Arena Blog

Topic: New Product Introduction

Demand Analysis + Part Visibility = Best Price

Today, if you outsource your manufacturing, you’ll likely be saving money by not running your ERP’s manufacturing resource planning (MRP) module — heck, you might not have ever even purchased that module! Why would you not get MRP? Because you realized when outsourcing your manufacturing, you essentially outsource your...

Aug. 15, 2013

Integrated Solutions for Increased Supply Chain Visibility

More manufacturers realize that having non-integrated solutions is like a 400-meter relay team that — despite having great individual runners —constantly fumbles the baton exchange. Likewise, the bungling and misplacement of critical product documents as a result of non-integrated solutions can lead to...

June 5, 2013

Have it your way

In preparation for the Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl, we’re highlighting some of the ways that our customer feedback helps us drive product development. Today’s post showcases one of our most-requested features: “Custom Item Lifecycle Phases”. Companies have their own business processes and nomenclature for...

March 27, 2013

Best Practices for New Product Introduction

You’ve probably heard before how establishing a solid plan for new product introduction (NPI) can help you meet cost, quality and scheduling goals, but the benefits don’t stop there. A good new product introduction plan is the foundation of any successful product launch and often helps boost sales and encourage...

July 10, 2012