Electronic Component Kitting FAQs

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We have compiled the most frequently asked questions from our potential customers below. If you have any other questions please call us on 01477 505202 or use the form below.

  • Do you have a minimum spend requirement for kitting customers?


    Our clients vary in their level of spend on components. Due to the significant set-up and administration costs involved in developing component kits for a new customer, we would seek to build a long-term relationship to provide ongoing support.

  • What is your standard kitting lead-time of a bill of materials?


    The lead-time to build a kit is controlled by the longest lead-time of the manufacturers who are providing component parts. However, we seek to ensure lead-times are kept to a minimum, and have various sourcing options to suit your requirements.

  • How do you handle extended lead-time parts?


    Parts highlighted as having extended lead-times may be managed outside of the kit using strategic consigned stock agreements. These are designed to protect you from lead-time issues.

  • How do you deal with scheduled deliveries?


    Kits produced to a schedule of deliveries are manufactured 4 weeks prior to the delivery date and we ask that you make no reschedules during this period. We will do our best to accommodate any new scheduling requirements outside of this window.

  • How long will it take to give me a quotation?


    We can usually provide an accurate quotation within 2 – 3 weeks – the time depends upon the size and complexity of your bill of materials.

  • Do you re-package for exact quantities, exact quantities plus wastage or do you maintain existing pack quantities?


    Our objective is to provide you with a production-ready kit so we repackage parts to the batch requirements. This can include an agreed quantity of attrition and an agreed amount of populated or unpopulated feed and tail for SMT components.

  • How would you deal with a customer’s stock held in their own stores or at sub-contract manufacturer?


    We will manage your stock by setting up a virtual warehouse on our IT system. Our kitting module will always use this stock as the first source, if requested. The physical stock may be consigned at our premises or maintained at another site, with pick lists supplied to you or your sub-contractor.

  • How would you deal with a customer’s current suppliers and special pricing?


    Alternative parts will never be substituted without your formal approval. Where parts become difficult to purchase we will always seek alternatives. Similarly, if there are price advantages to be gained, we would offer alternatives to you at the time of quotation.

  • Do you supply your own generic parts, where appropriate?


    It’s our preferred option to supply our own generic items for resistors and some capacitors, and we will do so with your approval.

  • Can you guarantee the stability of kit pricing?


    We work in a market where pricing can fluctuate significantly according to supply and demand.

    For scheduled orders, pricing can be secured for the term of the schedule.

    Some requirements using a more volatile mix of components, including obsolete and allocated parts on very short lead-times, are likely to be subject to a degree of price variation.

  • Do you source products from the grey market?


    Some components may be on long lead-times, on allocation or obsolete. If there is the need to secure product from an unapproved source, usually to meet a delivery requirement, we would seek approval from you before placing an order.

  • Do you have the capacity to handle my growing requirements?


    Our current systems and logistics capabilities are able to cope with significant growth from both existing and new customers. We are more than happy to discuss your long-term requirements in detail and would welcome the opportunity to invite you to our premises to learn more about our current and future capabilities.

  • Do you offer a sub-contract board assembly service?


    We can provide a PCB assembly service for our kitting customers using our group of approved UK and offshore CEM’s. Please contact our sales office for further details.

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