Productiv – Kitting & Hand Assembly Services in Chicago

Converting components into goods at a fixed unit price

Does your Chicago-area company manufacture or distribute a consumer good that consists of various separate, discrete parts? Assembling these products for the end-user can be a complicated logistical challenge, and using the wrong kitting partner can prove frustrating and costly.

Productiv’s Kitting & Hand Assembly services rise above other comparable solutions because we understand the steps needed to execute complex handwork, component packaging, and other finishing techniques while remaining affordable and efficient. We’ve worked for years with clients whose portfolios consist of projects with dozens of SKU variants, each with their own highly-specific assembly requirements. 

Think of us as an integrated part of your local Chicago supply chain team, aligning seamlessly with your logistics, distribution, and procurement functions. To learn more, reach out to a Productiv Customer Service Representative at (804) 893-5358 and we’ll discuss all the different ways we might be able to help.

Chicago Kitting & Hand Assembly Services You Can Trust

Productiv partners with a broad range of Chicago companies to provide kitting and assembly services in industries such as consumer technology, cosmetics and personal care, food & beverage, healthcare supplies, household items, gift sets, toys, and more. Read on to learn about our approach:

  • Cost-per-Unit Contracts: Each of our projects are designed around a flat rate, which is entirely based on outcomes; this helps keep pricing affordable and predictable
  • Onboarding: We begin with a kickoff session that establishes project specifications before work starts, reducing costly churn and rework
  • Training: We familiarize our staff with your SOPs, ensuring quality and consistency without the need for retraining that’s typical of alternatives like temporary workers
  • “Lean” Assembly: We utilize lean principles to optimize throughput and enable projects to scale up on short deadlines
  • Quality Check: We carefully inspect each kit to be sure they are up to specification before leaving the assembly facility, reducing returns and other rework while shoring up customer satisfaction

Productiv Kitting in Action: Quick-deadline Assembly of Meals During Hurricane Relief

Soon after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, a disaster recovery client approached Productiv with a critically important charge: help provide meals to stranded residents and aid workers as they rehabilitated the area. Here’s how this real-life case study unfolded:   

  • The Challenge: Activate partners and teams quickly to assemble 150,000 grocery boxes with essentials.
  • The Solution: Immediately set up and begin operating a 100+ person facility upon identifying all necessary space, equipment, conveyors and food supplies.
  • The Implementation: A complete team effort where Productiv packaged and delivered nearly 3 million meals in just over a month to citizens in Puerto Rico. Check out a video of the team in action here.

Additional Services in Chicago

In addition to Kitting & Hand Assembly projects, Productiv offers a variety of other business process and production services to businesses in and around Chicago. These include:

  • Labeling
  • Packaging
  • Reverse logistics
  • Sorting
  • Fulfilment & Distribution
  • Inspection & Rework

Improve Your Success with Productiv’s Kitting & Hand Assembly Services Today!