Cost Insight

5thAnnual aPriori STARS Product Cost Management Conference

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Networking with the World’s
Foremost PCM Experts

including more than 20 of aPriori’s Product Managers, Professional Services Consultants and more than 100 of your peers from industry leaders in Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Industrial Machinery, Consumer Durables and High Tech Electronics martkets.

Practical Workshops

This conference will offer more than 20 highly practical workshops dedicated to helping you improve your product cost management and product profitability practices the moment you return to your office. Presenters and Workshop leaders will include aPriori Product Managers, Business Consultants and Implementation/Technology Engineers plus an array of Subject Matter Experts from other leading Software Technology firms, Global Consulting Firms, Industry Analysts and University program leaders.

Keynote Presentations on Hot Topics in Manufacturing

Advanced Materials, New Manufacturing Technologies, Industrial Internet of Things, the rise of Simulation in the earliest design stages. COST INSIGHT 2017 will include several key speakers that will educate our audience on the latest trends that should be on your radar.

Insightful Case Studies

Past Case Study headliners have included Honeywell Aerospace, General Electric, Whirlpool, American Axle & Manufacturing, ThyssenKrupp and Celestica. Check back regularly for announcements as new Case Studies are added to this year’s agenda.

Rosen Shingle Creek

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9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819

Contact +1 (866) 996-9939
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  • 109Days
  • 5Hours
  • 36Minutes
  • 11Seconds
  • Day 1, February 6, 2017
  • Day 2, February 7, 2017
  • Day 3, February 8, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

aPriori User Council Meeting

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Training Workshops

aPriori for Design Engineers

Hands-On, Instructor Led Workshop designed to introduce designers and engineers to the concept of understanding how tradeoff decisions related to product design impact cost.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Open to All Registered Attendees. Cocktails, Appetizers and Conversation.

9:00 am – 9:30 am


aPriori CEO, Stephanie Feraday

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: Industry 4.0, The Digital Transformation of Manufacturing

1:00 pm –2:00 pm

Simulation-Driven Product Design Optimization

Simulation software is fast becoming an indispensable tool for engineers to optimize product designs. Hear from industry experts how to successfully implement simulation in the earliest phases of design.

2:00 pm –3:00 pm

Simulation for Sourcing

Imagine costing dozens of supply base scenarios in minutes? Imagine knowing what your products “Should Cost” long before you ever issue an RFQ. Hear from Industry Experts how dynamic supply chains are driving the need for automated costing solutions.

3:00 pm –5:00 pm

aPriori Product Workshops (for Customers Only)

  • Back to the Feature: Maximizing your Leverage of aPriori for Designers
  • Back to the Feature: Using aPriori to Drive More Productive Supplier Negotiations
  • 3:00 pm –5:00 pm

    PCM Strategy Workshops (for All Registered Attendees)

  • Help Me, Help You: The Power of Collaboration
  • Learn How to Leverage the Expertise of Your Cost Engineering Team into Early Design
  • Help Me, Help You: The Power of Collaboration
  • Learn How PCM Helps Sourcing and Suppliers Use Manufacturing Data to Improve Negotiations
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am

    Keynote Presentation: Competition – Reinvented

    Entire industries are being turned upside down as Manufacturers from LCCs are Evolving into Lean, Mean Product Development Machines, selling their products around the world and upsetting the current balance of power.

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Competition Panel Discussion

  • Tick Tock – The Pressure to Reduce TTM
  • What Strategies are Major Manufacturers employing to accelerate TTM for their products?
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Case Study

    Compressing TTM Through Improved OE/Supplier Collaboration around Cost.

    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Technology Showcase

    Meet with Software Vendors that Are Developing Innovative Solutions that Help You Design Products that Perform Better in the Field AND Deliver Greater Profit Margins for Your Company

  • aPriori Product Roadmap
  • Costing Electrical & Electronic Systems with aPriori
  • Costing of Machined Components
  • Building a Digital Factory: An Introduction to aPriori Virtual Production Environments
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Panel Discussion:

    How is Your Company Implementing Model Base Definition and What Are the Potential Benefits?