Arena Blog

Topic: New Product Development

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

High hopes for 2011!

According to the results of the second annual ASQ Manufacturing Outlook Survey, 1,200 manufacturing personnel from the United States and Canada are optimistic about the economic prospects for the industry and their organizations in the new year. 68% of respondents predict revenue growth in 2011, compared to 64.7%...

Dec. 9, 2010

When good outsourcing goes bad

It goes without saying that the economic benefits of outsourcing can be significant for large and small manufacturers alike. However, unless well-managed systems and processes are in place, the promise of outsourcing can quickly turn into a costly nightmare. Aviation giant Boeing is learning this lesson the hard way....

Oct. 21, 2010