Arrow – Mobile Warehouse Management App

Empowering the Modern Warehouse Arrow APEX Arrow CORE II WMS Mobile Solution

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics is a global product, service and solution provider to industrial and commercial users of electronic components. Arrow services over 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers in over 90 countries/465 locations. Arrow looked to build a strategy to extend its Warehouse Management System (WMS) into Mobile Solutions and other connected devices to increase productivity in its distribution centers and beyond.

The Challenge

In 2015 Arrow challenged Shockoe to create a mobile solution for the WMS, where the entire distribution channel could benefit immediately and strategize for growth to include technology that was five years out according to their 5 years plan (i.e. watches, AR, etc.) Operators needed a robust solution that allowed them to be more nimble and effective in performing, picking, storing and shipping functions.

Supervisors needed a solution to allow them to access information and create custom reports from anywhere. Supervisors were managing shift schedules, orders, and inquiries at their desk and while walking through the warehouse.

The Solution

By focusing on the user experience and technologies that are five years out, we have been able to create solutions to support all areas of the Warehouse Management Process.

Operators are now operating with handheld scanners and no longer required the bulky RFID Scanner to perform their job. Supervisors are now able to walk away from their desk and can review reports and make necessary decisions immediately to ensure products are delivered on time with quality. Through a custom-built chat solution, Supervisors can find and communicate with operators more efficiently and without covering large areas of a distribution worldwide.

The upcoming phase, which includes additional picking processes and storing, is scheduled for deployment later in the year. This phase will include wearable technology to allow operators to move around more freely and drive even more efficiency within the process.

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Key Features

  • Multiple warehouse services and delivery functions
  • Socket Scanner and Portable Printer Pairing
  • Arrow Connect, custom built chat feature
  • Operator/Lead report management
  • Wearable Technology for Inventory Management

Key Technology

  • Android Tablets and SDK
  • Oracle DB + Sockets
  • Socket Mobile (Scanner)
  • MongoDB + NodeJS
  • Zebra Wearables

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