What is Kitting?
Kitting is the gathering of components and parts needed for the manufacture of a particular assembly or product. Individual components are gathered together, as a kit, and issued to the point of use. Kitting Process in which individually separate but related items are grouped, packaged, and supplied together as one unit. The supplier then creates a customised kit that is assembled and shipped as one unit. The term “kitting” is order fulfilment jargon for preassembly of individual items into ready-to-ship kits instead of picking and packing those individual items as orders are received. If you ship similar orders in quantity, the savings potential of fulfilment kitting can be huge.
What Can you Kit?
These options are endless. We have all seen them in our supermarkets, Hardware stores and in all retail outlets. When you buy a mixed box of soft drinks, or a box set of books, or a tool box with all the tools you need and even a mixed shampoo conditioner these are all examples of kitting. The retail sector loves kitting. Why? It shows value for an item whilst increasing the average dollar ticket. Research in 2015 shows 73% of consumers see kitting as a complete item rather than individual. What this tells manufactures if they don’t kit they will be left behind.
Author: George Boutros from Hoxton Industries; Looking after all Sydney’s kitting’s headaches.