Topic: Engineering

BOMControl on the go

March 1, 2013

Did you know? You can use Arena BOMControl on your phone or tablet! In today’s busy world, engineers and designers are not tied to a desk in an office. Your product development processes shouldn’t be either. ...

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We talked last week about how manufacturers use the new Distributor Selection feature of Arena PartsList to ballpark costs with a single click, saving time and effort in the design process. That’s just one of the many ways people use PartsList—one of the interesting things about a...

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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. As supply chain and procurement professionals, Symphony Consulting is regularly called upon to...

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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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We’ve all heard the saying before—timing is everything. But what about when buying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution? Is there a right time to buy, and how much is at stake if you wait too long? ERP is a powerful tool for two key business objectives—syncing up the...

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