Arena Blog

Topic: Outsourced Manufacturing

3 ways the cloud will change manufacturing

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...

July 19, 2012

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

Why your innovation BOM belongs in PartsList

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...

June 7, 2012

The best of Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

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...

May 22, 2012