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Fulfillment Kitting Services at Aero Fulfillment Warehouse Can Save You Time and Money

What are Kitting Services?

 

A fulfillment kitting service is when a company takes the individual parts of an order or product and puts them together in a kit, so you don’t have to. Using 3PL fulfillment services, or third-party logistics to manage the inventory of products, even when kitting is required, can save you time and money from day one.

Imagine having to collate and staple 50 different copies of a 10-page handout. It would take a long time to sort through 50 different stacks of paper, put them all in order, and then put a staple through them. However, if those pages all came to you sorted, assembled and stapled, you would save a lot of time and money. In essence, that is kitting fulfillment. Your parts are all arranged with the pieces you need to ship your product.

 

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What Does Kitting Mean in Manufacturing?

As your fulfillment kitting service, we organize your items into kits, and send them to your customer. One of our focuses is on the accuracy of the kits we send. The comparable ease with which these kits can be assembled saves you time and money in the fulfillment process because your employees won’t be spending time sorting pieces. Let us ensure your kits are put together correctly, saving you time caused by common assembly and kitting errors, and eliminating lost or misplaced parts.

 

 

What is Kitting in a Warehouse?

 

We have the warehousing and fulfillment experience and management necessary to ensure accuracy in the inventory of your products and kits throughout your supply chain. This means we take responsibility for having the assets, services, and the parts on hand to provide you with fulfillment kitting services you need, allowing you to ensure that your operating runs faster and more smoothly. Our third party warehouse services will also save you space that you would have to use for storage of each of the individual parts.

What is Kitting in Supply Chain?

The responsibilities of a company like Aero Fulfillment, as part of assembly & kitting services, is to save time and hassle in your manufacturing process.

When you use our assembly & kitting services, we do our best to help you save on shipping and fulfillment services. If you have items that come from overseas or from across the country, we can potentially decrease your costs by having pieces shipped to our warehouse in bulk. Storing your inventory in our warehouse can also help reduce the amount you are spending on dedicated storage space.


Postponement is also easier when kitting. In this case, we can kit products while you, the manufacturer, wait for the specifics that will be required in the order.Our kitting services allow assembly of your products and items in a “plain” model, then you can add or take away something to meet the specific need of an order. In postponement kitting, you will need a place to store kits while waiting for specific orders. But time is saved eliminating some of the steps of the kitting process. There are also some packaging options when kitting services are used. Products can be packaged into kits for specified times of the year or for special events which can help attract customers. One of the greatest advantages to our fulfillment kitting services is the savings in obtaining materials for packaging kits. It can be quite expensive to obtain these packaging materials when done in-house, but we have our own network of vendors, and we can often find these packaging materials and services at a lower cost because of the bulk numbers in which we purchase them. We are also able to use planning technology to ensure supply management is automated which means there is far less opportunity for human error.

What is the Kitting Process?

 

In general, there will be a series of steps that Aero Fulfillment will follow to find the most cost effective way of kitting, packaging and shipping your products.

 

  • We will work closely with you to ensure what items each of your kits will contain. Although each business has a different set of needs, there are several commonalities that we can take advantage of to your benefit, and to our own. Often the items and parts we use will be things that many of our customers use, so we can have a great many in our inventory that will be ready for packaging. We can also order larger quantities of items that are less expensive due to the bulk size of the orders.
  • We will evaluate the markets and determine if there are shortages or if shortages for some of those parts or items are common so that we can always have in our inventory what you need for your kits when you need it.
  • We will work with you to determine what your kits will look like, the assembly of the packaging process, and ensure that we share the same expectations that you do.

 

It is important for us, and for you, to establish a reliable supply chain that will be able to meet your demands. In order to ensure that this will be the case, we will need data that is as accurate and extensive as possible.

What is Kitting Assembly?

We can accomplish our assembly and kitting services in bulk for our customers which means we are doing our operation in bulk. Our operation is linear, so we can turn more product parts and pieces that you rely on into kits more quickly than if you tried to do the entire assembly and kitting process on your own.


This efficiency in assembly services will cause fewer errors in the fulfillment of orders, and your customers will receive their order intact and on time. It will also allow you to preprint shipping, eliminate the process of weighing, and other steps that not only make you more efficient, but can also help you save money.


The final savings you can expect from our kitting services is lower postage and shipping for your packages. You will be able to create custom sized boxes for the various products you ship out, which means less wasted space and less wasted packaging. You may be able to reduce the size and the weight of the packages you send out to fulfill your orders.

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