April 11 – Another great case study to announce! Day 2 of the Cost Insight conference will feature a Case Study from Tonni Rasmussen, Senior Cost & Value Engineer, Purchase Excellence & Cost Out team at Grundfos. Tonni’s presentation will reveal how aPriori was used successfully to simulate suppliers manufacturing process cost on both cast and machined parts, making it possible for them to more effectively challenge suppliers on cost quotes, and ultimately reduce overall product cost.
March 5 - aPriori is pleased to announce that Heath Wall, Senior Analyst, Cost Systems at Whirlpool will lead a workshop session “Cost Model Work Bench for the Non-Programmer”. Whirlpool has deployed aPriori across their Global Cost Team and has extensive experience configuring aPriori to meet their unique requirements.
March 1 - Announcing another great Case Study! Joe Wackerman, Technical Leader - Global Engineering Operations at Cisco Systems will be discussing how his team has driven significant benefits through their deployment of aPriori over the past 4 years.
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.
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.
aPriori is always pushing boundaries to discover and deliver new capabilities. New this year will be a Technology Showcase where aPriori’s top technical experts will be demonstrating the latest software advancements. Share tips & techniques and ask questions about planned enhancements. Dedicated stations will include Design for Manufacturability, Design to Cost, Reporting & Dashboards, Machining Cost Models, Casting Models, Plastic Molding Models and much more.
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.
This is the place to be when you are talking about product cost management. Whether you are a user of the software, a VPE manager, a cost engineer or in sourcing, you will find something in it for you that you cannot miss!
Wherever you are at in your aPriori journey, still deciding, early user, or seasoned user, there are many things to gain by attending. Through learning tracks, networking, and case studies, there is incredible information and insight anyone can use.
The Cost Insight Conference provides multiple benefits for those who attend and engage in the spirit of the event. The opportunity to network comparing product cost management strategies is equally valuable to the direct product knowledge provided by aPriori.
Agenda will change and evolve as additional session details and speakers become available.