Grow your business with a process manufacturing software
Manufacturing doesn't have to be hard to process
Take care of your inventory
In process manufacturing, businesses often work with perishable materials and ingredients, so following strict protocols for safety and health reasons is crucial. By implementing automation, you can optimize the workflow and follow a higher standard for your products.
Some features of process manufacturing that Katana offers are:
Product recipes or bill of materials (BOM)
Unit conversions in inventory
Expiry date tracking on perishable goods
Get an overview of your manufacturing
In process manufacturing, it is crucial to ensure that operations run smoothly. One little mistake could ruin the whole batch. Luckily, Katana is here to help you out.
Here are a few ways you can improve your production quality with software like Katana:
End-to-end traceability or batch tracking
Barcode systems for inventory management and manufacturing
Assigning tasks in the Shop Floor App
Integrate your favorite software
If you’re already using software for your daily tasks, then easily integrate them with Katana. You can pick from native integrations, carefully selected to help take your business to the next level.
Some integrations that Katana supports include:
BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and Shopify to sync your sales
Xero and QuickBooks Online for accounting
Building your own integrations using Katana’s open API
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.”
Katana accurately keeps stock of assemblies and ingredients so that I can plan production and get instant feedback on whether we have enough resources in stock.”
In Katana, we can more effectively see and follow inventory levels, and have recipes and BOM for our manufactured products that let us follow the manufacturing status throughout the whole production cycle.”
Katana’s bill of materials (BOM) is a tremendous help. Integrations with Shopify and Xero also play a big role in business management, and we can now manage both B2B and B2C orders with greater ease.”
Streamline your business using integrations
Choose from native integrations or build your own
Katana offers various native integrations that improve your sales management, accounting, delivery, and even automation. If there’s a tool you would like to keep using, then feel free to integrate it into Katana using the open API and access all areas of your business at once. Find the complete list of integrations here.
Process manufacturing is a manufacturing type where the product is put together in a chemical process. The materials are often ingredients that can be blended into a large quantity of the final product and then divided into separate packages. Process manufacturing is sometimes also referred to as batch manufacturing.
The most significant differences are in quantity and materials. Discrete manufacturing can be done one item at a time, and the product can later be dismantled into separate parts. Process manufacturing tends to produce large quantities at a time, and the product can’t be separated into individual ingredients again.
A good example would be the process of making sandwiches. The sandwich is put together discretely — you can make a sandwich at a time, putting together the bread, mayo, and cheese. But the ingredients themselves are process manufactured — you can try to separate the bread back into flour, eggs, and water, but you will probably fail (and make a big mess).
Companies specializing in process manufacturing tend to use MRP or ERP software like Katana. The most beneficial features to look for are:
- Production scheduling
- Inventory management
- Task assignment
Katana offers all of those and also many native integrations to simplify other business areas like accounting or sales.