Today’s Product Innovators Need Intelligent BOM Management

Proven BOM Management for Product Innovators

Product innovators like Nutanix, Sonos, Peloton, Bio-Rad, and Ecobee rely on Arena Solutions to manage their product development processes for their complex products. These companies require access to a central, secure system to collaborate with their internal teams and external partners.

Customer Results: Zero Wrong BOMs

Nutanix designs and sells an Enterprise Cloud Platform that natively converges compute, virtualization, and storage into a resilient, softwaredefined solution. Nutanix selected Arena to help address these key areas:

  • Revision control
  • Inefficiencies with change order management
  • Expensive scrap and rework problems based on building products to the wrong revision

David Sangster is the Chief Operating Officer at Nutanix and manages the team responsible for fulfillment, logistics, new product introduction, and launching product into volume production. With dozens of active suppliers, including contract manufacturers, distributors, and key technology partners, David has had to deal with issues that stem from a high frequency of changes.

“It’s embarrassing to admit, but we had a number of instances where the suppliers built the wrong version of the product. It was ‘rev A’ all right, but the wrong ‘rev A’.”

– David Sangster, Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix

Before using Arena, Sangster’s team was stuck relying on Excel spreadsheets and email to address manufacturing challenges. “It’s embarrassing to admit, but we had a number of instances where the suppliers built the wrong version of the product,” said Sangster. “It was ‘rev A’ all right, but the wrong ‘rev A’.”

Proven BOM Management

Streamline Processes, Reduced Cost, Accelerated Time to Market

NutanixWith Arena, Nutanix streamlined its design processes, reduced costs, and accelerated time to market.

Streamlined Design Processes

  • Reduced ECO approvals from days to hours
  • Accelerated engineering processes aligned around centralized data
  • Improved collaboration with 50+ supply chain partners

Reduced Costs

  • Reduced scrap and rework with “zero wrong BOMs”
  • Lowered COGS with increased engineering team visibility
  • Increased part re-use and standardization

Accelerated Time to Market

  • Ability to import/export BOMs
  • Flexibility to subject to revision control OR not (for preproduction releases)