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Alex Gammelgard

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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Three tips for building better BOMs

On any given team, a wide variety of people—from engineers to customer-facing staff—must work together to move business forward. But when you’re dealing with tight production schedules and aggressive quarterly goals, keeping everyone on the...

Oct. 11, 2011

Why people matter posted this version of Apple's logo paying tribute to the late Jobs. The redesign was created by 19-year-old Mak Long and depicts the company's logo with a silhouette of Steve Jobs acting as the fruit symbol cut-out....

Oct. 6, 2011

The advantages, challenges and risks of manufacturing outsourcing

I know it’s taken forever, but I finally finished the Arena Solutions Manufacturing Outsourcing Survey report. (Whew!) We talked to 1004 respondents across the high-tech, medical device, consumer products, industrial, clean tech, automotive, aerospace, telecoms, contract manufacturers/EMS companies (et. all) segments, and I have to say—the resulting 10-page report...

Sept. 13, 2011