Optimize your supply chain with production scheduling and material requirements planning software

Production planning doesn’t have to be complex. Stop spending hours updating spreadsheets or flipping through a manual with intuitive material requirements planning (MRP) software that connects your inventory, purchasing, and production in one place.

Production scheduling and materials planning software can make the most complex manufacturing process simple

Managing your product requirements plan without the help of software is tedious — and if you're using spreadsheets, error-prone. Production planning software like Katana manages your manufacturing process and capacity planning across your entire supply chain, and can provide a range of benefits. Here are just a few.
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Minimize product defects and stock-outs with production planning software

MRP software usually comes with production scheduling features that help you track sales and inventory data in real time — ensuring all your teams are up-to-date and have total inventory control. Production planning software features allow you to track and monitor inputs, materials required, and reduce human error. This ultimately helps you detect flaws early in the production phase, making it easy to stay in stock and keep your customers and team happy.

Manufacturing ERP software like Katana make it possible to:

  • Track availability for required materials for efficient sales order fulfillment
  • 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
  • Monitor your inventory levels across multiple warehouses
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MRP software helps you plan all your resources — from materials to human capital

Manufacturers face constant change, both inside and outside their business. Customers demand customizations and fast shipping, and the more you expand and grow, the more critical and challenging production planning becomes. Production scheduling tools in manufacturing ERP software can forecast future demand so you can manage production and optimize production schedules according to you inventory levels.  This can help you avoid production overload and human resource issues without incurring overtime costs.

Planning with MRP software like Katana allows you to:

  • Send tasks to the app according to product operations for incoming manufacturing orders
  • Plan and schedule jobs and assign 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
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Boost production efficiency and resources planning with an MRP system

MRP systems or material requirements planning systems help production managers and business owners focus on production and delivery of goods and services rather than worrying about how to track production, what production forecasts to make and schedule production resources. Features like real-time master planning in an MRP software solution can improve production scheduling, inventory management, and product quality — all of which will enable leaner production processes that work faster and reduce waste.

Katana’s requirements planning MRP makes it easy to:

  • 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 human capital

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Integrate Katana's manufacturing ERP software with other tools and software

Unite the services you love with an integrated manufacturing ERP

Choose from a range of e-commerce, accounting, CRM, reporting, and automation integrations to streamline your key business operations beyond production planning. Katana’s MRP system is built to fit with the software you need. Take a look at Katana’s growing list of integrations to learn more.

Katana integrates everything, making for effective company-wide resource planning and control. We now know what we have in store and where to look for it.”

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

We chose Katana because it presents our manufacturing business information in the easiest possible way.”

I think that Katana had a much lower barrier to entry, and I was able to gradually build my processes into Katana’s system.”

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