. The aim is to ensure materials are available for production, kept at the lowest possible levels, whilst also planning purchasing activities.
How do I do materials requirements planning?
Manufacturers often start their materials requirement planning using spreadsheets. However this is usually a short term approach as it can be a highly inefficient method, which is why most manufacturers turn to dedicated software to help them automate their processes.
What is an MRP software?
MRP software literally stands for materials requirement planning software. At its core that means managing your inventory and production to meet demand as efficiently as possible. However, nowadays MRP software has gone on to encompass areas beyond this, including ecommerce integrations and sales order fulfillment.
Do I need a materials planning requirement software?
As a manufacturer the answer is most likely a yes. With the right software you will be able to improve your inventory management, production scheduling and sales order fulfillment. Without it, you might find yourself lacking the time and resources to grow your business effectively.