Lower Your Freight Costs
with Kitting, Subassembly & Sequencing
The product fulfillment process in the automotive industry can be both costly and time-consuming. Many automotive companies choose to kit or sub-assemble parts before shipping, which increases costs even more.
We understand a comprehensive knowledge of automotive parts is required for this part of the fulfillment process. Fortunately, with over 20 years experience, BR Williams can help.
- Save space
- Improve productivity
- Lower freight costs
- Decrease labor costs
Automotive Kitting Services
The process of product fulfillment can be very time-consuming, especially when there is assembly required.
Kitting can speed up that process before it even gets to the automotive manufacturer by combining several different parts that go to a specific “assembly station” on the vehicle assembly line.
Our automotive kitting services include:
- Picking and packing/packaging parts to support manufacturing operations.
- Receiving, storing, and removing all the dunnage and corrugated material before shipping.
This not only results in higher productivity but also reduces the waste at your facility.Request Free Quote »
Automotive Subassembly Services
Assembling parts before it reaches the manufactures can also speed up the product fulfillment process. However, the assembled part is fairly large and the cost is high to ship the assembled part from the supplier directly to the plant.
The solution is to outsource the subassembly to a location nearby, such as BR Williams. If you ship your auto parts in bulk to our location, we put the parts together, place them in a shipping rack, and send them to the plant.
Benefits of automotive sub-assembly include:
- Lower costs, as you can ship more material closer to the final destination
- Assurance you would not need to lease (or build) another facility close to the plant
Automotive Sequencing Services
Automotive sequencing is the solution for suppliers to deliver parts to the manufacturers at the right time in the right order. Just-In-Time (JIT) in the proper build sequence, as requested by the customers.
With sequencing, the manufacturers can move the parts directly from the truck and present them to the assembly line in the order and sequence, they are needed.
Generally, automotive parts sequencing has these benefits:
- Maximizes manufacturer’s floor space
- Eliminates waste in the manufacturer’s facility
- Reduces the inventory levels being carried by manufacturer and supplier
Just in sequence (JIS) is sometimes called in-line vehicle sequencing (ILVS), sequential parts delivery (SPD), or sequenced in-line supply (SILS).
Automotive sequencing covers a number of components, including doors, quarter panels, overhead systems, seats, wheels, glass, bumpers, exhaust systems, axles, and even engines.Request Free Quote »
Automotive Parts Kitting & Subassembly Services in Alabama
You no longer have to worry about the labor, equipment, time, space, or fine details. We handle them.
BR Williams saves our customers, both car manufacturers and auto parts suppliers, time and money. We help them streamline their supply chain (a one-stop shop) so they can focus on what they do best — making cars, or the parts that go on cars.
With over 20 years’ experience in the automotive logistics industry, we can customize and provide a step-by-step car parts packaging and shipping process for each stage of the supplier or OEM automotive process.
- Automotive Sorting, Break Bulk & Inspections
- Automotive Packaging & Repackaging
- Automotive Kitting & Sub-Assembly
- Automotive Sequencing
- Automotive Shipping (Trucking)
Currently, BR Williams partners with several Fortune 500 automotive manufacturers. We’re located in the prime location in the Southeast.
Find out how BR Williams can help you streamline your process today…Request Quote »
Automotive Logistics Case Studies
As Director of Logistics for a tier 1 supplier, logistics issues are normal daily events, but when a container of new machinery arriving at the Port of Mobile was accidentally dumped on the terminal yard, a whole set of unfamiliar problems arrived on my desk. Although I wasn’t an existing customer, the team at BR Williams treated our organization like we may well have been their only customer! With white-glove attention to detail,
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier,
Federal Mogul started using BR Williams Trucking services when our Jacksonville plant opened in 1975. When they breached into warehousing in 1994, we became a customer because of their integrity and dependability. I have worked with many logistics companies and I can say that I experience nothing but SUPERIOR SERVICE from the entire team at BR Williams
Mickle, Partner since 1971, Federal Mogul
FAQs About Automotive Logistics
- What is Automotive Kitting?
Kitting is the term used in the automotive logistics industry to describe the action of assembling and/or packaging automotive parts after they leave the manufacturer for easily transportation and usage. Kitting requires an experience and well-trained personnel to effectively and efficiently execute.
BR Williams offers kitting services for a wide range of industries, including automotive packaging and kitting.
- Does BR Williams offer overnight or same-day shipping?
Yes. BR Williams offers expediated packing and shipping on all automotive parts, kitted or not.
- Do you offer any cargo liability insurance?
BR Williams has $500,000 cargo liability as well as a Contingent Cargo policy. We are also able to procure high cargo value insurance riders for any amount at rates lower than many of our competitors who also offer automotive part kitting.
- Do you ship heavy or oversized loads?
Yes, through our logistics division.
- How does BR Williams track inventory?
We can use your inventory tracking system in our WMS (Synapse) to track inventory. We are skilled in PLEX (or similar (software).
- Can you customize your process to meet my individual needs?
Yes, we provide a step by step process for automotive kitting, packaging and assembling that is formatted just for you.
- Does BR Williams offer an easy billing process for automotive packaging?
Yes, if you use all kitting, assembling and sequencing services to help manage your inventory, you will receive only one bill making it easier for your accounts payable department.
We’re Close to Auto Plants in the Southeast
BR Williams Locations Near Automotive Factories in the South
States with Automotive Manufacturing or Assembly Plants in the Southeastern USA:
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Missouri.
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