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  • [WEBINAR] How to Use Digital Factories to Model Supply Chain Changes1:00:17

    [WEBINAR] How to Use Digital Factories to Model Supply Chain Changes

    The COVID-19 pandemic created workforce disruptions that have paralyzed manufacturers from the top to the bottom of global supply chains. Join aPriori’s CEO, Stephanie Feraday, along with industry exp

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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

    Learn how to gather facts to negotiate the cost of your existing parts with your supplier in this guide to fact-based negotiation for manufacturers:

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  • How to Collaborate with Suppliers to Reduce Product Costs

    How to Collaborate with Suppliers to Reduce Product Costs

    Product cost reduction doesn’t just happen at the design level. Use these tips to learn how to collaborate with your suppliers to reduce product costs.

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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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  • How to Set and Achieve Cost Targets to Increase Profitability

    How to Set and Achieve Cost Targets to Increase Profitability

    tips and best practices that top manufacturing companies use to set and achieve product cost targets

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  • How to Conduct a Spend Analysis:  Methodology in Detail

    How to Conduct a Spend Analysis: Methodology in Detail

    What is a manufacturing spend analysis? Follow this 7-step guide to evaluate your product costs and identify opportunities to save.

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  • Alstom Saves 40% on Parts Using aPriori 2:17

    Alstom Saves 40% on Parts Using aPriori

    Sebastien Girardot, aPriori Key User at Alstom, describes how Alstom saves 40% on parts using aPriori manufacturing costing software. Video recorded at aPriori's 2019 Cost Insight Conference.

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  • When Should Buyers Conduct Reverse Auctions?

    When Should Buyers Conduct Reverse Auctions?

    A reverse auction is used in sourcing between buyers and suppliers. Sellers compete to win the business of the buyer, rather than the other way around.

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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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  • 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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  • GE Drives Culture Focused on Product Cost and Achieves a 9:1 ROI19:59

    GE Drives Culture Focused on Product Cost and Achieves a 9:1 ROI

    Daniel Caratini, Exec Product Manager, Should Cost & Productivity at GE Global Research, describes why and how GE decided to drive a culture that is focused on product cost and shares some results.

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  • Starting Point Digital Factories

    Starting Point Digital Factories

    Starting Point VPEs are the Virtual Production Environments from which customers start configuration in a production deployment. They provide benchmark estimates and manufacturing guidance.

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  • How to Get Lean: Cost Saving Tips for Manufacturers

    How to Get Lean: Cost Saving Tips for Manufacturers

    How can manufacturing companies control costs? From procurement professionals looking to optimize their supply chain, to product makers looking to improve profitability, this question is more...

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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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  • Manufacturing: Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Cost Management Software

    Manufacturing: Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Cost Management Software

    Cost engineers are always looking for ways to make processes more efficient while maintaining accurate cost analysis. Read how Soucy Int'l did that with aPriori's product cost management software.

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  • Mike Wildt Presentation16:39

    Mike Wildt Presentation

    Watch as long time sourcing professional, Michael Wildt, discusses best practices in implementing a product cost management system into a sourcing environment.

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