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The best of the Arena blog—2011

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Best of 2011 Arena blog

This is our last blog post of 2011! Happy (almost) New Year!

All I have to say is, where did the time go?

From the earthquake in Japan, to the floods in Thailand; from the robot takeover at Foxcon, to the growing onshoring trend, 2011 was certainly a crazy year. I really appreciate everyone who read this blog over the last 12 months—hope to see you again in 2012!

(By the way, if you haven’t yet subscribed to our blog, please do so! It’s the best way to stay in touch.)

I am excited to continue discussing manufacturing, engineering and product management issues, and hope 2012 will be a year of growth—for the manufacturing industry as well as the economy as a whole.

In the spirit of the holiday, I’d like to take a walk down Memory Lane, and share our top 5 posts from 2011.

Best of the Arena Blog—2011

Why is it so hard to move a BOM from engineering to manufacturing?

BOM management strategies: Four recommendations for better Excel BOMs

Three ideas for encouraging workplace innovation

Do QR codes belong on the shop floor?

Why you should be using the PDX File Standard

Thanks again for a great year! Goodbye for now, and I’ll see you next year!

About the Author

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 ...

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