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Supply Chain Collaboration SoftwareArena’s done it again! Arena, pioneer of patented cloud PLM applications, has just been ranked as a “Top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration Solution Provider” by Arena was recognized as the most affordable solution in that category.

The “Top 5 Supply Chain” award comes just two months after Arena was ranked as a Top Ten PLM Solution. In the PLM report, Arena was once again recognized as the most affordable PLM solution and the only cloud provider in the list.

These awards put Arena in the unique position of being recognized as both an industry leading PLM solution that is also increasingly embraced by manufacturers as a powerful supply chain collaboration software solution.

“Arena is pleased to be acknowledged as one of the top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration Solution providers,” says Craig Livingston, Arena’s CEO. “Arena understands that a key part of the new product introduction process requires collaboration and synchronization of efforts among OEMs and their global supply chain teams. It’s gratifying to learn that this award recognizes the growth in our Supply Chain Exchange family of products which complement our industry-leading cloud-based PLM solutions.”

Arena’s wide-ranging marquis customers, which include Lytro, SiriusXM, and SunLink, depend on Arena’s patented cloud-based PLM solution to streamline the manufacturing process to efficiently design innovative products and ship them to market quickly. Arena’s Fall 2013 product release builds on Arena’s reputation as a top supply chain collaboration solution with the release of Arena Exchange; this innovative supply chain collaboration solution provides OEMs with a flexible environment to collaborate with multiple users at each supplier level throughout their global supply chain.

“Arena is focused on the supply chain collaboration challenges facing OEMS, such as how to securely share manufacturing build packages across the supply chain,” says Steve Chalgren, Arena’s Vice President of Product Management and Strategy. “Arena Exchange enables OEMs to share critical manufacturing documentation with their entire multi-tiered supply chain securely and quickly through simple invites to collaborate.”

Arena’s solutions have helped manufacturers of all sizes realize the benefit of manufacturing in the cloud by providing customers up to 70% reduction in ECO cycle times and a 20% reduction in time to market. Arena helped Sierra Wireless streamline its supply chain processes so dramatically, they were able to release 173 new products in the first year.

Chalgren describes the Fall 2013 release as another step intended to expand Arena PLM’s commitment to enabling OEMs to collaborate more efficiently. “Recognition as a Top 5 Supply Chain Collaboration solution validates our mission to enable OEMs and their global supply chain teams to operate efficiently and communicate better,” says Chalgren. “Facilitating collaboration among supply chain teams is key to successful new product introductions.”