Glossary Term: Kitting

Kitting is a process where assemblers are given containers of all parts needed for the production of a product. Kitting eliminates the need for constant movement inventory and tools, as all items or subassemblies are placed into a kit for production. The kit is placed at the point of use through the production line where it will be used.

Kitting reduces production requirements and increases manufacturing efficiency by reducing materials handling and shipping costs as items needed for production are stored and shipped together under a single SKU. This also increases inventory control as kits are put together with the proper number of items and subassemblies need to meet the production quota.

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