Kitting/Assembly… Small Differences Drive Success!

July 20, 2016
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Summer is in full swing! Are you enjoying the warm weather? For you golf enthusiasts, we hope you’re getting a chance to take the clubs out and work on improving your golf skills. Did you know that the average score for 18-holes for the majority of golf enthusiasts is 100? Other surprising 2015 statistics from the National Golf Foundation include:

$12,030,465 = Earnings of the number one golfer in the world
$1,200,000 = Average money earned by a PGA member
4 strokes = Average stroke difference per round for PGA members

Think about that. Just 4 strokes per round means the difference between making the PGA average of $1,200,000 per year versus being the top money winner in the world. As in golf, small differences can have a big impact on a business’ success. This is especially true when it comes to Kitting/Assembly.

A lot of components can be sold separately, yet they sometimes have greater marketability as a part of a larger product. For instance, a distributor selling assembled ball-washing kits to a golf cart manufacturer saves that company the time and expense of assembling the kits themselves while also helping that distributor to differentiate its services from its competitors. Combining products into new Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) can result in more sales and increased profits.

ERP-ONE‘s Kitting/Assembly Management functionality provides a cost-efficient way to assemble-to-order and assemble-to-stock products while reducing inventory and providing superior customer service. With ERP-ONE‘s Kitting/Assembly functionality, you can search inventory, provide instant information, and ensure kit components for any user at any time.

ERP-ONE Kitting/Assembly highlights include:

  • Tight integration with other modules/functionality
  • Build-on-demand and Pre-built kit selections
  • Define components (required or optional), description, substitutions, quantities, and options
  • Reporting
Contact Distribution One at info@distone.com or 856.380.0629 to learn more about Kitting/Assembly or to explore how ERP-ONE can score a hole in one for your bottom line.
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Customers share their ROI achievements. Click each testimonial to read the full case study.

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Empire Bolt & Screw

“Out of the gate, our first cost savings occurred in accounting. What was previously a full-time job went down to just 2 hours a day. This change alone saved us $40,000 in year-over-year labor costs.”

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Patlin Inc.

“Distribution One has allowed us to deliver 30% more orders without having to increase our labor force.”

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The Nut Place

“ERP-ONE actually helps our business be more productive. We operate more efficiently because our software performs like a world-class product. And that’s not marketing hype. We trust in its reliability. It is one of the best decisions our company made.”

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Colorado Industrial Packaging

“ERP-ONE tracks product costs and sales margins for us… that benefit alone has added 4% to our bottom line after the first year of implementation and has more than paid for the cost of ERP-ONE.”

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A-Jax Fasteners and Tools

“Enhanced productivity, lower operational costs, higher service levels, and stronger customer relationships—it’s all been attained through our ability to provide continuous real-time data generated through the myriad of programs within ERP-ONE.”

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VLC Distribution

“Having spent 30 years on the operations side of distribution using SAP and AS400 software, I have not encountered a better system than ERP-ONE. The efficiencies and expandability has allowed us to improve our sales by $500,000 per employee in a year.”

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On Time Supply

“We had immediate visibility into which sales representatives were performing and which product lines were providing the best return for our business.”

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Cathy’s Concepts

“The ability to manage orders online has created greater efficiency in their business and has delivered more flexibility in modifying and tracking orders. Changes to an order instantly cascade all the way through the terminals and the processing stations cutting production time by at least 15%.”

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Intercorp

“I’m excited about the future. We processed hundreds of orders in the first week and project our webstore will be handling over 10,000 orders per year.”

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