Warehouse optimization and efficiency has a name and it’s kitting.
Have you ever heard of this term? The best thing is that it is a complete service!
Implementing this management strategy is critical when it comes to space optimization, time and warehouse management.
If you want to learn more about the kitting process, keep reading…
A lot is said about kitting and the benefits it has on the assembly process, the improvement of production times, and the optimization of order taking or production requests. However, little is known about kitting or kitting preparation.
This is where the strategy’s success depends to a large extent. Because it is no news to anyone that efficient order picking is the most important part of logistics.
What is the main problem in the warehouse industry?
In the warehouse industry, order picking is undoubtedly the most labor-intensive part of the process in all warehouse operations.
Did you know that picking accounts for approximately 55% of the work? Yes, the warehouse workload is practically just picking!
That’s a staggering statistic, and of course warehouse managers are focused on improving this situation.
The question is, how do we do it? And the answer to this question is undoubtedly kitting.
What is the kitting process?
The kitting process is very practical and mainly requires assembling the desired or indicated quantity of products and assigning a single SKU to be sold as a kit:
- Define the products.
The first thing to do is to identify which products will make up a kit. This may depend on aspects such as a special offer or promotion or something simpler, such as: the color of the products; the type of products; or some shared quality among them.
- Assign a SKU
Assign a unique SKU code to identify the product kit as a whole.
Regardless of whether the items in the kit are individual items, they should be identified together with a single SKU.
- Assemble the items
It’s time to assemble and store each product in a single container!
It is necessary at this stage of the process to keep the containers neat and tidy. This will keep time and money efficient.
- Sell your kits
They are ready to sell! The kits have been formed and can now be sold.
Find the most convenient way to market your kits or promote them to your customers and wait for the revenue.
What do you think of the product kits now that you know about them?
Although we often see them at the supermarket or in department store promotions, not all of us think of applying them to our products.
But kits are a great engine to drive sales with our consumers and above all an easy and useful way to bring a product to market.
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