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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March 9, 2012
It sometimes feels like software companies get all the attention from early investors. It might feel this way because software companies, unlike hardware, are usually easier and cheaper to get off the ground. But with the rise of...Continue reading »
If you’ve ever ordered 1,000 more parts than you need, or halted production due to an unforeseen part shortage, then you know how important it is to communicate changes on time and to the right people. To help you lock down a change process that results in less scrap...Continue reading »
You know your job better than anyone, and probably know which business tools you need to do your job better and quicker. Now, if only you could convince your boss to approve the purchase.Organizational psychologists have developed a...Continue reading »
Feb. 22, 2012
It’s no surprise that outsourcing has changed the global manufacturing landscape over the last several decades, for better or worse. Outsourcing allows manufacturers to competitively price and scale up and down quicker, but with the diminishing number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., it has become controversial in some...Continue reading »
“If there’s one thing America loves, it’s power tools.” - Stephen Colbert Over 40,000 people visit the emergency room each year for table saw related injuries, and almost 4,000 of those people end up losing at least...Continue reading »
Feb. 15, 2012
I’d like to take you on a journey through a world without product data exchange (PDX)—where OEMs and CMs rely on manually created print packages and zipped electronic files to share product information back and forth.Maybe this is...Continue reading »
Feb. 10, 2012
Our recent series on intelligent vs. non-intelligent part numbering schemes, prompted many of you to weigh in and share your own experiences on the topic. And we were pleasantly surprised to receive such a wide variety of...Continue reading »