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Eliminate Barriers to Innovation – Part II

Bringing Teams and Products Together In the first part of this series, we discussed the three largest challenges companies face in developing and manufacturing products through new product development and introduction (NPDI) processes:    A complex environment of global regulationsGlobally distributed NPD and NPI teamsCross-functional IoT design in a world of […]

Nov 15, 2018

3 Key Challenges Facing Medical Device Quality Leaders

Medical Device Quality PressuresQuality leaders face a lot of pressure in their role in delivering safe, high-quality products to market. In the medical device industry, that weight is even greater as the quality of their products can have a direct and dramatic impact on a person’s health. Successfully navigating a […]

Nov 2, 2018

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