Mouser breaks ground on major new expansion of global distribution centre
18 August 2022
Electronic components distributor, Mouser Electronics is greatly expanding its large global headquarters & distribution centre to continue meeting the needs of its customer base well into the next decade. The company recently broke ground on a 416,000-square-foot, 3-story building that will expand its distribution centre, located south of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
“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 centre will consist of almost 1.5 million square feet to accommodate Mouser's vast 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 centre building. Altogether, the new addition will solidify Mouser’s position as having some of the most advanced receiving, order pulling and shipping technology and departments in e-commerce. For an extensive look into how Mouser combines exceptional warehouse logistics, leading-edge automation and people power, visit: https://eu.mouser.com/video/?play=6304627371001
In spring 2022, Mouser completed installation of 120 vertical lift modules (VLMs), the largest VLM installation in the world. VLMs are essentially giant vertical filing cabinets, complete with shelves and an automated extractor to bring the components to the employee’s workstation. This increases efficiency and floor space and can reduce an employee’s walking time by 45% or more.
In addition to the massive VLM installation, Mouser’s distribution centre features multiple Ultipack and I-Pack machines — a sophisticated automated system for sealing and labelling shipments that can process up to 14 orders per minute — as well as 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.
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