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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As I mentioned in my last article on new product introduction (NPI), launching a new product is stressful—even in the best of organizations.At Arena, we’ve been working on a couple of new products ourselves, Arena PartsList and Arena PDXViewer, so...Continue reading »
New product launches are exciting but stressful! Launch haphazardly and you will find yourself on board a sinking ship. Launch strategically and you can accelerate your time to market, minimize your overall investment and maximize your profits—and with lower risk!...Continue reading »
Although a solid change management process is absolutely necessary, it’s easy to fall into an overly complicated, unnecessary or misunderstood engineering change request (ECR) process—especially if your process lacks purpose.In some cases, by the time you craft the ECR,...Continue reading »
Jan. 9, 2012
With 80% of people residing within 50 miles of a coast, it’s not surprising that efforts to better understand and protect our oceans get a lot of attention. Our customer, Liquid Robotics, has been all over the news lately...Continue reading »
Dec. 27, 2011
It’s the end of the year—the best time to get organized for the year to come. If you found yourself struggling with out-of-control changes in 2011, maybe it’s finally time to create and formalize an engineering change process....Continue reading »
Dec. 20, 2011
When it comes to trading and logistical excellence, the Netherlands have a pretty stellar track record. Out of the 155 countries studied by The World Bank in 2010, the Netherlands was rated third for logistics competence and quality, second...Continue reading »
Dec. 8, 2011
Companies making the strategic decision to outsource manufacturing or design services face a variety of challenges—from securing the best pricing, to creating a strategy that works across several different product lines.In the past, we have shared tips...Continue reading »
Nov. 15, 2011
Throughout our many years of working with manufacturers and their supply chains, we have developed quite the collection of BOM management resources. Today I wanted to do a bit of a round-up, and share some of our most popular “BOM” blog posts and...Continue reading »
You can’t engineer without a process for managing product changes, but the road to a solid engineering change management process is frequently bumpy, and lined with certain battles.If you can fight through the...Continue reading »