The should cost professionals at Carrier face the difficult task of analyzing and optimizing costs for a diverse range of products. These products require different manufacturing processes including casting, sheet metal bending, wire harnesses, PCB assembly, and additive manufacturing. Tools like Excel spreadsheets or traditional should cost software were not well-suited to generating accurate manufacturing cost models for this high-tolerance, multi-faceted production process. Precisely modeling manufacturing costs for this assembly without the capability to analyze an actual 3D model was simply not possible.
Read on to learn why Carrier adopted aPriori’s digital factories to simulate manufacturing and the results they've seen so far.