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Tired of Hunting for Parts? How Kitting Can Simplify Your Production Process

14 May 2024 Tired of Hunting for Parts? How Kitting Can Simplify Your Production Process

Have you ever been neck-deep in a project, only to realise you're missing a crucial screw, washer, or hinge? It happens to the best of us, but in production manufacturing, wasted time searching for parts can significantly slow you down.

This is where kitting comes in – a game-changer for streamlining your assembly line. But what exactly is kitting?

Imagine this: Instead of a disorganised jumble of parts, you have everything you need for a specific project pre-sorted and neatly organised in an easy-to-access kit. No more scrambling through bins or waiting on warehouse deliveries.

How Kitting Benefits Your Entire Production Line

Increased Efficiency: With all the necessary components right at their fingertips, assemblers can spend less time searching and more time getting the job done. This translates to faster production times and a smoother workflow.

Reduced Errors: Missing parts can lead to mistakes and rework. Kitting cuts this issue by ensuring every component is accounted for, reducing the risk of errors, and improving overall quality.

Cost Savings: By eliminating excess inventory and minimising waste, kitting helps you optimise your material usage. You only order what you need, and there are no leftover parts to clutter your workspace.

Improved Accountability: When each kit contains exactly the required components, everyone involved in the supply chain is held accountable. This fosters better communication and collaboration between teams.

Is Kitting Right for You?

If your production process involves a multitude of smaller parts, like fasteners, brackets, or electrical components, then kitting is worth considering. It's ideal for scenarios with:

  • High-volume production runs of related products
  • Complex projects with numerous parts
  • Tight deadlines and demanding production schedules

The Bottom Line: A Streamlined Production Process

Kitting isn't just about convenience; it's about creating a more efficient and cost-effective production environment. By ensuring all the right parts are in the right place at the right time, you can free up valuable time and resources, boost productivity, and keep your projects on track.

Peter Rocky Rock Kitting Manager

By Peter "Rocky" Rock

Kitting Manager - ovesco

Peter, known as "Rocky," is Ovesco's Kitting Manager, specialising in coordinating fasteners and hardware for national projects, especially for emergency response and defense vehicles.

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