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Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters form revolutionary supply chain integration partnership

Press Release by Schneider Electric Thu 13 Jul 2023

Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters has announced a partnership to build a state-of-the-art integration facility to support the increasing demand for prefabricated modular data centers.

The 110,000 sq foot facility, adjacent to Compass’ Red Oak, Texas campus, will create over 100 jobs and enable both organizations to integrate their supply chain networks in response to data center business growth and customer demands.

Enhancing product availability and delivery

“This first-of-its-kind industry collaboration reflects the changing dynamics of data center supply chains and the competitive need for more tightly integrated vendor/supplier partnerships. The integration facility will assemble and deliver power centers for Compass facilities and will enhance our supply chain reliability, speed to market and delivery schedule integrity,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters.

“We are industry leaders because our manufacturing and integration facilities provide the space, technology, and agility to enhance production velocity while nurturing novel business models, such as this partnership with Compass,” said Aamir Paul, North America President, Schneider Electric. “This modern approach we’re pursuing supports both organizations’ goals and serves as a guidepost for vendor and industry partnerships others can follow.”

Local production, widespread impact

The cutting-edge facility is designed to integrate modular data center solutions and build pre-engineered, prefabricated IT infrastructure that will be delivered to Schneider’s customers across the US.

Accelerating production with an optimised supply network, Schneider is able to streamline the process, eliminate the upfront engineering and design work, and deliver quality finished solutions. This innovative model extends the advantage of speed and cost savings, and will serve customers in all industries and segments, ranging from cloud and service providers to the healthcare, education, telecommunication, and mining industries.

According to McKinsey, companies that regularly collaborated with suppliers demonstrated higher growth, lower operating costs, and greater profitability than their industry peers. Despite the improved efficiencies, many businesses ‘struggled to integrate the approach into their overall procurement and supply-chain strategies’, demonstrating the growing need for the Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters partnership model.

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