Should-Cost Negotiation

Avoid Overpaying for Outsourced Parts with Detailed Should Cost Information

  • Conducting Your Own Spend Analysis16:01

    Conducting Your Own Spend Analysis

    Watch this presentation to learn the practical step by step process to conducting a successful Spend Analysis project. Includes a real life case study and answers the following questions: - I

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  • Caterpillar Saves Over $1M in Less Than an Hour with aPriori2:44

    Caterpillar Saves Over $1M in Less Than an Hour with aPriori

    Caterpillar saves over $1M in one hour using aPriori. Listen to this short 2.5 minute video to learn how.

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  • Are You Overpaying for Your Outsourced Parts?

    Are You Overpaying for Your Outsourced Parts?

    Identify overpriced outsourced parts, negotiate optimal pricing, validate supplier quotes and achieve cost-reduction goals w/a product cost management platform. Download this white paper to learn more

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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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  • 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 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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  • aPriori for Sourcing4:16

    aPriori for Sourcing

    aPriori helps Sourcing managers have a more productive, fact-based conversation with Suppliers around the price of purchased parts. Watch this video to learn more about how aPriori can help you reduc

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  • How Axcelis Technologies Saved 10% on a Large Spend

    How Axcelis Technologies Saved 10% on a Large Spend

    Axcelis Technologies turned to aPriori for help with product cost management. As a result, they've streamlined their process and are saving in material cost & labor hour reduction. Read the case study

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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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  • Meeting and Beating New Product Cost Targets

    Meeting and Beating New Product Cost Targets

    Discover how automating the costing process, and using a standard technology platform to share cost data across all key product development team members can help you hit target costs consistently.

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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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  • How to Get a Fair Price on NPI Parts

    How to Get a Fair Price on NPI Parts

    When you’re sourcing NPI parts, you could have two different types. One is brand new parts – parts you have...

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  • [Webinar] Fact Based Negotiation: Leveraging aPriori Cost Estimate Details in Supplier Collaboration43:21

    [Webinar] Fact Based Negotiation: Leveraging aPriori Cost Estimate Details in Supplier Collaboration

    Watch this presentation to see real life examples of how you can target true cost reduction opportunities and obtain price concessions or savings, without alienating your suppliers.

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  • The Anatomy of Product Cost

    The Anatomy of Product Cost

    Having a better understanding of the True Economic Cost of a product will measurably benefit manufacturing organizations.

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  • How to Collaborate with Suppliers to Reduce Product Costs

    How to Collaborate with Suppliers to Reduce Product Costs

    There are many ways a product cost management (PCM) platform can help you collaborate with your suppliers, and I really...

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  • Regional Data Libraries

    Regional Data Libraries

    This document describes aPriori's Regional Data Libraries, provides references to data sources, and explains the methodologies used in compiling that data.

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  • How to Use Fact-Based Negotiation to Get the Best Price on Existing Components

    How to Use Fact-Based Negotiation to Get the Best Price on Existing Components

    Conducting fact-based negotiations is an effective cost reduction strategy when sourcing existing components. In this post, I will explain how...

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  • How to Conduct a Spend Analysis:  Methodology in Detail

    How to Conduct a Spend Analysis: Methodology in Detail

    If you read my previous post about how sourcing managers can meet cost reduction goals by conducting a spend analysis,...

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  • Negotiate More Effectively with Suppliers Using Manufacturing Process Data

    Negotiate More Effectively with Suppliers Using Manufacturing Process Data

    In direct conversations with customers and according to the TechValidate research study below, one of the most significant sources of...

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  • How to Meet Cost Reduction Goals with a Spend Analysis

    How to Meet Cost Reduction Goals with a Spend Analysis

    What is a Spend Analysis? A spend analysis is what we do to analyze the many things that you buy...

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