Arena Blog

Why Today’s Medical Device Teams Need a Product-Centric Approach

IntroductionGetting quality and product teams on the same page remains a key challenge for medical device manufacturers. The development of innovative medical devices demands consistent communication across teams to comply with FDA regulations, and each stakeholder group across new product development and introduction (NPDI) plays a crucial role in bringing […]

Oct 30, 2018

Arena Welcomes Omnify

Arena Solutions is excited to announce the acquisition of Omnify Software. After more than a decade competing against each other, Arena and Omnify have joined forces to better serve product companies in high tech electronics, medical device, and other markets. Complex product companies today have a greater need to integrate […]

Oct 25, 2018

Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Part I

Complex Products and Regulatory Compliance ChallengesOver the last few years, consumer electronics companies have quickened the pace of innovation to provide customers with better products. Distributed teams and global supply chains are the norm. Everyone is racing to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect people, data, and devices […]

Oct 15, 2018

Parallel Prototyping to Optimize Process Designs

Have you ever been part of poorly run projects? Experienced analysis paralysis? Been frustrated by costly overruns or implementation delays? If so, consider how parallel prototyping can help you harness the power of all team members to create more optimal processes, while avoiding the pitfalls associated with large teams trying […]

Sep 27, 2018

Designing for Excellence with your Supply Chain

In my early new product introduction (NPI) projects, all of our product data was stored in file cabinets. To release a printed circuit board (PCB) for fabrication, we copied drawings and discs and then physically delivered them to the PCB house—we pushed the data. For each new release, we always […]

Aug 14, 2018

Closed-Loop CAPA: What Is the Big Deal?

A closed-loop CAPA process can impact a person’s life—and our entire public and private systems. If my phone locks up today and I can’t pay for my skinny mocha latte at Starbucks without pulling out crumpled bills and coins, it costs only my irritation and a slight delay in the […]

Jul 31, 2018

Five Tips to Avoid Costly Project Pitfalls

Have you ever served on a project team responsible for implementing a new enterprise software solution that failed to launch? There’s nothing more frustrating than juggling your day job while also participating on a time-intensive project team—only to find that despite everyone’s best efforts to go live under budget and on schedule, the project just falls short.

Jul 18, 2018