Small D2C Manufacturers Select Katana Cloud-based Manufacturing Software Reports Manufacturing Outlook

December 02 10:10 2019
Small D2C Manufacturers Select Katana Cloud-based Manufacturing Software Reports Manufacturing Outlook

Katana cloud-based manufacturing software was recently profiled in Manufacturing Outlook ezine. Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler discussed Katana taking the lead by building integrations with popular e-commerce sales channels (such as Shopify and WooCommerce) and accounting tools (QuickBooks and Xero) to support smooth and automated workflows. 

Half of all manufacturers are building direct-to-consumer (D2C) channels, because today’s shoppers prefer to buy directly from brand manufacturers versus retailers. Direct-to-consumer manufacturers are expected to grow almost 20% per year, for the next five years, doubling the gross revenue in just a short five-year time span. 

Real-time inventory updates are critical in the D2C manufacturing environment. Failure to have accurate data ensures disappointed customers who will go elsewhere. This 24/7 information is best accomplished with an automated booking engine.  With a unique auto-booking engine, inventory is tracked in real-time, automatically allocating available material and finished products to fulfill orders; if the order priority changes, inventory will be redistributed to fit the new production schedule. 

The small manufacturers report an average 80% productivity boost because taking care of the manufacturing schedule keeps stock under control. The ability to properly return the focus to growing the business is the direct result. 

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.

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. 

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