Arena Blog

Topic: Business Strategy

Three Manufacturers Testify to the Business Value of PLM

According to a recent Pricewaterhouse Coopers report, titled “Getting the Benefits That PLM Has Promised for Years,” “PLM is still largely seen predominately as an ‘engineering sell’ rather than an integral, enterprise wide, cross-functional solution needed to manage increasingly complex...

Nov. 10, 2014

Flexible Wearable Electronics

Flexible electronics technology has been around a long time in the form of flexible electrical connections and circuit boards. With more and more intelligent and small electrical components becoming available (nanotech sensors, IC and SOC radios, microprocessors), flexible...

Nov. 4, 2014

Forget Collaboration – I Work Alone!

Teaching at Stanford, I spend a lot of time touting the wonders of various ideation practices, and brainstorming tools. I talk a lot about how sharing ideas with a wide variety of people can increase the breadth of...

Oct. 28, 2014

Taking Quality to the Next Level

In today’s fiercely competitive marketplace more companies, ranging from medical device to electronics, understand the painful costs of quality failure and the brand-damaging hangover that persists long after the issue has been remediated. A recent LNS Research...

Oct. 20, 2014