Kitting and assembly are services that are offered by many 3PL providers. It’s the act of packaging items that arrive as separate pieces into a single grouping.
Kitting is when separate pieces are assembled into single kits, which are usually pre-built in batches. It allows you to have a kit that is ready to ship as soon as a customer places an order. As a business owner, you must hire knitting and assembly amenities to avoid delayed shipments, items packaging, and interrupted transportation procedures.
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These are just a few benefits of kitting:
Increased warehousing efficiency. One of the biggest benefits of knitting is that it streamlines the picking and packing process. All products that are sold in a kit together will be relocated to be stored near each other. This is valuable time for your employees as they no longer need to walk all over the warehouse to find products. It also helps save time and money when you perform your regular inventory audit.
Lower labor costs. Unsurprisingly, a streamlined warehouse flow also means lower costs. Since time is saved with each order, you don’t need as many people working to fulfill orders and overtime is less common.
Increased product sales. Product kitting is a valuable tool for pushing products that are less in demand. It will help you sell products at risk of becoming deadstock, helps with inventory reduction, and increase your inventory turnover ratio.