Arena Blog

Topic: Product Design

Protecting your business in an environment of change

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. From political campaigns to the shifting economy to adjustments in manufacturing strategy necessitated...

Sept. 13, 2012

How the cloud will revolutionize build package exchange

The exchange of product data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chain partners is one of the most important processes in manufacturing. The initial handoff of design data to suppliers for prototyping is often the first time a product design takes on real life, not to mention...

July 24, 2012

Evaluating suppliers: how to balance your gut feel and the numbers

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. As supply chain and procurement professionals, Symphony Consulting is regularly called upon to...

July 2, 2012

Branching Development in Arena BOMControl

When you’re developing new products, branching into two development paths is an important part of your process. You need to be able to work on both designs simultaneously, and you need a PLM system that makes it easy.  The Duplicate functionality in Arena BOMControl allows you to branch...

May 24, 2012