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Aras, IHS Host Webinar Entitled “Component Management in the Era of IoT: Lower Costs, Manage Complexity”

Complimentary One-Hour Webinar Set for Thursday November 17, 2016 11:00 AM

ANDOVER, Mass. – November 10, 2016 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, joins with IHS to host a complimentary webinar entitled “Component Management in the Era of IoT: Lower Costs, Manage Complexity.” Taking place Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 ET, the one hour webinar shares strategies to effectively manage product development processes in the era of rising complexity and embedded software inherent in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Processes designed for a simpler era are being stretched, resulting in rising product recalls, warranty claims and liability issues. Experts from Aras and IHS Insight will share solutions to challenges stemming from new technologies and compliance requirements faced by manufacturers of complex, connected products.

Tailored for product teams, PLM leaders, engineers and IT professionals involved in managing component management, webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Manage the selection of components for complex, connected products
  • Lower sourcing, inventory costs
  • Work with preferred supply partners
  • Ensure Compliance

Webinar Details

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 ET

Free registration at:


Greg Wood serves as Director, IHS. He brings more than 19 years of experience in parts content information management with CADIS, Partminer and more recently, with IHS. Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Wood was in leadership positions with manufacturing, mechanical design and software engineering firms.

Doug Macdonald is Product Marketing Director, Aras Corp, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Macdonald has over 25 years’ experience helping manufacturing companies streamline their processes for bringing new products to market, including senior marketing and business development positions at IBM, SAP, PTC, Aspect Development, and Sherpa Corporation. Macdonald began his career as a software developer with ComputerVision, followed by positions at Ford Motor Company and Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm