Kitting is the process by which separate but related items are picked, packaged, and supplied together under one part number. For example, when someone orders an engine overhaul kit online, a dealer or distributor may select pistons, rings, seals, and other necessary spare parts from several vendors.
An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can use a kitting warehouse to simplify ordering for its dealer network, taking advantage of NewStream’s expert kitting services. The kitting warehouse procedure includes building customized overhaul kits by procuring parts from multiple vendors, packing the parts in an OEM-branded box, and distributing the product to the OEM's parts distribution centers (PDC) or direct shipping to the dealer network as needed. Kitting operations like this are a proven way to reduce inventory and handling costs to help maximize profits for the OEM.
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Benefits of Kitting Solutions
The biggest advantages of kitting and bundling products are cost containment and time savings that keep revenue and profits up. Using a kitting warehouse for order fulfillment helps you manage costs in the supply chain by improving efficiency and timeliness. Minimizing handling of parts and reducing work-in-progress means less time spent on preparing inventory.
Kitting also keeps inventory holding costs down and frees up warehouse space. Partnering with a provider like NewStream allows you to leverage our extensive operational expertise while you stay focused on meeting your key performance indicators (KPIs) and achieving year-over-year growth. Fulfillment kitting-service providers add value because our operators are kitting experts.
Avoid training costs and reduce line stoppage and unnecessary damage to parts by utilizing a team with an accuracy rate that exceeds 99.9%. .
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Who Needs Kitting Services?
Kitting and packaging services are a powerful tool for retailers and wholesalers looking for reliable supply-chain management. A warehouse kitting operation can be utilized by any industry that packages components together for sale and distribution. Common applications of the kitting process include:
Aftermarket Spare parts bundling
Machine maintenance and upgrades
Consignment and procurement
Assembling ready-to-ship packages
Day-to-day order fulfillment
Employee training and sales materials
Patient benefits packages
Products requiring self-assembly
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NewStream Cost-Effective Kitting Capabilities
Our kitting services include and provide:
Custom engine components and spare parts kitting
Consignment and procurement kitting
Total supply-chain management
Support of just-in-time operations
Capacity to handle a wide range of kits, from ten components to thousands
Barcoding and labeling to your specifications
Total technology integration
Packaging design expertise
Full EDI capabilities
Whether kitting for critical orders, fulfilling your rework needs, shipping direct to customers, or supplying your distribution channel, NewStream leverages shared resources to provide cost-effective kitting solutions. We understand that quality, fill rates, and on-time delivery are crucial in today’s economy, and we provide exceptional performance in these areas.
NewStream has the extensive kitting experience needed to turn your complex kitting project into an easy-to-manage process flow. Our extensive product kitting expertise reduces friction and risk so you and your organization can spend more time and effort growing your business.
Unlike other organizations whose compensation packages and work environment all but ensure high turnover rates, our employees possess the opportunity for ownership in the company and for direct input into how to constantly improve our performance and service to our customers. Few other kitting operations can claim that, and both our employees and our customers benefit from this approach!
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