Stay in stock with live manufacturing inventory software

Software for a manufacturing business is an important part of any company strategy, as it allows a company to keep track of its assets and materials. Manufacturing inventory software helps make stock management more accurate, and gives you the real-time data you need to run efficiently. Here's how.

How manufacturing inventory software helps you cut costs and stay agile

With the increased prevalence of outsourcing and global production, many manufacturers are reconsidering what inventory management means for them on a day-to-day basis. This also includes how to balance it with in-house production of you're using a mixed manufacturing model. Here are a few ways a quality inventory management solution can help.
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Manufacturing inventory software helps you reduce stock-related costs

Ensuring product availability is key for manufacturers today, and there’s no reason why they can’t offer quick delivery times while stocking less stock in warehouses. With better insight into inventory levels, you can be sure that your business will waste less cash on unneeded stock and more on boosting the bottom line.

Manufacturing ERP software like Katana allows you to:

  • 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
  • Manage product variants and materials in one place
  • Monitor your inventory across multiple warehouses
  • Use barcodes to receive stock
Implementing the right kind of software for your needs is usually a good starting point for reducing manufacturing overhead. It’s too easy to overspend on a system which is beyond your needs and ends up being too complex to use.

Ensure you have the inventory items you need for production

Implementing manufacturing inventory software gives your business visibility into what you have available and when you need to reorder. This allows purchasing professionals to carry out just-in-time delivery of items for production, meaning that they can keep all their equipment fully stocked without having large warehouses full of obsolete stock that will never get used.

Katana’s end-to-end manufacturing ERP solution makes it easy to:

  • Drag-and-drop priorities for manufacturing tasks
  • Track availability for required materials for efficient sales order fulfillment
  • Identify delay risks related to material supply lead times
  • Get accurate expected completion dates to keep sales teams informed
  • Have a live floor-level production status overview
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Track inventory demand for better decision-making

Inventory management software also provides companies with a new level of market insight. Manufacturers are able to get a better idea of what items are selling well and which aren’t, which helps them plan the right amount of production for each product.

Katana gives you the real-time data you need 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 operations

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Get total inventory control with manufacturing software that connects with the services you love

Connect Katana to third-party software or create your own workflows via API

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

Having the shop floor know what they can or can’t make on a given day is amazing, and replaces our previous “system” of spreadsheets.”

Katana provides us with all the features for manufacturing order management and can track inventory usage and incorporate our sales order tracking into Katana.”

Katana accurately keeps stock of assemblies and ingredients so that I can plan production and get instant feedback on whether we enough resources in stock.”

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.”

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