SOURCE: Arena Solutions

August 31, 2007 08:00 ET

Sign Up Now for Free Arena Solutions/Symphony Consulting Webcast Featuring Manufacturing Outsourcing Survey Results and Tips for Getting It Right

Survey Indicates a Majority of Outsourcing Manufacturers Must Improve Their Control Processes

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2007) -


TITLE: Manufacturing Outsourcing Survey Results 2007

WHEN: 10 a.m. Pacific, Thursday, September 13, 2007

FOR: Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), primarily small or mid-size, who wish to become more competitive through manufacturing outsourcing or who wish to gain greater control of their current manufacturing outsourcing efforts.

SPEAKERS:

   
--  Bijan Dastmalchi, co-founder and president of Symphony Consulting,
    Inc., a Silicon Valley consulting firm specializing in manufacturing
    outsourcing and supply chain management.
      
--  Mark Holman, senior vice president of Operations and Strategic
    Development at Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product
    lifecycle management (PLM) software.
RSVP: http://www.arenaplm.com/forms/int_outsourcingwebinar_ma_07q3 (Upon registration, call in details will be provided.)

COST: Free

DETAILS:

Arena Solutions (www.arenasolutions.com) and Symphony Consulting recently conducted a survey on the challenges of manufacturing outsourcing and the best practices for addressing them. Over 800 manufacturers responded and results were startling. For example, research revealed that while 85 percent of the manufacturers surveyed outsource part or all of their manufacturing operations, nearly two-thirds of them risk the associated cost-savings because they lack adequate control and processes.

The results of the study shed light on a very important trend in manufacturing. Every manufacturer who is outsourcing today and wants to improve their processes or who is considering outsourcing in the future should join Mark Holman, senior vice president of Operations and Strategic Development and Bijan Dastmalchi, co-founder and president of Symphony Consulting, Inc. for this free educational webcast where they will share the full results and implications of the study.

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand 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.

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 www.symphonyconsult.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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