Topic: Operations

This Valentine’s Day we are giving part numbering schemes a big juicy KISS.Parts are the heart of your product. You have to manage (um, treat) them just right, otherwise you could have product heartache on your hands.Assigning a part number is a way for a...

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How do small and mid-size manufacturing companies operate today? And do these firms anticipate growth over the next five years? Last December more than 200 small to mid-size manufacturing firms (thank you!) participated in the Arena Product Development Survey. The respondents represent a range of industries—high-tech electronics, medical device...

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Small contract manufacturers in less industrialized regions of the country may feel that business opportunities are not only scarcer, but also more challenging due to the restrictions of their geographic location. If this sounds like you, MFG.com wants you to take heart. A recent MFG.com Mojo blog post...

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Design in the cloud?

Aug. 25, 2010

A new article in Design News looks at the state of design collaboration, specifically the steps being taken by design tool vendors to move design collaboration into the cloud (that place, according to the article, “where the Web is employed to deliver on-demand access to a shared pool...

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A recent article in the New York Times touts the improvements that hospitals and health systems have made by incorporating some of the classic operations management strategies used in manufacturing facilities and on factory floors. While some healthcare providers are concerned with the emphasis on operations in healthcare, a...

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