Posted on November 25, 2009 by


Four children are assembling gingerbread houses around their dining room table. Each child is making five houses so that the family has enough to give away as gifts to relatives. Rather than have each child run back to the kitchen every time they need a spoon or have each child try to find a certain bag of candy (that would make an excellent cobblestone path ), their parents have put together little assembly kits. Each child has their own kit containing all the tools and ingredients they will need for their individual gingerbread house. When a house is complete, the child receives another kit of gingerbread pieces, frosting, candy, disposable bowls, and disposable spoons. This is the time-saving technique of kitting. This quality concept is simply to provide kits to people assembling something so they don’t waste time gathering supplies and tools.

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