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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April 21, 2011
As Cisco closes its “Flip Camera” chapter of history, it’s shutting down a 400 million dollar business, letting go of 550 employees and spending $300 million in restructuring costs. But given the circumstances, abandoning Flip may just be...Continue reading »
Historically, manufacturers haven’t had a lot of online networking opportunities. That’s why I was so excited to discover Manufacturing Chat (mfgchat)—a bi-weekly Twitter chat about all things manufacturing. Hosted by Billy Strawter Jr. (@3sixteenweb) and National Industrial Supply (@nischain)...Continue reading »
April 8, 2011
For most companies, manufacturing changes begin when an issue is identified on the manufacturing floor and end when a solution is implemented into a product’s design. But there are a million ways to manage what happens in between—and how you navigate...Continue reading »
We saw the bill of materials (BOM) for the iPad 2 last week and were impressed by the low costs Apple was able to achieve for its newest version of the tablet, which is considerably improved over the original....Continue reading »
March 29, 2011
We frequently hear about organizations that rely on the “old” way of doing things to avoid the perceived risks and costs of implementing a new system. But when it comes to managing your product data, maintaining the status quo can cost...Continue reading »
March 23, 2011
Using an ERP system to manage constantly changing BOMs during product design is a common trap that many organizations fall into. Although ERP systems shine as transactional tools that manage inventory and provide control throughout production, they’re not built to manage the engineering change process or keep everyone on...Continue reading »
As northeastern Japan lies in ruins following the biggest earthquake in its history, companies around the world are conducting business as usual. But even if you didn’t feel Friday’s earthquake, disasters of this magnitude often have sweeping global impact—so you can expect to...Continue reading »
March 11, 2011
Do you ever feel like “innovation” is the perpetual buzzword of the week? For many, innovation has become synonymous with progress, and in all job roles employees are increasingly focused on the next big thing. Because of the growing importance of “new and improved,” many leaders are going to great...Continue reading »