Kitting is the process of grouping individual products together to create a bundle of individual yet related items. Kitting and assembly are techniques to manage inventory and meet consumer demands. Kitting individual items with individual SKUs creates one bundled package with a new SKU for easier inventory and sales management.
Detailed material tracking software helps contract kitting and assembly providersto track multiple individual SKUs and ensure full accountability of all customer-supplied material.
Inventory Tracking Software Improves Kitting
Manual inventory tracking software systems are time-consuming and prone to error. Computerized, real-time tracking systems provide immediate access to current inventory data and drastically improve inventory management and sales order delivery times. Kitting and assembly providers that utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provided advantages to customers with accurate records and improved delivery.
When customers outsource kitting, kitting and assembly providers that utilize detailed tracking systems can scan in customer-supplied components when received and ensure that all components are accounted for in completed kits with detailed bills of material. A bill of material, commonly called a BOM, contains all aspects of materials, components, and labor required to create a final finished product. BOMs are the heart of Material Resource Planning (MRP) software and ensure that companies have all required components on hand to meet sales requirements.
Kitting and assembly providers establish required materials and schedules to meet production demands. ERP systems in kitting are necessary for efficient kitting and assembly operations with a multilevel bill of materials and specifications such as multi-step routing and packaging requirements.
Kitting and Assembly Provider with ERP
Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, is an experienced kitting and assembly provider with more than 80 years in business, helping companies to meet production requirements. We are a fully sustainable, not-for-profit organization committed to helping our customers with high-quality secondary production services such as kitting and assembly, secondary packaging, shrink wrapping, palletizing, and more. We offer a state-of-the-art facility and a trained, technical staff committed to meticulous attention to detail. PPS follows a strict quality policy as part of our ISO9001:2015 certification.
We follow lean production practices and conduct exercises such as Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to improve efficiency and reduce waste. Our ERP system ensures full accountability for all customer-supplied material and provides efficient and accurate record keeping. We utilize powerful automated equipment and follow detailed work instructions with dedicated workstations for customer kitting and assembly processes.
Leading Kitting and Assembly Provider
Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, is a leading kitting and assembly services provider with decades of experience in meeting unique customer packaging specifications. Our large facility allows for a controlled flow of goods with 17 shipping bays dedicated for receiving or shipping to ensure the safe and efficient handling of all incoming and outgoing products. Our ERP system tracks all items in components throughout the entire kitting process.
PPS adds value to the supply chain of many businesses with accurate and efficient kitting and assembly services delivered on time. Our automated equipment and dedicated, skilled staff work together to improve our customers’ product kitting processes and operating efficiencies. Contact us to learn how kitting, and assembly can improve your business operations and for more information on how ERP improves kitting and assembly.