Mouser Electronics, Inc. is greatly expanding its large global headquarters and distribution center to continue meeting the needs of its flourishing business well into the next decade. Consequently, the company has recently broke ground on a 416,000-square-foot, three-story building that will expand its distribution center. The new center lies south of Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas.
Mouser Electronics is the industry’s leading new Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components.
With a larger warehouse space and continuing investment into automation and staffing, Mouser is preparing for the future while ensuring the highest levels of customer service today, says Pete Shopp, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Business Operations. “The tools and systems we’ve put in place offer another way we can help shorten our customers’ time to market.”
Upon completion of the new construction, Mouser’s 78-acre global headquarters and massive distribution center will consist of almost 1.5 million square feet to accommodate Mouser’s inventory of 1 million unique SKUs for products and technologies from over 1,200 electronic component manufacturers. The new building will feature a triple-mezzanine floorplan, advanced automation, and a skybridge connector to the existing distribution center building. Altogether, the new addition will solidify Mouser’s place as having some of the most advanced receiving, order pulling, and shipping departments in e-commerce. Mouser combines exceptional warehouse logistics, leading-edge automation, and people power. The video is available in this link.
In spring 2022, Mouser completed installation of 120 vertical lift modules (VLMs), the largest VLM installation in the world. Particularly, VLMs are essentially giant vertical filing cabinets, complete with shelves and an automated extractor to bring the components to the employee’s workstation. Hence, this increases efficiency and floor space and can reduce an employee’s walking time by 45 percent or more.
In addition, aside from the massive VLM installation, Mouser’s distribution center features multiple Ultipack and I-Pack machines. This is a sophisticated automated system for sealing and labeling shipments that can process up to 14 orders per minute. Furthermore, it has an OPEX Perfect Pick system for consolidation and an AutoStore system.
Though the adoption of start-of-the-art automation acts primarily as a means of boosting efficiency, productivity, accuracy and speed, the systems also enable more sustainable operations and improved customer satisfaction.
As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Thus, Mouser’s customers can expect 100 percent certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
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