Arena Blog

Alyssa Sittig

Alyssa played an instrumental role in the development of the Arena Blog and social media channels from 2011 to 2012. Joining the team with a background in public policy, Alyssa was particularly interested in the challenges that manufacturers face both domestically and overseas when taking products to market.

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Choosing the Right EDA Tool for Your Design

Whether in medical device, consumer goods or any industry in between, companies that design electronic products need to be confident in the electronic design automation (EDA) tool used in their designs. Without the right EDA software, even the best electronic design won’t make it far from the sketchpad. To...

June 29, 2012

Deciding when a new product line means a new supplier

If you’ve had any luck with your first product, chances are you’re beginning to think about adding a second product to your line. Last year, we found that nearly 47% of manufacturers polled in Arena’s 2011 manufacturing survey plan to introduce a new product into their current market,...

June 21, 2012

What makes a great workplace?

We all have our own ideas about what makes a great workplace. Some believe it’s about access to a smart and collaborative team with motivational leadership, and others will say it's about ample opportunity for personal and professional growth...

June 19, 2012

How do you know when to find a cheaper supplier?

Strong supplier relationships are a fundamental part of a smooth production schedule, but the associated costs are also a major part of your production budget. So when it comes time to lower your supplier costs, you have a choice to make. You can either double down on your current...

June 14, 2012