Should-Cost Negotiation

Avoid Overpaying for Outsourced Parts with Detailed Should Cost Information

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Industrial Machinery Solutions eBook

    Industrial Machinery Solutions eBook

    This eBook outlines challenges aPriori addresses for industrial machinery manufacturers including mtg. target costs, reducing product costs, improving negotiations w/suppliers and more.

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  • aPriori for Sourcing4:17

    aPriori for Sourcing

    aPriori helps sourcing managers have a more productive, fact-based conversation with Suppliers. Watch this short video to learn more about how aPriori can help you reduce the cost of outsourced parts.

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  • aPriori Aerospace and Defense Product Cost Solutions eBook

    aPriori Aerospace and Defense Product Cost Solutions eBook

    Aerospace & Defense teams involved in product design/sourcing/mfg/assembly can collaborate on a single platform to access & understand evolving product cost info to inform critical tradeoff decisions.

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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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  • SFI Conducts Fact-Based Conversations with Customers Using aPriori0:48

    SFI Conducts Fact-Based Conversations with Customers Using aPriori

    In this video, Kristy Allen of SFI describes how aPriori helps to facilitate a more productive, fact-based conversation with customers with a focus on manufacturing details vs "your cost is too high".

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  • aPriori Accelerates Automotive Manufacturing Parts

    aPriori Accelerates Automotive Manufacturing Parts

    aPriori has 10+ yrs. of successful experience in the automotive industry rapidly deploying enterprise Product Cost Management (PCM) solutions in complex global product development & mfg. environments.

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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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  • Negotiate with Facts Rather Than Saying "You Are Too High"

    Negotiate with Facts Rather Than Saying "You Are Too High"

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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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  • [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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