Kitting & Assembly
Light manufacturing in the warehouse
A lot more goes on in distribution centers today than simple pick, pack and ship. DCs are becoming limited production centers, requiring skills, equipment, processes and management practices not seen in traditional warehouses. Kitting, assembly and other work order processing can be more akin to light manufacturing processes than traditional distribution functions. So how do you direct and control these processes to ensure accurate and efficient delivery to the customer?
Turn your DC into an extension of your production operations with system-directed kitting, assembly and light manufacturing
RedPrairie work order processing assigns, sequences and directs all tasks to ensure timely, consistent and accurate completion – getting customers what they want, the way they want it, when they want it. In many ways it can be thought of as a manufacturing execution system for the DC.
Kitting & Assembly functionality includes:
- Kitting / de-kitting
- Assembly / light manufacturing
- Component control, including back-flushing
- Multi-level Bills of Material
- Postponement strategies
- Value-added services
- Store-ready containers / pallets
Kitting and assembly is highly configurable, providing the flexibility you need to tailor processing to your initial needs, as well as to ever-changing customer requirements. System-directed work ensures efficiency and throughput even within the chaos of multiple, changing customer requirements. RedPrairie Kitting & Assembly puts you in control. That’s our response to chaos theory.