Arlington Installs New Computer System
Libertyville, IL Arlington Industries, a leading distributor of imaging supplies, announces the successful implementation
of their new computer system, which will increase productivity and provide more efficient service to their customers.
"These upgrade s," according to Craig Funk, President of Arlington, "are all part of our ongoing investment to provide
state-of-the-art systems for our customers and employees." The computer conversion was completed in early January and consisted of
installing new hard ware and software and replacing some existing components of their current operating system.
Arlington upgraded its system to a Hewlett-Packard HP9000 Series, which enhances its system in many ways. Not only
did the conversion make Arlington Y2K-compliant on all of its hardware, it also increased memory and has enhanced the
systems' overall functionality. These improvements will enable Arlington to run its system faster and increase the speed of order
processing. Arlington's system is fully integrated to handle inventory, bid processing, order processing, as well as warehouse logistics.
In addition to Arlington's main computer system hardware, the company's internal network has also been greatly enhanced.
"We have minimized the time our customers spend placing phone orders which allows more time to help customers,"
noted Stephen Weber, Vice President of Arlington's U.S. Sales and Marketing. "This," Weber said, "enables Arlington to create
better business partnerships." Weber also pointed out that Arlington's new system is now 20 times faster transactionally than
its previous system.
The overall hardware/software conversion was physically completed in less than three months. Arlington definitely
moved quickly getting the new system up and running, according to Minaghan, who has over 15 years of information
technology experience, "it was the fastest conversion I've ever done in terms of a total hardware and software conversion." Arlington
worked diligently on the conversion to ensure minimal disruption to their customers.
Arlington Industries is a leading distributor of imaging supplies with over 26 years of experience. It distributes the
widest range of OEM and compatible imaging supplies for copiers, facsimile, printers, ink jet, and micrographic machines to
For further information, contact Arlington Industries at 847-362-1001 or fax 847-362-3773.
This article originally appeared in the March 1999 issue of Recharger.