With ever increasing part content, main assemblies benefit from remote kitting of components. Large cumbersome components, such as wiring harnesses, can easily have 30-40 variants based on the options chosen in a vehicle. Providing lineside area for that many bins is not practical as space is usually limited, and operators do not have time to cover the long distances to access these widely spread bins.
Part verification is a major concern when similar parts or a large number of small parts are used in one station. Operators benefit from prepackaged kits by eliminating their need to search and track parts. They can be prepacked and verified with a variety of error proofing methods including vision systems.