Kitting is a common process used in supply chain and order fulfillment. Kitting is exactly how it sounds. It’s forming items in one ready to ship kit, instead of individual pieces and parts. Bentley World-Packaging provides packing and kitting services designed to meet military standards. Bentley custom designs, prototypes, enhances, tests and validates client’s packaging before ever packing the first kit. Here are four benefits and reasons why clients are turning to Bentley for their packing and kitting needs.
We live in an “on-demand” economy, meaning a time where products are expected to be shipped and delivered in a very short period. According to a study by AlixPartners, the average time a person expects to wait for a product has dropped from 5.5 days in 2012 to just 4.5 days in 2018. So, what does this all mean regarding packing and kitting? Putting together the pieces for every individual order can be cumbersome. It can cause lengthy delays in processing and shipping supplies, which ultimately falls back on you. Using Bentley for your packing and kitting needs ensures that you have one assembled item, ready to ship at a moment’s notice. This saves you not only time, but also money as well.
Using Bentley for your packing and kitting needs also frees up more space at your production facility. Storing all the parts and pieces to your assemblies can take up valued production room. It can also lead to parts getting lost and/or damaged. Packing and kitting your items offsite, can free up production space while preventing the items from being damaged. Bentley can also store your items for you in our warehouse, providing you with even more space.
You know the old saying, the more parts and pieces there are to something, the more likely something is going to be missing or wrong. Using Bentley for packing and kitting means one complete item will be shipped. You no longer must weigh and label each item. You will only have one shipping label, leading to less items being lost in shipment and fewer mistakes overall. The days of assembling an item and realizing you are missing parts or pieces will be over. Bentley will handle of all of that for you.
Our onsite engineers can design a custom crate and kit for both your domestic and international shipments. We have extensive experience with all labeling, Special Package Instructions (SPI), tracking, protection and tagging, leading to significantly fewer mistakes during the packing and shipping process.
Using Bentley for your packing and kitting needs can help save your company money in labor costs and shipping costs. You can save money by using your skilled staff in other, more useful ways to help grow your business. Your skilled staff no longer will need to spend their time counting, organizing, and assembling small parts and pieces, and instead can focus on larger aspects of the job.
It also saves you money in shipping costs due to no longer needing to ship every small piece and part, and instead shipping one kitted item. We will coordinate all logistics including packing lists and inland bill of landing, to maximize cost savings.