Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.

Cutting Recalls with Big Data

The value of product data grows when it’s captured across the product’s life, from early design through manufacturing and onto its life with the end user. Along the way, outside data can be gathered from suppliers and distributors. The goal is to capture enough data to identify and correct problems at the earliest possible moment.…

Cyber Attacks Increase in Danger

The world of cybersecurity has changed in recent months. While the number of attacks seems to continue increasing, the nature of attacks is changing as well, becoming more systematic and dangerous. The Hackmageddon site that lists cyber intrusion, theft, and nefarious damage reveals a wide range of attacks that differ greatly in intent and scale.…

Quality at the Heart of PLM

Quality has become a life-or-death issue for companies and their customers. Thus, effective product quality needs to be a before-thought rather than an afterthought. To keep quality top of mind and top of design, quality tools are making their way into design tools. Since the beginning of ISO 9000 and 9001 product quality has required…