Spoilers: Why Intelligent Part Numbering Isn’t Jedi Smart

Both Jedi and Sith blood flowed within the veins of Kylo Ren, causing the conflicted young man to suffer deep psychological torment. Unlike his emotionally restrained grandpapa Darth Vader, Ren’s shame-based anguish drove him to petulant temper tan [...] read more

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Importing Your Existing PLM Data

In the Pulitzer-Prize winning book Grapes of Wrath, author John Steinbeck chronicles the heart-wrenching struggles of a family of farmers that migrates from the wasteland of an Oklahoma dust bowl to California in hopes of a brighter future. Likewise, [...] read more

Arena PLM Makes Working With Contractors In China — Finer

When Customer Success Manager Kraig Clark joined a recent innovative product company, the company was developing tens of new product per year, but needed to quickly ramp to hundreds. The problem was the company was working with spreadsheets and email [...] read more

PLM Implementation Best Practice: Boil the Ocean or Slow Simmer?

Nature versus nurture? Methodical implementation or all at once? 2016 Warriors or the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls of the 1990s? While the answer to the latter-most question is obviously the Chicago Bulls (shout out to my Chi-town homies!), the m [...] read more

The Business Benefits of an All-in-One PLM Solution

When it comes to investing in product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, terms such as “defining requirements” and “setting budgetary constraints” can be so painful to consider that it makes many engineers and operations managers choose no [...] read more

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a PLM System

For 15 years, Customer Solution Manager Kraig Clark has developed innovative consumer products across industries, such as automotive, medical, high tech, and consumer products. He helped develop the original Microsoft Xbox, cell phones for Motorol [...] read more

Case Study Proves Why More OEMs Swap Their On-Premise for a Cloud PLM Solution

Customer Success Manager Kraig Clark is not your average Arena Solutions employee. He spent the first fifteen years of his career leading product innovation and new product introduction (NPI) efforts for a number of companies, across a variety of ind [...] read more