Design-to-Cost Strategy Succeeds at Jabil

Rick Burke January 16, 2019

John Allen of Jabil describes how he worked within his mechanical design team to successfully implement DTC

Identify and eliminate cost drivers early with aPriori DTCOn September 25, 2018, aPriori sponsored a regional meeting in California for manufacturers of high tech electronic equipment who expressed interest in learning how to easily identify and eliminate cost drivers in their new product designs through the use of a Design-to-Cost (DTC) strategy.

One of the keynote speakers at this event was Mr. John Allen.  John works at Jabil, Inc. and is in the mechanical systems design group .  Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Operating from over 100 facilities in 29 countries, Jabil delivers innovative, integrated and tailored solutions to customers across a broad range of industries.

In this short 5 minute highlights clip below, John provides a brief introduction to his background and credentials (25+ years of mechanical design, manufacturing and cost engineering experience) and then discusses the results of a recent Design-to-Cost project they worked on using aPriori to help calculate an appropriate should cost value for a new product design.  That benchmark cost and all the rich manufacturing process data produced by aPriori is then used to negotiate more favorable pricing from their supplier.  Check out this short video, and if you like what you hear, click the link below the video to hear the complete 30 minute case study.

 

 

The video above tells a small portion of the complete story of how Jabil is implementing a comprehensive Design-to-Cost strategy in partnership with aPriori.    This version has a ton of details about their journey to reach the point they are at now, and includes another great “results” story that you don’t want to miss!  Click the link below to get all the details now.

 

Watch the Complete Case Study Video

 

 


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