Kitting and Assembly Services
A Full Range of Kitting and Assembly Solutions to Streamline Your Fulfillment ProcessGET A QUOTE
At 3PL Center, we use the latest logistics, warehousing technology, and equipment to provide a full range of kitting and assembly services. We are able to respond to increased retailer demand in a swift and affordable manner, perfect for large and small consumer orders. With our expertise, you can rest assured that your products are handled with the highest quality of care.
Identify and Source Stellar Kitting Materials
We understand that finding the right kitting materials can be time-consuming and difficult. That’s why at 3PL we specialize in identifying and sourcing for stellar kitting materials with fast turnaround times. We have the capability to provide a variety of packaging options, including customized, stock, and environmentally friendly boxes. Our experienced team of professionals will help you find the perfect kitting materials for your products.
Pair and Bundle Commonly Purchased Items
At 3PL Center, we offer the ability to pair and bundle commonly purchased items for maximum fulfillment efficiency. Our kitting and assembly service is designed to help streamline your fulfillment process so that you can get your products to your customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have the experience and expertise to handle all types of kitting tasks, ensuring that your products are packaged with the utmost care and quality.
Experienced Team of Kitting Professionals
You can be confident in our experienced team of professionals. We are dedicated to providing fast and affordable fulfillment services while ensuring that your products are handled with the highest quality of care. Our team of experts is here to make sure that your products are paired and bundled in the most efficient manner possible. With our kitting and assembly services, you know that your products will be delivered on time and in perfect condition.
By reducing overhead and shipping costs, our kitting and assembly services offer you an effective cost-saving solution.
Faster Processing Time
With bulk processing, you can drastically reduce assembly time, enabling you to get your products to customers faster.
Our inventory management systems ensure maximum accuracy in inventory and order processing, leading to fewer errors and minimizing customer dissatisfaction.
Improved Brand Awareness
Our custom packaging solutions add brand awareness, leading to increased customer loyalty.
Our assembly services help to combine products, reducing the number of purchase orders that need to be processed, leading to fewer shipping mistakes and quicker processing times.GET A QUOTE
Industries We Serve
Here are some of the industries we serve when it comes to providing kitting solutions:
- Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals
- Auto Parts
- Pet Products
- Home Goods
- Paper Products
- Health Care & Hospital Equip…
- Baby Products
- Outdoor Equipment
- Surf & Paddleboards
- As Seen on TV
- Apparel & Shoes
What is Kitting and Assembly?
Kitting is a process in which individual but related items are bundled and shipped together as a single package. This method is often used for products that are frequently used together in a fulfillment process (product kitting). The goal is to help you decrease inventory space; whether you choose to kit on demand or kit to stock. Kitting helps you generate revenue, boost sales of slow-moving items, and cut costs by reducing picking, packing time, and decreasing errors.
Kitting and assembly is often required for retail distribution, eCommerce fulfillment, and more. In addition, this service is an effective way to lower production costs in manufacturing as well as reduce labor expenses and time in retail and distribution. At 3PL Center, we have the capacity to handle bulk products, assemble them, and even prepare retail packaging for them.
How Does the Kitting and Assembly Process Work?
In the 3PL kitting process, various items or components are grouped together into a single unit, often referred to as a “kit”. This practice is commonly used in manufacturing and assembly operations, as it allows your businesses to consolidate inventory and simplify the shipping process. Here are the steps for the kitting process:
1. Identify the items that are typically used together in your product assembly process.
2. Package the identified items together into a single kit, ensuring they are organised in a way that facilitates an optimal package size and reduces the risk of errors or delays.
3. Assign a unique SKU (stock keeping unit) to the kit, which will be used to track and manage your inventory.
The kitting process reduces the complexity of your assembly operations and improves efficiency within your manufacturing workflow.
Challenges of Kitting and Assembly without a 3PL Service
Managing Inventory and SKUs
Managing your inventory and SKUs effectively can be taxing and time-consuming without a 3PL service. Keeping track of all your components and products, ensuring they are properly stocked, and monitoring their locations becomes increasingly challenging. Inventory management software helps, but a lack of centralised control and limited visibility into your operations can lead to inaccurate inventory counts and costly errors.
Quality Control and Workflow
Without a 3PL service, maintaining high-quality control standards and a streamlined workflow is your responsibility. Ensuring consistency and accuracy during kitting and assembly processes demands rigorous attention to detail. You need to implement and monitor strict quality control measures to avoid producing faulty kits or assemblies. This requires committing time and resources to oversee the entire operation, which could be better spent on other aspects of your business.
Overhead Costs and Storage Space
Cost is one of the primary constraints when managing kitting and assembly operations in-house. High overhead costs, including storage space, equipment, and labour, can quickly add up, resulting in reduced profitability. Moreover, fluctuations in demand may necessitate additional storage space for seasonal products or components, further increasing costs. Balancing the need for efficient operations with the limitations imposed by overheads is challenging when undertaking kitting and assembly without a 3PL service.
A Proven Approach to Efficient 3PL Kitting
You are looking for:
1. Fast efficient orders
2. Accurate pick & pack
3. Partners to scale with
4. Trusted picking and packing
5. Happy customers
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A 3rd Party Fulfillment Center To Help Assemble Your Success
3PL Center has a combined experience of more than 45 years for providing third-party logistics services via our world-class amenities. When you choose us as your kitting and assembly partner, you can enjoy the most advanced 3PL capabilities that we have meticulously developed since our inception. What’s more, our kitting and assembly services come at extremely affordable rates. We are dedicated to implementing fair pricing practices to our customers; we want you to be 100% satisfied with our services every single time.
Our team believes that accurate assembly is all about quality. We have a consistent track record of meeting quality expectations, quality communication, and quality processes. Whether you need to re-label 9,000 units, install hard drives into external enclosures (requested by technology companies), or frame fine art, our skilled labor force can handle the job cost effectively and quickly.
Other items we have kitted and assembled during the course of our operations include food supplements, toys, software, computer hardware, audio and video cables, and more. With keen attention to detail, we can handle all types of kitting and assembly jobs, regardless of size and complexity.GET A QUOTE
Kitting and Assembly FAQs
What are the benefits of warehouse kitting?
There are several advantages to incorporating warehouse kitting in your business operations:
Efficient use of time: By grouping items together, workers can pick, pack, and ship orders more quickly.
Reduced shipping costs: Combining products into a single kit allows for lower overall shipping costs due to fewer packages needing to be sent.
Simplified inventory management: Kitting helps streamline the inventory process by consolidating various individual items into one unit.
Increased customer satisfaction: Quick and accurate order fulfilment leads to happier customers and can encourage repeat business.
How Is Kitting Different from Bundling?
While kitting and bundling may seem similar, they have key differences:
Kitting refers to the process of assembling multiple items together in a package before a customer places an order. The items in a kit usually have a logical relationship and are often assembled by the customer themselves, such as furniture. Kitting is typically used in manufacturing and assembly operations to consolidate inventory and simplify the shipping process.
Bundling refers to creating a package comprising various products, often at a discounted price, as a promotional strategy. It encourages the customers to purchase multiple items together with the perception of getting a better deal.
What does kitting mean in shipping?
Kitting in shipping is the act of compiling multiple products into a single “kit” that is shipped to the customer. It streamlines the shipment process, lowers shipping costs, and fulfils orders more quickly. Moreover, it simplifies tracking shipments and enhances customer satisfaction.
Is kitting considered manufacturing?
While kitting can be a part of manufacturing, it’s not there can be considered manufacturing. Kitting usually happens off the assembly line or within a separate part of the facility, and it can also be handled by the manufacturing business’s third-party logistics partners. Kitting aids the manufacturing process by picking and delivering required components for assembly but does not involve the actual production of finished goods.
How does kitting contribute to fulfilment?
Kitting plays a significant role in the fulfilment process by:
Streamlining operations: Pre-assembling items into a single kit reduces the need for workers to individually pick, pack, and ship each item from separate locations within the warehouse, enhancing overall order processing efficiency.
Increased order accuracy: With all components required for a specific order grouped together, there’s a lower possibility of errors during the picking and packing process.
Enhanced customer experience: Quick and accurate order fulfilment can lead to better customer satisfaction, increased loyalty, and higher retention rates.