Topic: Arena

Finding the right level of control for your manufacturing change approvals is essential for getting your product to market on time and at cost, but knowing when to loosen up and when to lock down is often a tricky call. A loose change process, where individual engineers have the...

Continue reading »

If you’ve ever managed an interdisciplinary manufacturing project (one that involves engineers, purchasing, production and contract manufacturing groups) you’ll know what I mean when I say each discipline speaks its own language. When you’re dealing with engineers...

Continue reading »

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 »

It’s the end of the year—the best time to get organized for the year to come. If you found yourself struggling with out-of-control changes in 2011, maybe it’s finally time to create and formalize an engineering change process....

Continue reading »

From the first analog devices to today’s highly technical digital components, electrical engineering has always been about pushing the boundaries of functionality and inspiring the imagination with new design possibilities. And whether in Maker communities or long-standing businesses, people...

Continue reading »

When you outsource assembly, the product of your engineering department isn’t really hardware—it’s raw information.This raw information (BOMs, drawings, specifications, purchasing and sourcing information) is of critical importance to your suppliers, yet many OEMs lack visibility into how ambiguous...

Continue reading »

Categories