Topic: Outsourced Manufacturing

When ramping to production, companies face a slew of new challenges such as acquiring new hires, learning new systems and mitigating the inevitable hiccups that crop up without warning. Time is of the essence, and small oversights and inefficiencies can have a major impact on a company's ability to survive in...

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When we founded Arena in 2000, it was uncommon (unique, even) to deliver PLM, and manufacturing software in general, as a cloud application. In fact, our main integration challenge was configuring our cloud BOM and change management system, Arena BOMControl, to work with the on-premise EDA, MCAD and...

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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...

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As I mentioned on Tuesday, we’re doing a lot of thinking about the innovation BOM—a tool for conceptual design that provides organization to the innovation process. The innovation BOM was developed out of a need to organize and empower design innovation. While most engineers keep their earliest lists...

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Over the weekend, I got the chance to check out the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. (If you’ve never been to Maker Faire, I’d recommend you find the festival nearest you, and make a point to go!) The two-day long festival is a mecca for makers and...

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When incorporating a new component revision, many manufacturers struggle with the question of whether to trigger a new revision of the assembly. You don’t want to bury yourself in a pile of pointless documentation updates, but you also never know when you may need to trace a given...

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Social networks aren’t just for the kids these days. Professional online communities today offer unprecedented opportunities to connect with peers, stay up-to-date on trends and best practices and find solutions for your toughest occupational challenges.And even if you’re in a specific field...

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