Materials Kitting As A Tool To Increase Business Performance
Kitting refers to the grouping of parts and materials that are needed during the manufacturing process of a particular product into a kit which is issued together often under a single part number. Parts within a kit are commonly consumed either during the same time or during a short space of time making their supply as a group more efficient than supplying them individually.
- Shipping delays are avoided in kitting because all items ship together.
- Reduces the administrative cost of ordering a large number of components from multiple sources.
- Helps to reduce space requirements in your warehouse.
- Ensures maximized machine operation.
- Results in a reduction in material handling and part processing time at point of use.
- Better quality laminates and health and safety improvements are made through reduced handling.
- Offers consistent component quality, reduced materials and waste and production time savings.
- Flexible in nature in that different levels of service exist to accommodate a diverse range of industry requirements.
- Cost effective in that it can reduce touch-labor cost by more than 50% and materials waste by an average of 40%.
- Efficient operator practice in that operator motion is reduced due to assembly-line stock and storage which can reduce manufacturing time by more than 50%.
- Reduces internal labor costs associated with procurement, logistics and installation of material.
- Reduces returns and shrinkage.
- Improves customer service both internally and externally.
- Money is saved through reduced administrative costs, leveraged buying and reduced receiving costs.
- Part and process quality is improved through production process standardization.
- Increased manufacturing capacity and improved manufacturing time.
- Consistent component quality is improved and simplified inventory control is maintained.