How can an inventory management app help me manage kitting and subassembly?

Being able to use a single part number to order or pull multiple items at one time is a great productivity tool. The Kitting Module in the eTurns Trackstock Optimize App lets you build simple kits to stock in inventory. If a user needs more advanced kit building, eTurns tells you exactly how many of any kit you can build right now with the quantities of individual items in inventory. You can also use min/maxs to replenish kits. If the suppliers from whom you orders kits cannot accept kit part numbers when replenishing, eTurns will send you the individual part numbers that make up the kit. 


Work Orders and Work in Process (WIP)

Creating Work Orders and managing Work in Process (WIP) is easy to do with eTurns Kitting Module and allows users to know exactly what items are in WIP and who pulled those items. This is especially critical for expensive components used in kits and sub-assemblies. Items can be transferred in and out of general inventory from the WIP as needed.


Sub-assemblies with serial numbers

Sub-assemblies that require serial numbers can also be managed in eTurns. Many end-users that bid on government jobs or are in the oil and gas industry, for example, require serial numbers on the completed kit, such as a hose assembly or circuit breaker panel, and the ability to generate and track these on eTurns software versus doing this manually is critical for suppliers in meeting ISO standards.


Capabilities within the Kitting / Sub-assembly Module:

  • Use WIP (work in process) to monitor the items needed to build kits
  • See how many kits can be built based on the kit’s components using only the quantities of items in general inventory
  • Use min/max to maintain inventory of kits
  • Create suggested orders of components to permit building of kits when on-hand kit quantity falls below minimum
  • Order kits from suppliers using a kit part # or its component parts and quantities
  • Manage sub-assemblies that require serial numbers