Infosys Technologies and Arrow Electronics partner for an Award - winning Shop Floor Control System
Fremont, CA; April 19, 2005: The Shop Floor Control System developed by Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY), a global consulting and IT solutions company and Arrow Electronics, a global provider of electronic components and computer products and services, has won the 2004 InfoWorld 100 award for being one of the top 100 best IT projects of the year . The 2004 award - winners were chosen for their innovative use of multiple technologies to serve well - defined business goals .
As Arrow Electronics grows its value - added services business, it wanted a robust and scalable shop - floor control system to manage work flow seamlessly, decrease cost of system roll - out to new locations, increase reporting and order - fulfillment visibility across multiple global locations, and automatically trigger preventive maintenance of shop floor machines.
Arrow chose Infosys as its partner to re - engineer, develop, deploy and maintain this control system for its services operations globally. Infosys studied the shop - floor processes and the previous desktop applications, and defined the scope and user requirements . The system was developed and deployed to multiple locations in 2003.
The Shop Floor Control System enabled Arrow Electronics to standardize its shop - floor processes across all value - added services globally . According to Mark F . Settle, VP and CIO, "Automated tracking of order status now allows order fulfillment visibility that is increasing our promise - date accuracy and customer satisfaction . Preventive maintenance is triggered as equipment usage counters cross maintenance thresholds."
"Web - based interface and reporting tools have simplified reporting and decision - support, and the overall cost of system roll - out has been cut to one - third", adds Rob Minicozzi, VP of IT Applications.
Arrow Electronics continues its partnership with Infosys on the development and maintenance of multiple systems, including warehouse management, business intelligence reporting and EDI . According to Prasad Thrikutam, Head of High-Tech and Discrete Manufacturing business unit, "We are growing our three year old relationship with Arrow Electronics, enabling the company gain a competitive edge in the industry."