SOURCE: Arena Solutions

November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

How to Avoid New Product Introduction Delays

Registration Now Open for Free December 6th Webinar

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) -

TITLE:    Free Webinar on How to Avoid New Product
          Introduction (NPI) Delays

WHEN:     10 to 11 a.m. Pacific, Thursday, December 6, 2007

WHERE:    Online Webcast (register below)

FOR:      Operations, engineering, product management, and finance
          professionals throughout the supply chain who are involved with
          NPI activity.


          --  Bijan Dastmalchi, co-founder and president of Symphony
              Consulting, Inc., a Silicon Valley consulting firm
              specializing in manufacturing outsourcing and supply chain

          --  Mark Holman, senior vice president of Operations at Arena
              Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product
              lifecycle management (PLM) software.


          Contact Arena Solutions, (866) 937-1438



In most OEM environments, new products are introduced with limited resources and under tight deadlines. There are a variety of factors that lead to NPI delays, all of which are avoidable by employing the right business processes and tools.

In this one-hour webinar, Arena Solutions and Symphony Consulting will walk you through a case study involving a multimedia consumer electronics start-up and examine:

--  Specific operational challenges faced during the NPI
--  What steps could have been taken to avoid delays
--  How a PLM (product life cycle management) tool could have helped
    mitigate many of the risks

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

About Symphony Consulting

Symphony Consulting is a Silicon Valley-based company that provides strategic supply chain and manufacturing outsourcing expertise to help high technology companies reach their financial and operational goals. Symphony's strategic consulting services and in-depth workshops on advanced supply chain methodologies show companies how to enhance revenue potential, increase profitability and reduce inventory liability. Contact Symphony Consulting at (650) 968-1930 or visit

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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