Tags: Supply Chain
Kitting and Assembly Management
Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve lead times, reduce costs, and increase order accuracy. With assembly optimization at the top of mind for many retailers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), many are utilizing kitting as a way to increase flexibility and cost savings. Group O offers scalable kitting and assembly solutions that are designed to seamlessly integrate into your organization’s objectives and retail supply chain.
What is Kitting?
Kitting is the process of collecting and grouping two or more components into one kit. Kitted components are sold as one unit with one SKU as opposed to each individual part sold separately. For example, if a mechanic needs to repair or replace a gasket or electronics on a vehicle or piece of equipment, they can easily order a kit containing all the necessary parts for repairing that exact model instead of having to order each needed piece individually.
At Group O we assemble, package, and ship millions of kitted components annually across the globe. Manufacturers who outsource their kitting to Group O are able to streamline their production and ensure their customers receive the necessary kitted components quickly, accurately, and affordably.
The Benefits of Kitting
Kitting components together into one unit for sale offers many benefits. For one, kitted components do not take as long to pick, pack, and ship so end-users receive their orders faster. End-users aren’t the only ones who benefit either. Because kitted components are sold as one unit it is much easier to manage inventory.
Kits are more cost-effective as well, for both you and your customers. Group O’s technology can be used to verify inventory levels, generate pick tickets, and pick, pack, and ship orders efficiently.
Kitting and Assembly Management with Group O
Group O performs kitting and assembly management services in-house to increase flexibility and efficiency during the order fulfillment process. Large or small, simple or complex, Group O can handle it all.
Group O’s kitting offerings include:
Built to order kits
Packaging: shrink wrapping, banding, and custom protective packaging
Barcoding and serialization
Rework or refurbishing
Depending on your company’s business objectives, Group O will work with you to determine the best kitting and assembly process for your goals. We also continuously monitor, track, and analyze key data so you can make the right decisions for your business or make adjustments as needed.
What’s more, to ensure optimum inventory levels, Group O maintains accurate records of raw materials, parts, and quantities needed to meet your business objectives. We manage your Bill of Materials (BOM) so you can rest assured that the right parts will be available at the right time without the risk of out of stock items or excess inventory.
Improve Efficiency and Reduce Inventory Levels
Kitting and assembly management services have the potential to improve your company’s efficiency while reducing inventory levels. Kitting has many benefits including inventory control, production line optimization, and improved end-user satisfaction. Gain greater control of your inventory efficiently and cost-effectively by utilizing kitting and assembly management services.