Arrival Case Study

July 1, 2021

Arrival aims to disrupt the automotive market by developing electric vehicles (EVs) that are competitive in price with traditional, internal combustion-based designs. They are currently working to bring their electric vehicles to market, with initial offerings to include two zero-emission commercial vehicles, a van and bus. Plans for a smaller vehicle in 2023 (alongside a recently announced collaboration with Uber to develop an EV tailor-made for ride sharing) showcase the breadth of Arrival’s imminent impact in the automotive industry. Arrival’s culture of innovation is not only centered around its vehicle products, but also its manufacturing and supply chain strategy. Every Arrival vehicle is produced in a low-cost, small-footprint factory - The Arrival Microfactory.

aPriori was initially introduced at Arrival to support Design for Assembly work. Early successes led Arrival’s newly created cost engineering group to see clear value in expanding aPriori’s footprint at the organizational level. Ultimately, Arrival wanted to establish a single source of truth for cost and manufacturability analysis.

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