SOURCE: Arena Solutions

January 08, 2008 08:00 ET

Arena Solutions Founder/CTO Offers Valuable Insight on Optimizing Design for Outsourced Manufacturing at SolidWorks WORLD 2008

Technical Training Session and Booth Attendees Will Learn Why Early and Efficient Collaboration With Manufacturing and Sourcing Helps Meet Product Cost and Time-to-Market Goals

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that Eric Larkin, the company's co-founder and CTO, will deliver valuable insight about optimizing design for outsourced manufacturing in a special technical training session at SolidWorks WORLD 2008, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center, January 20th-23rd, 2008. In his technical training session on Wednesday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m., Larkin will discuss how PLM software -- particularly SaaS/on-demand PLM -- can address the common challenges product teams have using outsourced manufacturing and drastically reduce new product delays and resulting cost increases. Those interested in attending should register at http://registration.expoexchange.com/ShowSOL081/Default.aspx and guarantee themselves a space in this class.

Larkin's session is designed for those in engineering and IT as well as others who wish to gain greater control of their current design and manufacturing process, learn about PLM and its applicability to company and individual success. Attendees will leave the session clearly understanding the reasons for following their design from release, to manufacturing, to obsolescence, knowing who uses their design data, and why they should care. In addition, Larkin will discuss how early and efficient collaboration with manufacturing and sourcing functions is necessary to meet product cost and time-to-market goals.

Conference attendees may also connect with Arena Solutions' PLM experts during SolidWorks WORLD at booth #343 in the Partner Pavilion. A stop at Arena's booth may challenge conventional wisdom about PLM, as visitors learn how SaaS-based PLM -- which is faster, easier and more cost-effective than traditional client/server PLM -- can be used to release, manage, and communicate a "single version of product truth" throughout the enterprise and with outsourced suppliers.

"Over 70 percent of Arena PLM users have already realized that Arena PLM and SolidWorks are a great combination for managing the design through manufacturing process," said Eric Larkin, chief technology officer and co-founder, Arena Solutions. "We are looking forward to sharing our capabilities with the rest of the SolidWorks community, especially with regard to how they can increase their effectiveness with new product introductions (NPI) and further streamline their design through manufacturing processes."

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) product lifecycle management solutions for manufacturing companies of all sizes. As the only true on-demand, secure Internet-based PLM service, Arena PLM provides a superior alternative to complicated, lengthy and expensive traditional PLM software deployments. Through its award-winning service, Arena enables product manufacturers and their global supply chains to streamline outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, and speed time-to-market. Arena PLM has been adopted by more than 15,000 users across companies at all stages of development, including industry leaders Foundry Networks, Color Kinetics, Intuit, Sierra Wireless, Align Technology and more.

Arena Solutions' market-changing approach to PLM has received significant recognition in the industry, including Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Industry Week's "Technology of the Year - Notable Innovators" and Start Magazine's "Hottest" Companies.

Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.arenasolutions.com.

Arena Solutions, Arena PLM Workgroup Edition, Arena PLM Professional Edition, and Arena PLM Enterprise Edition are trademarks of Arena Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names are the property of their respective holders.

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