For many growing businesses, it can be hard to decide whether you should – or shouldn’t – outsource your kitting or assembly work. Kitting involves taking multiple items and gathering them to be packaged together. These items can be inventory that is often sold together, multiple items that are bundled together and sold under one SKU, or items that need to be packaged together alongside instructions for use or assembly. Kitting can help to streamline picking and packing in a business’ warehouse and help reduce the time and cost associated with gathering components separately.
Outsourcing your kitting can help your business cut down costs, reduce turnaround time, and provide greater flexibility and scalability to allow you to focus on what you do best – delivering quality products to your customers.
1. Cost Savings
Outsourcing kitting work to a specialised team can often be more cost-effective than handling the work in-house. Outsourcing kitting can help your business avoid the costs associated with maintaining kitting equipment, training staff, and managing inventory.
Kitting often requires specialised equipment and machinery, such as counting scales, bag sealers, and label printers. Outsourcing kitting work allows your business to avoid the costs of purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading this equipment.
At Brite, we offer specialised kitting and assembly services including:
- Assembly of hardware and adhesive componentry
- Kitting of gift packs, showbags, company information packs, etc
- Food and clean room environment blending and pack sealing
- Heat Shrink wrapping of single and multiple products i.e. multipacks
Outsourcing your kitting and assembly work can also help reduce the labour costs associated with organising work inhouse. By using an outsourced kitting team such as Brite, you have access to an already trained team with the knowledge and experience required for kitting and packing your product.
In-house kitting work also involves the management and storage of large components and materials, as well as the space required to pack and store the kitted products. Outsourcing your kitting allows you to reduce the floor and warehouse space required to maintain, manage, and package your inventory.
2. Quality Assurance and Compliance
The kitting team at Brite has strict quality control processes to ensure the finished kits meet the required specifications and standards. Our team quickly develops systems to optimise each part of the kitting process to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimise waste.
Plus, by outsourcing kitting work, your business is able to free up resources to focus on distributing your product to your customers.
3. Flexibility and Scalability
By outsourcing your kitting to a dedicated team like Brite, you can easily accommodate large volumes of work. Kitting providers can often accommodate large volumes of work and can scale their operations up or down depending on your business’ needs. This can be particularly useful for businesses with fluctuating demand, or for those that need to ramp up production quickly for a new product or project.
Outsourced kitting providers are often equipped to handle a range of kitting volumes, from small to large quantities. This allows your business to take advantage of greater capacity and expertise without having to invest in additional equipment or personnel.
When your business needs to ramp up kitting production quickly, outsourcing kitting can provide a quick solution. Kitting providers can often add capacity in a short amount of time, allowing you to meet sudden spikes in demand or take advantage of new opportunities.
Many businesses experience seasonal fluctuations in demand, which can make it challenging to manage kitting production. Outsourcing kitting work to a dedicated team can help your business adjust their kitting production to meet these fluctuations, without having to invest in additional equipment or personnel.
The team at Brite has experience with several businesses who experience either seasonal fluctuations or have had to unexpectedly scale their kitting work. From increased kitting demands due to upcoming exhibitions or predicted sales increases from peak holiday periods, Brite has the proven capability and capacity to help your business deliver in full and on time.
Let’s Discuss How You Can Outsource Your Kitting With Brite
By partnering with Brite, you are helping us to create more opportunities for people with a disability and people facing barriers to employment. At Brite we recognise the value of work place participation and the ongoing benefits that it provides within the community.
Are you interested in learning more about our outsourced assembly and kitting service or our other warehouse capabilities? Get in touch with our team to request our capability statement or organise a quote.