Kitting is a term used in order fulfillment to refer to the assembly of individual items into ready-to-ship sets, or kits. In most cases, completed kits are placed into storage to be shipped at a later time.
Also, kits are generally assigned a unique SKU number to differentiate the assembled kit from its individual components and to allow the kit to be inventoried and tracked as a single unit.
What Items Can Be Kitted?
Kitting is commonly used for promotional literature, product samples, instructional packets and CDs, demonstration and display materials, game sets, media and welcome kits, new product launches, dealer and franchisee supplies, etc. Basically any items that are regularly sent out as a consistent set can benefit from kitting.
Cost and Time Savings
When many kits are to be distributed, it becomes more cost effective to have them pre-built in batches. Pre-assembling kits in large batch quantities offers several advantages over waiting to pick and pack the components as individual orders arrive.
The more kits produced at one time, the lower the assembly time will be for each kit. This is because the mass production of kits is a more linear operation, with less starts and stops, than producing a kit here and a kit there.
When kitting in bulk, all the components of the kit can be positioned in close proximity to each other to streamline the gathering and assembly process, as opposed to locating and retrieving the components of kits that are prepared separately as orders come in. It is also much easier and faster to prepare a pre-assembled and/or pre-packed kit for shipment.
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Providing the Best Logistics Management Options, All Under One Roof
Haig Graphic Communications understands that logistics companies have to manage a variety of services from pick and pack fulfillment services to warehousing and retail distribution. We have over 70 years of experience in refining and improving a wide variety of solutions and consulting services so we can be the best company for our clients. Because of our experience in the industry, we offer something that other logistics companies cannot.
We offer our clients a wide variety of flexible, cost effective distribution services. The more complete our solutions, the better we can control each step of retail distribution and reverse logistics for our clients. We utilize only the latest technology in our full line distribution centers.
Beyond pick and pack services and warehousing, logistics management also requires the integration of technology, tracking services, customer service, and flexibility in staffing and distribution depending on market trends. We have placed our distribution facility where they can best serve our clients, large and small. We have integrated retail distribution with warehousing and inventory management so that our team can fulfill your orders quickly and accurately.