Material Requirements Planning Software to Take Charge of your Manufacturing

Seamlessly manage your inventory, purchasing and production from a single dashboard. Katana makes production planning and scheduling simple.
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Katana has been specifically designed for the needs of modern manufacturers who want to scale.
Finished Goods & Material Availability
Katana takes available raw materials and automatically allocates them to production orders, as well as finished goods to sales orders. Built in batch traceability with expiry date tracking allows you to use the right stock at the right time – at the best quality. Real-time updates of inventory and operations, and complete order fulfillment at your fingertips.
Bill of Materials (Product Recipes)
You can create a specific bill of materials (or product recipe) for each product and product variant; you can add both materials and subassemblies to your recipes. Based on your bill of materials, Katana will make automatic inventory adjustments, calculate manufacturing costs and check the availability of materials for manufacturing orders.
Priority-Based Production Planning
With Katana’s unique manufacturing tracking system, you can simply drag-and-drop to prioritize manufacturing orders. The priority of manufacturing orders affects material availability and production deadline calculations. Stay in control of your operations and never miss a deadline again.
Multichannel Sales Support
Centralize all your sales orders into one visual dashboard and gain multi-channel inventory visibility. Track the status of manufacturing orders at multiple locations and inventory levels at different warehouses.
Shop Floor Level Control
Track floor level operations digitally with the Katana shop floor mobile app and establish paperless tracking. Katana allows you to prioritize the task list for every operator and production line. Create and manage shop floor operators from your MRP. Retain control of production progress for MOs with shop floor task progress (WIP) updated directly in your MRP.
Updates in Real-Time
Quickly get an overview of tasks in progress (WIP) with automatic order updates in real time directly in your MRP. Removing the need for daily or weekly basic status updates and inefficient spreadsheets. Get multichannel inventory visibility and manage various sales channels in one easy-to-use, visual platform.

Don’t Waste Time with Spreadsheets

Katana material requirements planning software helps modern manufacturers maintain control of raw materials and final products in real-time.

Say goodbye to inefficient spreadsheets and manage your entire manufacturing from a single, but powerful visual dashboard.

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.

Try before you buy! Sign up for a 14-day free trial, so you can experience first-hand what Katana can do for your business.

Take Control with Smart Material Requirements Planning Software

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. With Katana you can:
Drag-and-drop priorities for customer orders and manufacturing tasks
End-to-end traceability for products with batch tracking
Identify delay risks related to material supply lead times
Real-time inventory control of finished goods and raw materials
Task level control for effective shop floor management
Track actual manufacturing costs based on bill of materials and operations
Sync sales with e-commerce and accounting platforms

Stay Organized

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.

Pull Together

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.

Drive Sales

Katana material requirements planning software was designed to make your job easier. Less time fiddling with spreadsheets means more time selling!
Seamless integrations with popular online services.
From accounting to e-commerce.
Katana integrates with e-commerce and accounting tools.
Seamless integrations with popular online services.
From accounting to e-commerce.
Katana integrates with e-commerce and accounting tools.

Upgrade your Material Requirements Planning

Katana material requirements planning software was designed to make your job easier. Less time fiddling with spreadsheets means more time selling. Get a real time view of your inventory at any given moment. Schedule tasks for your team with a system that considers the amount of resources you have at hand.

Testimonials

500+ modern manufacturers around the world trust Katana
Foxen Canyon Soap Testimonial of Katana MRP
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.”
Ellowyn Isaacson
Soap manufacturing
foxencanyonsoap.com

Farryn Amber Testimonial of Katana MRP
Katana is a life saver - I would recommend.
”I discovered Katana last year after a long time searching for a platform to help with our in-house manufacturing. Katana has been a life saver in terms of keeping track of stock with raw materials and finished products. I would definitely recommend!”
Farryn Watts
Health and Beauty
farrynamber.com

Brewmstick Coffee Testimonial of Katana MRP
Streamlined our business processes.
”Katana has been an effective integration for streamlining our business processes from purchase orders to manufacturing and inventory with Xero.”
Israel Sanchez
Coffee Roasting
brewmstickcoffee.co

Gregs Glass Testimonial of Katana MRP
Exactly what we were looking for.
”The best feature is the ability to build items to order instead of having to build them to stock first. This was exactly what we were looking for. The way the software automatically updates stock depending on how you prioritize jobs is also really good.”
Daniel James
Furniture and Home Decor
gregsglass.com

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Keep your days stress-free with Katana. Try it for free and see how many hours you save each week!

General FAQs

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.
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