Arrow Electronics Fully Automates Dallas Value Recovery Facility

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Arrow Electronics Fully Automates Dallas Value Recovery Facility

By Jacki Elwell

A bird’s-eye view of the IT asset disposition process in Dallas shows the straight-line processing methodology employed. Assets move along a series of conveyor systems where different processing activities are performed to test and inspect assets, erase data, and prepare assets for resale.

Once a shipment of assets arrives at our facility, the items pass through Receiving, where shipments, counts and security seals are verified. The assets then move to the audit process, where we begin to build a fully detailed inventory of the assets shipped by the client. Assets are scanned, inspected, sorted and placed on the appropriate production line for processing.

To maintain the best cosmetic condition, great care is taken to protect each mobile device from receipt to sale.

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Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has upgraded its Dallas Value Recovery facility, adding state-of-the-art automated equipment to further increase processing efficiency and chain-of-custody security. As a result of the upgrades, the facility’s IT asset processing capacity has increased 120 percent.

“The state-of-the-art features we’ve added in Dallas are creating a more efficient flow of IT assets through Arrow’s best-in-class value recovery process,” said Steinar Aune, director of North American operations for Arrow’s Value Recovery business. “As a result, our customers are able to recoup the value of their disposed assets and get repurposed products to market faster.”

Arrow’s Value Recovery business works with its customers to securely refurbish computers, servers, smartphones, printers and other electronic devices for additional use, or repurpose their still-valuable component parts for other uses. Whenever possible, Arrow emphasizes extending the life of these devices by selling them, redeploying them within organizations or donating them.

IT assets in Arrow’s Dallas facility now move along eight fully automated, straight-line conveyor systems where different activities are performed to test, inspect, erase data and prepare assets for resale. The straight-line process flow requires minimal touch points, providing a secure chain-of-custody and resulting in a fast, efficient refurbishment process.

The upgrades also doubled the Dallas facility’s capacity to handle the growing influx of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that companies and organizations want to responsibly dispose. Most mobile device trade-in services don’t offer the enterprise-level data destruction needs that Arrow’s Value Recovery business is uniquely equipped to address.

Arrow plans to deploy similar state-of-the-art, automated technology to its other Value Recovery facilities.

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