Alex managed social media marketing and communications at Arena from 2011 to 2012. Although coming in fresh to the manufacturing industry, Alex is married to an engineer and is well aware of the frustrations that come with product revision and bill of materials management! Through social media, Alex was very involved with helping engineers and manufacturers solve their problems and discover new ways to move their products and business forward.
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Part One of our series on outsourcing production processes discussed the benefits and risks of outsourcing purchasing, assembly and inventory management and provided tips to help you decide whether this outsourcing plan makes sense for your business. Check it out here. When outsourcing just basic assembly can work...Continue reading »
When outsourcing your purchasing, assembly and inventory management can work for you There is something really complicated about bringing a prototype to production, and while it’s an exciting time, there is a certain amount of pain and stress that you just can’t avoid. One of the biggest decisions you...Continue reading »
May 22, 2012
Over the weekend, I got the chance to check out the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. (If you’ve never been to Maker Faire, I’d recommend you find the festival nearest you, and make a point to go!) The two-day long festival is a mecca for makers and...Continue reading »
I’ve been wondering lately if electronic distributors’ investments in ecommerce are paying off.I’m just speculating here (I can’t say with 100% authority that distributors are not seeing a return on the investment) but there are definitely clues that the...Continue reading »
Managing product data, from the first BOM to the final sign-off, is a top priority for our customers. And because of this, we are excited to announce our partnership with ERP Logic—an SAP channel partner and SAP Partner...Continue reading »
“Make new friends, but keep the old” We all heard this saying as a child, but I think it applies to business just as much as it applies to the playground. It’s one thing to celebrate new customers (and believe me, we...Continue reading »
Feb. 27, 2012
Foothill-De Anza Community College in Los Altos, Ca. "With strong signs of economic recovery now apparent, this is the perfect time for hardware professionals to refresh their skills when it comes to launching new...Continue reading »
The Octopart Team: (from left) Jacob Ribnik, Andres Morey, Bryan Newbold, Sam Wurzel, Christopher Calvi, Harish Agarwal Andres Morey and Samuel Wurzel are changing the way you shop for electronic parts. Andres and Sam, who studied physics together at Brown,...Continue reading »
A couple of weeks ago I shared some big picture questions to ask when launching a new product.While a lot of the big picture questions (like, how much do we expect to make from this product, why are...Continue reading »
Feb. 1, 2012
We’re offering something new at Arena—single-user, lightweight BOM management. Let me explain. We’ve come a long way since our early days as BOM.com, and today Arena BOMControl is used by thousands of manufacturers around the world. And while we’ve solved...Continue reading »