Kitting bridges the gap between diverse production lines and the final customer. To achieve this, we work with our customers to create pre-assembly and assembly systems that make the transition efficient and affordable. From labor-intensive kitting and assembly to barcode printing and de-contenting, turn to Export Corporation when you need large or small scale kitting services.
Kitting and other essential services can be handled in-house, but a third-party logistics company, or 3PL, offers you the streamlined operations you need to grow your business. When in-house order fulfillment isn’t feasible any longer, it’s time to partner with Export Corporation. Here are some of the primary features offered by a 3PL:
Any small tasks that need to be performed between your manufacturing process and final delivery to a customer can be fulfilled by a 3PL. Because of their specialization in the fulfillment process, these companies offer services in a more efficient, cost-effective way than you may be able to handle within your own facility.
Kitting in a warehouse involves receiving multiple part numbers or SKU’s and creating method of packaging them all into one container, crate or box as a single part number or SKU. This results in the end user having multiple different parts for an application in one ready to use package. Think surgical KIT containing many tools for a specific operation.
At it’s most basic the kitting process is as follows: A collection of parts or materials that are organized and packaged to create a single part number or SKU. These are delivered to the end user with everything necessary to complete their task or assembly line in manufacturing.
When applied to your manufacturing facility, kitting offers a number of distinct benefits. Here are some key reasons why you should consider kitting for your manufacturing process:
A kitting fee refers to the labor cost to take multiple different parts and put them together in one package for the end user.
Kitting in manufacturing means setting up multiple parts or pieces organized in a way for ease of use in an assembly or manufacturing process to create a single part number or SKU.
Kitting can happen at multiple stages throughout the production process. If your facility is creating complex components, you may use kitting services to prepare components for full assembly. Manufacturers in the automotive and defense industries can use this service to streamline vehicle production.
The entire goal of kitting is to streamline your production process. At Export Corporation, we provide this service through the following steps:
Another kitting application is at the end of your production stage. Work with our team to create a kit that’s ready for the end user. Kitting in this way is part of the packaging process and improves the overall experience of receiving your products. It can also decrease shipping rates, making it more manageable to send your products around the nation or the world.
The process is streamlined when you work with a third-party logistics company (3PL), like Export Corporation, with the specialized resources necessary to organize, package and deliver kitted products. In-house kitting often leads to wasted time, storage space and accuracy.
Kitting can be used to group items in a package to prepare it for delivery, but it can also be used to disassemble components to prepare for delivery. De-contenting an engine is a common example of this aspect of kitting. This reduces the workload of your in-house assembly team and allows for safe, affordable shipping of bulky or fragile mechanical components.
One of the greatest advantages of kitting is that it’s completely customizable. No two companies organize the same items in the same way, so work with our team to create a kitting strategy that fits the specific needs of each of your components, clients and production deadlines. Personalized kitting services by an industry-leading kitting company may be just what your facility needs to improve its bottom line.
In addition to kitting we also offer packaging services such as custom crating, custom pallets, industrial packaging, automotive packaging, aftermarket packaging, Mil-Spec packaging and more. Contact us for details today.