Topic: PLM

While pain points, regulatory hurdles, and adoption rates can vary widely across industries, one challenge that impacts every Internet of Things (IoT) company is the critical need to move fast. To ensure first mover advantage in a highly competitive industry, more and more IoT consumer electronics companies rely on a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to innovate while accelerating time to market. This is particularly true when products have complex embedded electronics with a high rate of change.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trillion-dollar product design trend defined by the interconnection of “computing devices” embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. It’s an exciting time for product companies and with the right design tools in place they can streamline processes, change directions, and meet demands for new opportunities in the booming Internet of Things market.

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Why is cloud becoming so increasingly popular with manufacturers? The answer is simple. Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of new product introductions (NPI). Getting to market faster, easier, smarter, and more affordably are keys to success, especially in a competitive market where opportunities appear, and disappear, at the drop of a hat.

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Choosing the right component part at the right time is one of the most important aspects of medical device product design. Unfortunately, many medical device or high tech companies don’t utilize a standardized method for selecting electronic parts. A component database, when integrated with a product development platform, is the only realistic way medical device companies can comply with ever-changing compliance mandates and frequent adds to both the REACH and RoHS hit lists.

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Good design processes lead to great easy-to-use products, which translates to customer satisfaction, which inevitably results in business success. But what defines good design processes in the first place? Putting the customer first by using your ears. 

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As a global manufacturer, perhaps you’re aware of the Benelux region. It’s a magical place that includes the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. In the Benelux region, Arena has a partner, ProductStream. In this four-part blog post series, we spoke with ProductStream executive Ard Zonneveld to discuss this fascinating market where innovation rivals that of Silicon Valley.

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Arena keeps people of all different personality types on the same page, collaborating happily and harmoniously together. And we couldn’t be happier about that. Avoid the blame game by clicking here to learn more about collaboration in Arena’s latest white paper on intelligent bill of materials (BOM) management.

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In Arena’s new whitepaper “Intelligent BOM Management for Today’s Product Innovators”, we write about the past, present and future of intelligent BOM management. This is a non-intimidating way to get all the information you ever wanted about BOM management in one single resource.

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According to eBOM’s Vice President Daniel Nihlén, it’s an exciting time for manufacturing in Sweden. In part three of our investigation into the state of affairs in Sweden’s manufacturing world, we discover why manufacturers are overwhelmingly choosing Arena over competing product development solutions. 

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