Westfall is pleased to announce an expansion of its assembly and kitting operations at our facility in Ansonia, Conn.
Medical Design & Outsourcing has the details in its February issue:
“We have been providing assembly and kitting services to our customers for several years and see this as a natural way to help our customers redefine their supply chains,” said Randy Ahlm, CEO of NPI Medical. The expansion includes a dedicated climate controlled kitting room in a secured white room environment. The investment in a white room environment allows NPI Medical to quickly upgrade to a Grade 7 Class 10,000 within a week based on customers’ needs. The U-shape assembly design allows the operators to move freely from right to left providing optimized ergonomic flow and ease of assembly while Kanban bins allocate the daily requirements for the build and are bar coded for inventory accuracy. The system was developed for quick changeover to allow the flexibility for NPI Medical to handle low volumes of less than 500 kits per day, yet rapidly scale to accommodate its larger volume customers.
“Most of our customers are consolidating their suppliers and looking for ways to lower supply chain costs,” said Ahlm. “We now can offer an integrated kitting solution that includes assembly, procurement, decorating, packaging and inventory management that not only drives down supply chain costs but lowers our customers’ working capital needs.”