Cable Preparation is an assembly of cables or wires which transmit signals or electrical power.   
The cables are bound together by straps, cable ties, cable lacing, sleeves, electrical tape, conduit, a weave of extruded string, or a combination thereof.  
Cable assembly can include routing wires through sleeves; taping with fabric tape, crimping terminals onto wires, inserting one sleeve into another; fastening strands with tape, clamps or cable ties.