Watch as long time sourcing professional, Michael Wildt, discusses best practices in implementing a product cost management system into a sourcing environment.
GE Drives Culture Focused on Product Cost
Daniel Caratini, Exec Product Manager, Should Cost & Productivity at GE Global Research, describes why and ...
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GE Drives Culture Focused on Product Cost
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.
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
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.
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
How Should-Cost Data Helps You Make Informed Purchasing Decisions
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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...
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...
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
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
[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.
The Anatomy of Product Cost
Having a better understanding of the True Economic Cost of a product will measurably benefit manufacturing organizations.
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...
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.
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...
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,...
Negotiate More Effectively with Suppliers Using Manufacturing Process Data