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  • Aerospace Industry Trends: Supplementing an Aging Workforce

    Aerospace Industry Trends: Supplementing an Aging Workforce

    In light of an aging aerospace workforce, do you have a plan for supplementing the knowledge that will disappear with your retirees? How do you plan to arm the next generation with the tribal...

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  • Agile Supply Chain Management: Traversing an Increasingly Global and Complex World

    Agile Supply Chain Management: Traversing an Increasingly Global and Complex World

    In a world that is increasingly global, digital, and intelligent, modern supply chains are faced with challenges presented by complex and interconnected systems. As supply chains have become...

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  • How to Get the Lowest Price on Supplier Quotes

    How to Get the Lowest Price on Supplier Quotes

    Sourcing professionals are faced with many challenges, the biggest of which is knowing how much parts are to cost. They are responsible for providing a quote at the most competitive price, without...

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  • Five Steps to Turbo-Charge Cost Reduction Negotiations With Your Supplier

    Five Steps to Turbo-Charge Cost Reduction Negotiations With Your Supplier

    You know that discussion with your supplier about pricing you’ve been meaning to have? It’s time. In fact, it’s past time. Cost reductions won’t happen on their own. Conducting a spend analysis...

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  • How to Overcome the 3 Major Pitfalls in Responding to Supplier RFQs

    How to Overcome the 3 Major Pitfalls in Responding to Supplier RFQs

    “We need to respond to the RFQ how soon!?” That may be the panicked question you first ask when receiving a request for a quote (RFQ), followed by thoughts of working through a large bill of...

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  • Utilizing Should Costing to Engage and Retain Millennial Talent

    Utilizing Should Costing to Engage and Retain Millennial Talent

    By 2025, over 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled due to the looming skills gap created from the 2.7 million baby boomers retiring and the 1/3 of American families encouraging their...

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  • Gaining Value From Your aPriori Product Cost Management Deployment

    Gaining Value From Your aPriori Product Cost Management Deployment

    You’ve just purchased new software. You made it through the sales process and you are excited about all of the features and capabilities the software has to offer. But today, as it is installed,...

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  • How to Set and Achieve Cost Targets to Increase Profitability

    How to Set and Achieve Cost Targets to Increase Profitability

    Today, I’m going to share with you some tips and best practices that top manufacturing companies use to set and achieve cost targets in order to maintain or increase profitability and...

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  • How to Set and Achieve Cost Targets to Increase Profitability

    How to Set and Achieve Cost Targets to Increase Profitability

    Today, I’m going to share with you some tips and best practices that top manufacturing companies use to set and...

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  • Driving Transformational Change in the Auto Industry: One Huge Trend at a Time

    Driving Transformational Change in the Auto Industry: One Huge Trend at a Time

    The automotive industry is in the midst of the most seismic shift it has gone through in recent times. The...

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  • Thought Leaders of Product Cost Management

    Thought Leaders of Product Cost Management

    Introduction A lot of stories have appeared in the news lately about the role of automation in manufacturing.  In particular, companies that manufacture robotic systems that improve the efficiency...

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  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Cost Management Software

    Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Cost Management Software

    aPriori customer Soucy International designs and manufactures aftermarket parts for the power sports vehicle market.  Back in 2015, they were facing a challenge that was making it increasingly...

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  • How the Right Tools for DFM Help You Reduce Product Costs and Development Time

    How the Right Tools for DFM Help You Reduce Product Costs and Development Time

    The world of product development is changing. Globalization has offered new potentials for companies to grow their business, but also...

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  • Your Should-Cost Estimate is NOT Accurate, but that’s Okay

    Your Should-Cost Estimate is NOT Accurate, but that’s Okay

    As manufacturing companies are feeling increased pressure to improve and, in the worst-case scenario, secure their margins, should-costing has become...

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  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Cost Management Software

    Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Cost Management Software

    aPriori customer Soucy International designs and manufactures aftermarket parts for the power sports vehicle market.  Back in 2015, they were...

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  • How Should-Cost Data Helps You Make Informed Purchasing Decisions

    How Should-Cost Data Helps You Make Informed Purchasing Decisions

    Here at aPriori, we love to grill. Whether it is behind our office for after hours beach volleyball or at...

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  • 6 Metrics That Will Help Improve Your Engineering Productivity

    6 Metrics That Will Help Improve Your Engineering Productivity

    Metrics are essential to a healthy business. For engineering teams, these metrics will empower you to measure effectiveness with the...

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  • Creating a Cost Classification System

    Creating a Cost Classification System

    The nature of product development is that details about components emerge … evolve … and solidify over time. A component...

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  • Product Cost Management is a Team Sport

    Product Cost Management is a Team Sport

    Introduction Over the past few months, aPriori has had the privilege of working with Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research...

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  • Are You Ensuring Efficient Manufacturing Costs?

    Are You Ensuring Efficient Manufacturing Costs?

    The whole reason companies have procurement organizations and specialized roles such as Sourcing is because finding market-competitive pricing for goods...

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