Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler profiled Puppy Cake, a small specialty pet food company, use of Katana cloud-based manufacturing software in the recent issue of Automation.com. Puppy Cake was able to eliminate spreadsheets thanks to Katana. The company was able to get more control of material inventory with the Katana auto-booking feature. There is now a clear overview of operations’ progress with a task list, so team members know what tasks are left to complete.
Kelly Costello, founder of Puppy Cake noted, “We used Excel spreadsheets attempting to keep stock of our ingredients and what was needed to accomplish different manufacturing processes. It was tedious and inaccurate. Since abandoning the inefficient spreadsheets, Puppy Cake has been able to dramatically optimize operations, inventory control, and time management.” Katana allocates available material to the most recent manufacturing orders. Puppy Cake now effortlessly knows sufficient resources are available to fulfill each and every order promptly and accurately.
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Katana Cloud-Based Manufacturing Software:
Katana is a cloud-based software designed specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. The scalable SaaS (Software as a Service) platform caters to manufacturing companies requiring a robust and effective production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system to manage manufacturing processes.
All these operations are packaged into a single, unified system that presents manufacturers with relevant data including materials, production, warehouse status, sales and purchase orders. Katana’s interface includes a highly visual dashboard that provides users with a comprehensive view of the manufacturing business, orders, processes, and deadlines. Managers and business owners observe the areas within operations which are running smoothly, allowing a greater focus on specific areas needing improvement. This best-in-class approach brings lean manufacturing principles and practices to even the smallest manufacturing firms.
Katana seamlessly syncs work information and processes with QuickBooks, Shopify, Xero, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and other similar apps to ensure orders are fulfilled and quotas never missed. With a single glance, Katana users make quick and intelligent business decisions based on reliable, real-time information impacting their business in the most positive and productive ways. Perhaps of greatest importance to smaller manufacturers is the ability to pay monthly rather than a significant capital expense and achieve quick implementation within 7 days. Katana users start with a 14-day FREE trial.