Track your inventory and reduce waste with food distribution software

Katana equips food distributors with all the necessary tools to take complete control of their product lifecycle. With Katana’s ERP software solution, distributors get real-time visibility of their full product inventory.

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Our overall efficiency has significantly improved. Katana is a very user-friendly and easy-to-use system for each of the struggles that we used to have before. Even more, I appreciate the communication when they are developing new tools, they are open to feedback and take our improvements into account.

Irah Vet

Founder and CEO at Hornby Organic

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End-to-end traceability for full visibility and easy compliance with regulations

As any business dealing with food knows, there are a lot of rules and regulations involved. Regulatory agencies must make sure that specific processes are followed to ensure standards in food safety.

To comply with all the regulations, distributors must be able to quickly identify any potential health risks and trace these back to the original source. Katana’s software for food and beverage distributors offers end-to-end traceability, so distributors have full visibility when tracking their perishable goods.

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Software for food distributors to increase efficiency and reduce waste

One of the biggest issues when selling perishable goods is that these expire. Selling spoilt food won’t just damage your credibility and relationship with customers but may even lead to expensive lawsuits. That’s why it’s critical to know when your products have reached the end of their shelf life.

Katana’s food distribution software allows you to create batch barcodes. Batch barcodes include a lot more useful information compared to a regular EAN barcode. Batch barcode lets you add an expiry date, production date, identification code, and more. This makes it easy to trace expired or contaminated ingredients, so you can get these recalled or off the shelf before any larger problems arise.

Having a clear overview of the expiration dates also allows you to deal with expiring products before you have to throw them out. Food waste is a big problem in the industry, but with the right tools, you can do your part to fight that while also helping your bottom line.

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Inventory management software that takes the cake

Keeping track of your inventory is no simple task, especially if your product lines keep growing with your business. That’s why it’s important to have a future-proof and scalable solution in place so that you would not need to restructure your processes down the road.

Katana equips you with robust inventory managing tools that easily scale with your business. Because Katana seamlessly integrates with the most popular e-commerce platforms, you can be sure that your inventory is kept up to date whenever new orders come in or even when certain items are returned.

With Katana’s omnichannel order management, your inventory is kept synchronized across all your sales channels. So, whether you sell direct-to-consumer (D2C) or business-to-business (B2B), Katana ensures accurate stock levels at all times.

Knowing your stock levels is important and even more so when your inventory is running low. To make sure you always have required items in stock, Katana allows you to set reorder points. This way, whenever a stock level reaches a threshold you set, the item will be highlighted, so you can replenish your inventory.

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Food distributions software FAQs
What is an ERP system?

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a software solution that allows businesses to keep track and manage their daily operations either through native features or via integrations with any other leading business software solution. Implementing an enterprise resource planning software provides businesses with the ability to take care of:

  • Project management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Order delivery management
  • Supply chain traceability
  • Human resources
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Warehouse management

With an ERP solution, businesses can take care of their business management from a central place, greatly streamlining their business operations.

What is food distribution software?

Food distribution software is a type of software that allows food and beverage distributors to keep track of their perishable goods. Katana’s ERP has features that food distributors can use to trace their products from the point these are ordered until getting shipped to the customer.

Katana’s distribution ERP software offers an end-to-end traceability system with batch tracking and the ability to track expiry dates. These features make it a great ERP for manufacturers and distributors dealing with consumables.

With Katana’s inventory management system you get a real-time overview of every business process and inventory item.

Can you integrate existing software with an ERP?

ERP systems often come as a full software package including all the tools to take care of every aspect of your business from supply chain to quality control to data collection. Though, more than likely your business already uses certain tools that you’re happy with. Moving everything over to new systems can be time-consuming and costly, but not utilizing all the tools seems like a waste of money since you’re paying for them anyway.

Luckily, Katana offers you an ERP solution that effortlessly connects with your favorite tools. These include:

  • Accounting platforms
  • CRM software
  • Transportation management software
  • E-commerce platforms
  • Reporting tools
  • And more

With its seamless native and third-party integrations, Katana lets you keep your data synced across all platforms, eliminating tedious manual data entry and making it an ideal cloud ERP software for your business.