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Arena Ranked Top 5 & Most Affordable Supply Chain Collaboration Solution

Arena, pioneer of patented cloud PLM applications, has been ranked as a “Top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration Solution Provider” by Arena was recognized as the most affordable in that category.  

“Arena is pleased to be acknowledged as one of the top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration Solution providers,” says Craig Livingston, Arena's CEO. “Arena understands that a key part of the new product introduction process requires collaboration and synchronization of efforts among OEMs and their global supply chain teams. It’s gratifying to learn that this award recognizes the growth in our Supply Chain Exchange family of products which complement our industry-leading cloud-based PLM solutions.”

Arena’s wide-ranging marquis customers, which include GoPro, Beats by Dre, Fitbit, Lytro, SiriusXM, and SunLink, depend on Arena's patented cloud-based PLM solution to streamline the manufacturing process to efficiently design innovative products and ship them to market quickly. Arena’s Fall 2013 product release builds on Arena’s reputation as a top supply chain collaboration solution with the release of Arena Exchange; this innovative supply chain collaboration solution provides OEMs with a flexible environment to collaborate with multiple users at each supplier level throughout their global supply chain. 

“Arena is focused on the supply chain collaboration challenges facing OEMS, such as how to securely share manufacturing build packages across the supply chain,” says Steve Chalgren, Arena’s Vice President of Product Management and Strategy. “Arena Exchange enables OEMs to share critical manufacturing documentation with their entire multi-tiered supply chain securely and quickly through simple invites to collaborate.”

Arena’s solutions have helped manufacturers of all sizes realize the benefit of manufacturing in the cloud by providing customers up to 70% reduction in ECO cycle times and a 20% reduction in time to market. Arena helped Sierra Wireless streamline its supply chain processes so dramatically, they were able to release 173 new products in the first year.

Chalgren describes the Fall 2013 release as another step intended to expand Arena PLM’s commitment to enabling OEMs to collaborate more efficiently. “Recognition as a Top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration solution validates our mission to enable OEMs and their global supply chain teams to operate efficiently and communicate better,” says Chalgren. “Facilitating collaboration among supply chain teams is key to successful new product introductions.”

About Arena Solutions

Arena pioneered cloud PLM applications. The company’s products, including BOMControl, PartsList and PDXViewer, enable engineering and manufacturing teams and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and streamline supply chain management. Arena cloud PLM applications simplify bill of materials and change management for companies of all sizes, and offer the right balance of flexibility and control at every point in the product lifecycle—from prototype to full-scale production. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM solution, Top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration solution and also holds a spot on the San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work List for 2013.

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