Kitting can take the stress out of sourcing with one order, one invoice and one payment for a complete bill of materials Pressure on purchasers is building in the current economic climate, with companies of all sizes keeping a close eye on their costs, as well as continually looking to improve cash flow through their supply chain and manufacturing operations.
Over recent years there has been a considerable upturn in companies being adversely affected by restricted cash flow, increased stock holding, late deliveries, obsolescence and difficulties with accurate forecasting. Of course franchised distribution can cover some of these issues, but they too are going through a tough time and may not be able to manage a complete tailored solution due to franchise limitations.
Using an independent kitting company, such as JSM, can provide a solution which is claimed to reduce overheads and streamline purchasing and manufacturing operations. It provides a single source for a complete bill of materials or for a full turnkey solution.
Kitting with JSM can reduce total acquisition costs, saving valuable time and resources. Utilising its global purchasing capability JSM aims to reduce lead times with full cross-referencing using a system generated multi-level BOM. The company can also manage component obsolescence with last time buy notification services available. Other options include: buffer stock holding, RoHS conversion, dedicated customer warehousing, Kan Ban, ship-to-line and JIT operation plus full batch traceability and customised labelling.
Using these services is said to reduce inventory and vendors as well as increasing productivity with reduced administration and improved cash flow.
JSM provides over 25 years of electronic component kitting, purchasing, supply chain, distribution and manufacturing experience. The company supplies to a variety of market sectors, including automotive, aviation, control and instrumentation, medical, military and telecommunications. As a result, JSM boasts a reputation for outstanding customer service supported by in-depth product knowledge and robust quality systems accredited to BS EN ISO9001:2008.
It prides itself on the personal touch, with the ability to offer a bespoke service for individual requirements. This is based on developing a full understanding of customers’ business in order to maximise economy and efficiency in their supply chain with a single source for a complete bill of materials or full assembly.
Not only is the service expected to provide substantial savings by reducing the overall cost of acquisition, it allows customers to spend more time focusing on the growth, development and success of their business.