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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Jan. 27, 2012
When IndustryWeek released its annual ranking of revenue growth for the 500 largest publicly held U.S. manufacturing companies, it was exciting to see the progress made in 2011. Rather than another year of decline, these U.S. manufacturers saw 12.75% growth. That’s almost high enough...Continue reading »
Jan. 20, 2012
Last week, I predicted that manufacturers would dramatically increase their adoption of cloud-based software as the benefits of cloud begin to outweigh any possible concerns. And upon further research, it appears that I am not the...Continue reading »
Jan. 13, 2012
When you’re starting up, it can be difficult to know which business tools are essential to success and which can be put off until you have more capital and better market security. But there’s one...Continue reading »
Choosing a part numbering scheme is one of the more important decisions you make as you move toward production.Once you commit to a part numbering scheme, you are married to it for a long time to come, so you need to...Continue reading »
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. - Franklin D. Roosevelt In the last few years U.S. manufacturing has taken a hit, but with the nation focused on manufacturing job creation...Continue reading »
Now that I’ve given you a high level analysis of the pros and cons of intelligent and non-intelligent part numbering, I can tell you how I really feel. While well intentioned, intelligent numbering schemes can be a...Continue reading »
Jan. 2, 2012
2011 was a year full of smart technologies. We met Siri, snuggled up with the Kindle Fire, worked up a sweat with the Fitbit Ultra and even discussed the possibility of a robotic takeover in manufacturing. It was a busy year, yet there’s one trend in particular that...Continue reading »
Your part numbering scheme is ultimately adopted by every team with a stake in product development—from design and engineering to operations and manufacturing—so it’s no surprise that choosing the right scheme is a point of debate for many...Continue reading »