What is Kitting?
Kitting is where a group of parts or materials form a kit based on their SKU numbers. These kits of materials then are delivered to the correct part of an assembly line. Then, workers use the items in the kit to build a finished, final product. Using kits to build many of the same product can help speed up the production process. Here are 3 benefits of kitting for the manufacturing process:
KITTING CUTS BACK ON WAREHOUSE REQUIREMENTS
Kitting provides workers all the items they need to build an item at once. As a result, time is not wasted looking for proper tools and parts needed. Furthermore, providing just-in-time kitted inventory has even more benefits. Specifically, kits reduces the chances of data error, damage, loss or pilfering. Also, kitting processes allow the warehouse to deliver parts in kit form. This eliminates many separate deliveries of individual items.
KITTING INCREASES MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES
Kitting helps improve a production capabilities in the manufacturing environment. How you ask? It provides the workers all the items they need to build an item at once. This eliminates the time consuming process of looking for proper parts needed to build an item.
KITTING HELPS CONTROL INVENTORY
Kitting helps make the entire inventory process much easier. It allows inventory counts by counting how many kits are in stock in the warehouse. First, take how many kits there are and you know how many of each part are in each kit. Then take how many kits you have and multiply it by how many of each item are in it. From that, you will know how many of each item the warehouse has in stock.
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