Kitting

Your One-Source Kitting Solution

What is Kitting?inventory_fpo

Kitting is a vendor pre-assembly service providing OEMs with mechanical components that are produced to specification, quality and inventory controlled, and delivered ready for assembly. Kitting services also often include secondary processes, like plating, heat treating, and passivation.

Many OEMs are using outsourced kitting services and assembling the final product at their own facilities, cutting out much of the hassle that traditional production and assembly supply chain can create. Successful kitting services are provided by a trusted vendor with an established kitting process and program.

CSI has been working for many years with 10 trusted partners, all leaders in the high-precision component manufacturing segment, and is well-versed in the skills and expertise necessary to bring big jobs together through a comprehensive kitting process—not leaving a single tiny variable behind. When CSI provides your kitting solutions, all your parts and components are ready for you when and how you need them. Delivered together, on time, and in top quality. Every time.

Providing Positive Kitting Solutions for You

  • Money
  • Time
  • Personnel resources
  • Stock backlog or depletion
  • Quality issues
  • Production bottlenecks

Kitting Services Solve Problems

Kitting_Solution_Brochure_SnippetCommon practices or a poorly managed kitting process often involve operators removing parts from complete kits for use in other kits, creating a Domino effect of other problems. Improperly administered kitting can cause:

  • Incomplete or late deliveries
  • Disruption in production
  • Increased finished component costs
  • Stockroom inefficiencies due to general misallocation of components among kits
  • Drain on personnel resources
  • Cash flow deficits
  • Delayed invoicing
  • Accounting backlogs

Industries & Markets Served

Reputable kitters like CSI run transparent programs, leaving you in charge of all design implementation and ultimate decisions. Kitting services work remarkably well for:

  • Military
  • Telecommunications
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Electronics
  • Fluid controls
  • Aerospace

CSI Group Delivers  

CSI’s kitting process truly is a single-solution answer to an organized production/assembly operation. Often, companies who consider outsourcing their kitting needs have already established a trusting relationship with a reliable vendor. When a vendor undertakes the kitting responsibilities, then all or some of the supply, purchasing, machining, sub-assembly, plating, and packaging concerns are taken off your shoulders. You still have control, as you set the parameters in regards to what suppliers you want used in the kitting program. CSI will also advise you on cost-saving and design-enhancing options for things like machining, plating, and packaging.

Quality Control  

Your assembly line is not the place to be discovering quality issues, which is one of the biggest benefits of having a top-quality, ready-made kit delivered to you. With a reliable kitting process in place, any quality issues have been vetted and resolved before being shipped—with all components present and working to spec—so they arrive on time and ready to be assembled.

Leave the Pre-Assembly to Us

With kitting, CSI Group is simply managing the process you already have in place. We lift the burden of the “dirty jobs” off of you. You don’t have to spend your time stomping out production fires and chasing after rogue supply chain elements. When we kit for you, it frees you up to bring more creativity, productivity, and depth of knowledge to your specialty. When you use our kitting solutions, you allow for your company to discover and expand into capabilities that it might never have known it has.

CSI’s Kitting Program

There are many ways we can provide one-source solutions for our customers. We’ll find the solution best suited for you and recommend options for your component and kit needs:

  • Cost-saving ideas
  • Engineering designs
  • Engineering assessments
  • Sample parts
  • Low-cost production locations

CSI One-Source Kitting Program Benefits

  • Streamlined Ordering and Delivery—stock available with short lead times and quick turnaround
  • Intellinent Process Adaptive Control Technology (iPACT)—Micronite Data process control tracks parts thoughout the production cycle, ensuring top quality
  • Certifications—we provide proper certification for all and any secondary proccesses your parts require

With CSI Group managing your kitting requirements—from purchasing and quality oversight to stock room streamlining and final sub-assembly—your kits are created efficiently and delivered complete and on time.

To find out more about how CSI Group can help you with your kitting requirements, download “The One-Source Kitting Solution” now.


Get Your One-Source Kitting Solution

Let’s keep the conversation going—contact us and let’s discuss the best kitting program for your company. Tell us what you need and we’ll work together to provide you the best one-source solution.