Topic: Arena Customers & Partners

OEMs Can De-Risk Electronic Components with a Parts Rich Database From an outsider's perspective, an OEM’s success simply depends upon an innovative vision and a strong development team.What some product companies don’t...

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More manufacturers realize that having non-integrated solutions is like a 400-meter relay team that — despite having great individual runners —constantly fumbles the baton exchange. Likewise, the bungling and misplacement of critical product documents as a result of non-integrated solutions can lead to...

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Have it your way

March 27, 2013

In preparation for the Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl, we’re highlighting some of the ways that our customer feedback helps us drive product development. Today’s post showcases one of our most-requested features: “Custom Item Lifecycle Phases”. Companies have their own business processes and nomenclature for...

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An engineering change order (ECO) does a lot of things—it describes a change, identifies the impact of the change and ensures that the right people have reviewed and approved the change. To avoid potential design, manufacturing and inventory errors or miscommunications with your teammates and suppliers, your ECOs need...

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Exactly 236 years ago today, the 56 delegates of the second Continental Congress assembled at the Pennsylvania State House to adopt the Declaration of Independence and officially declare separation from Great Britain. In this declaration, the United States defined three core American rights that still ring true today—the right...

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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,...

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Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. Hope is not a strategy. Yet when it comes to important...

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