Most manufacturers know the benefits of using a lean production model to reduce waste and improve overall productivity. One commonly-utilized strategy to improve fulfillment and warehousing in a lean manufacturing environment is kitting, which refers to the process of combining multiple individual items into one ready-to-assemble bundle. Are you curious about implementing kitting services in your business strategy? Here are three ways kitting helps businesses save time and stay organized.
Using a kitting strategy helps manufacturers free up much-needed warehouse space to dedicate to production processes. By working with an off-site kitting partner to manage and store the components of each kit, you can better utilize your space without sacrificing productivity.
Inventory management is a complicated and time-consuming process. Using kitting services to preassemble components and parts allow your manufacturing team to spend more time on production and less time searching for inventory and parts. Working with a third-party kitting partner also help firms track inventory to avoid understocking or overstocking.
Streamlining the fulfillment process
Kitting is also used to streamline the fulfillment and shipping process. By assembling products in bulk instead of individually, companies can improve assembly productivity and expedite the entire order fulfillment process. Companies can also use kitting to bundle fully-assembled products into one easy-to-ship package. Shipping items in a kit helps to reduce order errors and eliminate any guesswork about the package’s weight and shipping costs, ultimately saving companies more time and money.
Are you curious about the benefits of using kitting in your manufacturing or fulfillment strategy? Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries provides expert kitting services to firms in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. We’re happy to help you find a cost-effective kitting solution that fits your business needs. Contact us today to learn more and receive a free tour of our facilities!