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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Several weeks ago, I published an article discussing the impact of global instability on supply chain management. Now our partner Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) is hosting a webinar on the topic, intended to help manufacturers navigate risk...Continue reading »
How does this affect manufacturers? Last year we published a post about SawStop, a line of table saws equipped with a patented safety brake that stops a saw blade instantly when it senses human skin. In our post we praised Steve Gass,...Continue reading »
May 25, 2011
One of the best parts of working at Arena is supporting the people who bring some of the world’s most innovative products to market. Our customers, whether electric vehicle designers or 3D printer manufacturers, make the world a better and more exciting...Continue reading »
With global supply chain shortages following the earthquake in Japan, continuing unrest in the Middle East and Libya, hurricanes and tornadoes in the U.S. and the fluctuating costs of labor worldwide, it only makes sense...Continue reading »
May 10, 2011
As we turn our attention to the topic of manufacturing outsourcing, I will be looking for related learning opportunities to share with friends of the blog. To that end, I’d like...Continue reading »
May 5, 2011
If you are a small to mid-size manufacturer, it’s probably safe to assume that you outsource some or all of your manufacturing. But “outsourcing” is a very broad term that means different things to different people. What, how and...Continue reading »
I am excited to announce the launch of Arena PDXViewer—a free web app for viewing PDX files exported from any PLM, PDM or other business system. (Check it out here.) Arena PDXViewer gives manufacturers and their supply chain partners a common view of product information—even when only one...Continue reading »
I wrote a bit on Tuesday about the importance of documenting part information during the design process, and today I’d like to talk about another type of documentation that is commonly...Continue reading »
You remember those friends in high school that didn’t like to show their work? I predict that many of them are now engineers. Most engineers I know see documentation as an obligatory and pointless chore, solely...Continue reading »