How Katana’s garment production software helps apparel manufacturers plan and stay lean
Apparel manufacturing is increasingly competitive, and many manufacturers turn to a mix of make-to-stock and make-to-order workflows to reduce costs and expand product lines. In an industry notorious for waste, apparel manufacturers today aim for sustainable manufacturing methods. One of the most accessible paths to sustainability and leaner production is having apparel software that effectively tracks raw materials and manufacturing processes in real time for efficient apparel management.
If you’re considering expanding your business with new products or geographical markets, manual processing and paper manufacturing management methods are a recipe for error. Garment manufacturing software like Katana includes a real-time master planning feature that automates sales order generation and manufacturing order prioritization, making on-time order fulfillment simple.
Creating production schedules and assigning tasks becomes easy with Katana’s Shop Floor App. It gives floor-level employees access to the information they need to complete manufacturing orders and managers a complete overview of your product lifecycle. Here’s how Katana’s apparel manufacturing software helps plan and reduce waste:
- End-to-end production management — Combine manufacturing operations, scheduling, and resource management in one intuitive platform
- Smart inventory management — Automate stock orders and set reorder points to prevent stockouts
- Accurate costing — Track manufacturing costs based on your bill of materials (BOM) and operations
- Integrations and custom workflows — Sync your manufacturing data with hundreds of e-commerce, shipping, accounting, and reporting platforms
Katana gives you a visual overview of materials and production statuses, helping you stay on top of your stock, sales orders, and manufacturing processes at all product lifecycle stages. Try Katana’s apparel manufacturing software with a free 14-day trial.