Topic: PLM

Arena BOMControl Summer 2013 is finally here! We’ve refined some key areas that are especially important to our users. Our most exciting feature is the new Improved Import feature, which simplifies the data import process with a new step that allows you to review exactly how data will...

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Integrate Octopart — and change the manufacturing world — for only 19 cents on the dollar! Life is about to get a whole lot easier for engineers and parts purchasers.  Arena has made finding the right parts at the right...

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When it comes to protecting valuable IP from theft, most manufacturing companies are focused on building a stronger fortress to prevent outside attacks. But the greatest threat to a security breach comes from inside the company.Scary, huh?Remember when the babysitter in...

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You spoke. We listened.

March 22, 2013

As we get ready for the Spring '13 release of Arena BOMControl, we want to share a bit about our own product development processes and how we gather customer feedback to collect and prioritize features and functionalities within the application.

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An engineering change order (ECO) does a lot of things—it describes a change, identifies the impact of the change and ensures that the right people have reviewed and approved the change. To avoid potential design, manufacturing and inventory errors or miscommunications with your teammates and suppliers, your ECOs need...

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If you’ve ever designed for parts that are non-compliant or approaching end-of-life, you understand the value of accessible and up-to-date component information. But unless you work for an enterprise with access to expensive data aggregation services, it isn’t easy to get detailed and timely information for off-the-shelf components. To...

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It’s the end of the year—the best time to get organized for the year to come. If you found yourself struggling with out-of-control changes in 2011, maybe it’s finally time to create and formalize an engineering change process....

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If you're using Excel to manage your BOMs, it's only a matter of time before the strategy blows up in your face.As product life-cycles continue to shrink, price pressures increase and the supply chain becomes more globally dispersed than ever before,...

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