Arena Blog

Topic: New Product Development

Surviving a breakup with your supplier

As the saying goes, we don’t always appreciate a relationship until it ends. This is just as true in life as it is in manufacturing—especially when it comes to manufacturer/supplier relationships. While it's important to focus on establishing solid supplier relationships in the first place, you should also be prepared in...

Aug. 7, 2012

Economists: Stop playing with my emotions

When IndustryWeek released its annual ranking of revenue growth for the 500 largest publicly held U.S. manufacturing companies, it was exciting to see the progress made in 2011. Rather than another year of decline, these U.S. manufacturers saw 12.75% growth. That’s almost high enough...

Jan. 27, 2012