This article was originally published on March 23, 2021 and updated on January 17, 2023
Kitting and assembly services are commonly used in many manufacturing processes to improve operational efficiencies, reduce bottlenecks, and help to eliminate wasted time and space. Kitting in manufacturing improves productivity and profitability for manufacturers, with positive results realized with an improved bottom line.
What Is Kitting in Manufacturing?
Kitting in manufacturing is performed to help all production employees become more efficient by providing a kit of components exactly when and where they are needed. Manufacturers must define the best components to be kitted and the best location for delivering a kit. Logistics kitting in manufacturing delivers required, assembled parts to the exact point of use which saves employees time and labor and looking for parts needed at a particular point in the production process.
Kitting in manufacturing and logistics kitting can both be performed by a contract kitting and assembly provider to improve efficient manufacturing operations.
Kitting Improves Operational Efficiencies
Kitting improves operational efficiencies whether performed in-house or off-site by a contract kitting company. Manufacturers that outsource kitting realize many benefits with preassembled kits delivered to the exact point of use when and where required as work in process moves throughout the production cycle. Kitting in manufacturing saves employees from searching for necessary products and components when they need them and provides many benefits that improve a company’s bottom line.
Some of the most important benefits realized with kitting in manufacturing include:
Saves space – manufacturers that outsource kitting eliminate the need to set up kitting and assembly workstations and save internal space better devoted to their niche market.
Saves time – when assemblers receive a kit of required components, it eliminates the need to pull parts from inventory, to walk back and forth throughout the shop floor gathering necessary items.
Reduces labor expenses – employees are more efficient when receiving kits of required components
Reduces shipping costs – Kitting allows for the sale of many single components to be consolidated into one order which ultimately lowers shipping costs.
Reduces packaging and labeling expenses – by combining multiple components into one kit, individual items are combined into one SKU, which can be managed in inventory with one label.
Contact Kitting Services Help Manufacturers
Contract kitting companies help manufacturers to realize all of these benefits by performing tedious, time-consuming kitting services off-site and delivering everything that’s needed back to the company. This allows manufacturers to realize all the benefits of outsourcing kitting and to utilize their own space more wisely and effectively. Contract kitting and assembly companies are experienced in efficient, quality kitting processes and focused on helping their customers meet their production goals.
PPS Offers Contract Kitting and Assembly for Manufacturers
Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, offers contract kitting and assembly services for manufacturers with more than 80 years of experience. We utilize a large, modern, state-of-the-art facility with the capacity and staff to set up dedicated kitting and assembly workstations to meet customer-specific requirements. All incoming customer-supplied material is tracked with our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with full lot code traceability for complete accountability of all items.
We provide kitting for manufacturing services to companies of all sizes for a variety of product types, such as toolbox kits and other items. Kitting in manufacturing improves the efficient flow of goods and provides many additional benefits.
Peoria Production Solutions has over 80 years of experience in kitting and assembly for some of the largest manufacturers in the world. We utilize the strengths of our employees, our modern, state-of-the-art facility, and vast resources to provide efficient, cost-effective kitting and assembly. Contact us for all your kitting in manufacturing solutions.