Kirstjan Vilosius, founder and CEO of Katana Cloud-based Manufacturing Software was a guest on Manufacturing Talk Radio. Lew Weiss and Tim Grady, the hosts for the Manufacturing Talk Radio video podcast, interviewed Vilosius discussing the increasing role of inventory and manufacturing SaaS for direct-to-consumer (D2C) manufacturers. Listen to the interview here.
Manufacturing Talk Radio has been airing as a podcast since November of 2013, with interviews of industry executives, business thought leaders, respected economists, non-profit directors, elected officials, academic influencers, congressional representatives, and boots-on-the-ground manufacturing innovators to present a complete picture of the industry and the economy.
Katana Cloud-Based Manufacturing Software:
Katana is a cloud-based software designed specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. The scalable SaaS 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.