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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:
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.
Caterpillar saves over $1M in one hour using aPriori. Listen to this short 2.5 minute video to learn how.
tips and best practices that top manufacturing companies use to set and achieve product cost targets
What is a manufacturing spend analysis? Follow this 7-step guide to evaluate your product costs and identify opportunities to save.
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.
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.
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
This document describes aPriori's Regional Data Libraries, provides references to data sources, and explains the methodologies used in compiling that data.
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.
Starting Point VPEs are the Virtual Production Environments from which customers start configuration in a production deployment. They provide benchmark estimates and manufacturing guidance.
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...
Having a better understanding of the True Economic Cost of a product will measurably benefit manufacturing organizations.
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.
Watch as long time sourcing professional, Michael Wildt, discusses best practices in implementing a product cost management system into a sourcing environment.