Arrow Electronics, Inc

Case Studies - Arrow Electronics, Inc

Location: Solon, Ohio
Facility Size:224,00 Square Feet

Arrow Electronics a leader in the distribution of electronic components and integrated computer systems, has completed the process of relocating and reconfiguring their Systems Integration Value Added Center (SIVAC). The new facility is approximately 224,000 Sq. Ft. located in Solon, Ohio. In addition, this new facility serves as a new Systems Distribution Center (SDC). The new facility was required in order to maintain the clients high level of customer service while at the same time meeting their current needs and future growth projections. These objectives were met by combining the latest in material handling technology and software improvements into a "state of the art" Systems Integration Value Added Center and a Systems Distribution Center.

This project began with the initial meeting between Trommer & Associates, Inc. located in Akron, Ohio and the clients management team. This meeting outlined the clients growing business with a projected sales increase of 100% in a period of one to three years. Numerous issues were discussed including throughput, inventory levels, order turnaround and area requirements. The initial meeting was followed up by site reviews and the development of a new facility layout.

Trommer & Associates Inc. worked with SIVAC (a.k.a. Pioneer-Standard Electronics) management in order to develop the base year data and growth projections. Utilizing this base data, the project team developed floor space requirements for manufacturing and warehousing, internal material flow and work station configuration, EWI, WMS and MRP systems were included to support the operations.

Trommer & Associates, Inc., has worked as the system integrator on many electronics projects. Our firm has developed an on going business partnership with many top electronic manufacturers and distribution firms.

Trommer & Associates, Inc., has provided Facility Planning and Material Handling Consulting for more than 30 years. Customers have required a Turn-Key approach to each of their projects. The services included; Data Collection, Long Range Planning, Facility Layout, Performance Specifications, Site Selection, Coordination with A/E Firms, Equipment Installation, Equipment Testing, Personnel Training and System Start-up.