Arena Solutions Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2016

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Inventor of Cloud-based PLM Solutions Named to Prestigious List for the Second Time in Three Years

Foster City, Calif., Jul 13 - Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Arena Solutions as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2016.

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a guide for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

“Our goal with 2016’s SDCE 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The selected projects can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. We congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!”

Arena Solutions was named to SDCE’s annual list for Sunnyvale-based Roost’s implementation of Arena PLM to establish a robust foundation for supplier management, bill of materials (BOM) management and continuous improvement required for dramatic growth. Roost has developed a unique, patented connected platform that delivers the ultimate in installation simplicity and the most affordable way for consumers to enter the smart home space, and it selected Arena to “error proof” its supply chain and BOM control, including software releases, allowing all suppliers to know what to build. This eliminated manufacturing delays, potential rework, waste and cost overruns as Roost worked to introduce its SMART Battery to the market. Roost met its goal of its first customer shipment 18 months after the first whiteboard sketches in the founders' garage.

“Effective supply chain management is a critical component of the manufacturing process in today’s ultra-competitive landscape,” said Steve Chalgren, executive vice president of product management & chief strategy officer at Arena Solutions. “Arena Exchange and Arena PLM were specifically designed to enable companies, their suppliers and their supplier’s suppliers to all work from a ‘single version of the truth,’ which greatly reduces scrap, reworks and delays. Being named to this respected list for a second time is a great honor and validation that our products are helping companies achieve their manufacturing goals.”

For more information about Arena Exchange and Arena PLM, please visit: http://www.arenasolutions.com/products/overview/

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints, and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.

About Roost

Roost is a smart home technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Creators of the Roost Smart Battery and Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, Roost has developed a unique, patented connected platform that delivers the ultimate in installation simplicity and the most affordable ways for consumers to enter the smart home space. For more information, please visit www.GetRoost.com.

About Arena Solutions

Arena invented cloud PLM. Its holistic suite of PLM, supply chain and QMS solutions enables innovative OEMs with complex electronics to manage their bill of materials, facilitate engineering change orders and speed prototyping to improve margins and collapse time to market. Arena has been ranked a Top 10 PLM provider and won the coveted Design News Golden Mousetrap Award in 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.arenasolutions.com.

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