COST INSIGHT

7TH ANNUAL APRIORI PRODUCT COST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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HOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 6 – We are very pleased to announce that Mr. James Diedesch of Kenworth Truck Company will be delivering a presentation titled: “Costing without Established Geometry”. In order to perform an aPriori analysis the end user needs a solid model to extract geometric cost drivers. In this presentation Kenworth will showcase ways of costing with aPriori when no usable geometry has been previously established.

We are getting ready to announce an exciting case study here. Stay tuned for more details!

July 29 – We are excited to announce that one of our long-time customers AGCO has agreed to do a presentation at our Cost Insight conference.  This presentation will focus on how AGCO uses measured cycle times from the plant floor of several factories to build highly tuned VPEs in aPriori.  This presentation will be delivered by Mr. Scott Eyman who is the Director, NA Quality, Grain and Protein and Stan Kroeker, who is in the Engineering IT organization.

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Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 East North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611

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Group Rate Available: $195/night Group Room Block Expires at midnight on Sept 11 Link to Hotel Reservation for Group Room Rate will be emailed to you following registration for the conference.

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2019 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Agenda will change and evolve as additional session details and speakers become available.

  • Legend:
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Speaker
  • Room Location
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chicago 8

8:30am - 5:00 pm

APRIORI TRAINING CLASSES

aPriori will run several training programs the day before the conference begins. Check back in August for specific details on classes to be offered.

6:00PM - 9:00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Mayfair Room

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Chicago 8

8:30am - 8:45am

Kickoff Address & Agenda Review

Chicago 9 & 10

Rick Burke, aPriori Vice President of Marketing

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Your Blueprint For Product Profitability

aPriori has invested more than a decade of effort into building the only solution on the market today that covers manufacturability analysis and cost use cases across the entire product lifecycle and can be used by experts and novices alike. Learn about the latest developments and plans for the future.

Chicago 9 & 10

Stephanie Feraday, aPriori President & CEO

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Customer Case Study

Stay tuned for an impending announcement

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

9:45am - 10:15am

Case Study

We're working on a good one for this slot. Stay tuned for an imminent update.

Chicago 9 & 10

10:15am - 10:45am

Morning Coffee & Technology Showcase

10:45am - 11:15am

Your Blueprint for Product Profitability

Learn how aPriori customers are tying Corporate Business Initiative goals and strategies to aPriori Success Plans

Chicago 9 & 10

David Gay, aPriori

11:15am - 11:35am

Case Study

Learn how aPriori customers successfully implement aPriori.

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

11:40am - 12:00PM

Case Study

Learn from one of our experienced customers how to successfully on-board your end users and drive fast time to value from your aPriori deployment.

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch Break

Chicago 8

1:00PM - 1:30PM

PLM Integration Case Study

Learn How to Integrate Bulk Costing w/ TeamCenter to Automatically Generate a First Cost at Check-In

Nikita Shah, aPriori

1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Automating Costing & PLM Integration Strategies -- Early Viz DFMC

Integrating aPriori & PLM to automate prelimary costing & manufacturing analysis and highlight components for review

Chicago 9 & 10

Dave Ondrias & Pat O'Brien, aPriori

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Managing the Impact of Tariffs

Troubled by constantly escalating material costs driven by government imposed tariffs? Learn how aPriori can help you predict the impact of material pricing changes to your product cost.

Chicago 9 & 10

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Learn how to work with aPriori's Additive Manufacturing cost model.

Mayfair

Steve Peck & Mark Dignum, aPriori

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Using aPriori PCM to Support Light Weighting Initiatives

Many industries are struggling with how to drive weight out of their vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Learn how aPriori can help you Design to Weight in this workshop.

Ontario

Bill Grieves and Terry Joyce, aPriori

2:30PM - 3:00 PM
2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Managing the Impact of Tariffs

Troubled by constantly escalating material costs driven by government imposed tariffs? Learn how aPriori can help you predict the impact of material pricing changes to your product cost.

Chicago 9 & 10

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Composites Costing

Many companies are starting to include composite materials and manufacturing as part of their strategy to reduce weight, improve performance and fuel efficiency. Learn about aPriori's new composites cost model scheduled for release as part of aPriori 2019 R2 in the Fall of 2019.

Mayfair

Steve Peck and Karen Gold, aPriori

2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Using aPriori to Support Supplier Collaboration for New Product Design

In this workshop, you will learn how to work more effectively with your suppliers to leverage their expert feedback on your innovative new designs.

Ontario

Bill Grieves and Terry Joyce, aPriori

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:00PM
3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Cost Insight Design Showcase

Learn about aPriori's newest web application - Cost Insight Design. This product was built specifically for Designers and Engineers who want to generate quick cost estimates and design for manufacturability analyses in the early stages of the product lifecycle.

Chicago 9 & 10

Carsten Hochmuth

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Using aPriori to find Cost Outliers in Current Spend

Mayfair

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Deployment Leaders - Part 1

This session and the following session are designed for individuals that are responsible for leading and implementing changes to your company's aPriori infrastructure. Topics to be covered will include: steamlining VPE maintenance and updates on advancements for VPE configuration & update tools.

Ontario

Barton Phinney & Pat O'Brien, aPriori

4:00 PM - 4:30PM
4:00 PM - 4:30PM

How to Use Cost Insight DTC Reports

In this workshop you will learn how to use Cost Insight DTC Reports to quickly find components with potential manfacturability issues.

Chicago 9 & 10

Nikita Shah, aPriori

4:00 PM - 4:30PM

Using aPriori for Fact-Based Negotiations

In this session, we will be discussing practical methodologies on how to use aPriori for Fact-Based Negotiation.

Mayfair

TBD

4:00 PM - 4:30PM

Deployment Leaders - Part 2

This session will be a continuation of the previous session Deployment Leaders Part 1.

Ontario

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Interpreting aPriori Design for Manufacturability & Cost Data

Learn how to interpret aPriori DFMC feedback to optimize product design.

Chicago 9 & 10

Anthony Giuffrida, aPriori

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Using aPriori to Support Automated Quoting

Mayfair

David Gay, aPriori

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Deploying aPriori's Cloud Solution

Learn all the tips and techniques required to deploy aPriori's new cloud solution offering.

Ontario

Carsten Hochmuth

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Break to Check eMail / vMail

6:00 PM - 10:00PM

Customer Appreciation Dinner

What will it be this year? We have another spectacular dinner event planned as a big "Thank You" to all our customers. All conference attendees are invited to attend.

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Agenda Review

Chicago 9 & 10

Scott Carlyle, EVP Global Business Operations

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

aPriori Product Roadmap Review

Hear about all the new capabilities that aPriori will launch with the 2019 R2 release that is scheduled to be available in the late Fall, including: major upgrades to Cost Insight Design and new cost models like Composites and Extrusions. Don't miss it!

Chicago 9 & 10

Julie Driscoll, Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Product Management

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

aPriori User Council Presentation

The aPriori User Council works side-by-side with aPriori product managers and developers throughout the year to help guide the product roadmap and provide feedback on new concepts and ideas. In this presentation you will hear about some of the accomplishments of the past year and plans for the future.

Chicago 9 & 10

Heath Wall, Whirlpool

9:45 AM - 10:15 PM

Guest Speaker: The Power of Generative Design & Concept Design Costing

Hear from aPriori's newest partner Autodesk about their exciting Fusion 360 Generative Design module that helps product teams generate dozens of new concept designs from a single model. As part of this new partnership, Autodesk has embedded aPriori into their Generative Design product so all concept designs now include a manufacturing cost estimate.

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

10:15PM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break & aPriori Technology Showcase

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commodity Workshop - Machined Components

Join aPriori's top experts in costing for machining operations as they deliver an depth workshop on how to leverage the extensive suite of capabilities in this manufacturing process cost model.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commodity Workshop - Electronics Part 1

Learn how to cost wire harnesses and printed circuit boards using aPriori integrated with Silicon Expert to access electronic component data in the cost process.

Mark Dignum, aPriori

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commodity Workshop - Extrusions

Extrusions is one of the most requested cost models by our customers and we are delivering it with aPriori 2019 R2 in the November timeframe. See it first at Cost Insight!

Karen Gold, aPriori

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Commodity Workshop - Advances in Sheetmetal Forming

This session will include discussion and demonstrations of the latest advances in sheet metal forming, including hydroforming, stretch forming, etc.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Commodity Workshop - Electronics Part 2

The deep dive into costing wire harnesses and printed circuit boards continues in Part 2 of this workshop.

Karen Gold, aPriori

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Commodity Workshop - Plastics

If you make components with injection molded plastics, insert- and/or over-molding, this is the session for you. Hear about the latest upgrades to some of our newest plastic cost models.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Case Study - AGCO Corporation

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions that is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. Learn how AGCO has used cycle timing studies on their manufacturing plant floors to fine tune their cost models for specific product lines in specific plants.

Scott Eyman, Director, Quality & Stan Kroeker, Engineering IT, AGCO Corporation

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Case Study: Costing without Established Geometry by Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company, a division of PACCAR, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks. In this presentation Mr. Diedesch will showcase ways of costing with aPriori when no usable geometry has been previously established.

James Diedesch, Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor, Kenworth

1:40 PM - 2:00PM

Case Study: TBD

Stay tuned for exciting details about this industry case study!

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Conference Wrap Up

Stephanie Feraday, aPriori

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

aPriori User Council Meeting

By invitation only. attendees must be active participants in the aPriori User Council.

  • Legend:
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Speaker
  • Room Location
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chicago 8

8:30am - 5:00 pm

APRIORI TRAINING CLASSES

aPriori will run several training programs the day before the conference begins. Check back in August for specific details on classes to be offered.

6:00PM - 9:00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Mayfair Room

  • Legend:
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Speaker
  • Room Location
7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Chicago 8

8:30am - 8:45am

Kickoff Address & Agenda Review

Chicago 9 & 10

Rick Burke, aPriori Vice President of Marketing

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Your Blueprint For Product Profitability

aPriori has invested more than a decade of effort into building the only solution on the market today that covers manufacturability analysis and cost use cases across the entire product lifecycle and can be used by experts and novices alike. Learn about the latest developments and plans for the future.

Chicago 9 & 10

Stephanie Feraday, aPriori President & CEO

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Customer Case Study

Stay tuned for an impending announcement

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

9:45am - 10:15am

Case Study

We're working on a good one for this slot. Stay tuned for an imminent update.

Chicago 9 & 10

10:15am - 10:45am

Morning Coffee & Technology Showcase

10:45am - 11:15am

Your Blueprint for Product Profitability

Learn how aPriori customers are tying Corporate Business Initiative goals and strategies to aPriori Success Plans

Chicago 9 & 10

David Gay, aPriori

11:15am - 11:35am

Case Study

Learn how aPriori customers successfully implement aPriori.

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

11:40am - 12:00PM

Case Study

Learn from one of our experienced customers how to successfully on-board your end users and drive fast time to value from your aPriori deployment.

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch Break

Chicago 8

1:00PM - 1:30PM

PLM Integration Case Study

Learn How to Integrate Bulk Costing w/ TeamCenter to Automatically Generate a First Cost at Check-In

Nikita Shah, aPriori

1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Automating Costing & PLM Integration Strategies -- Early Viz DFMC

Integrating aPriori & PLM to automate prelimary costing & manufacturing analysis and highlight components for review

Chicago 9 & 10

Dave Ondrias & Pat O'Brien, aPriori

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Managing the Impact of Tariffs

Troubled by constantly escalating material costs driven by government imposed tariffs? Learn how aPriori can help you predict the impact of material pricing changes to your product cost.

Chicago 9 & 10

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Learn how to work with aPriori's Additive Manufacturing cost model.

Mayfair

Steve Peck & Mark Dignum, aPriori

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Using aPriori PCM to Support Light Weighting Initiatives

Many industries are struggling with how to drive weight out of their vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Learn how aPriori can help you Design to Weight in this workshop.

Ontario

Bill Grieves and Terry Joyce, aPriori

2:30PM - 3:00 PM
2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Managing the Impact of Tariffs

Troubled by constantly escalating material costs driven by government imposed tariffs? Learn how aPriori can help you predict the impact of material pricing changes to your product cost.

Chicago 9 & 10

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Composites Costing

Many companies are starting to include composite materials and manufacturing as part of their strategy to reduce weight, improve performance and fuel efficiency. Learn about aPriori's new composites cost model scheduled for release as part of aPriori 2019 R2 in the Fall of 2019.

Mayfair

Steve Peck and Karen Gold, aPriori

2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Using aPriori to Support Supplier Collaboration for New Product Design

In this workshop, you will learn how to work more effectively with your suppliers to leverage their expert feedback on your innovative new designs.

Ontario

Bill Grieves and Terry Joyce, aPriori

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:00PM
3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Cost Insight Design Showcase

Learn about aPriori's newest web application - Cost Insight Design. This product was built specifically for Designers and Engineers who want to generate quick cost estimates and design for manufacturability analyses in the early stages of the product lifecycle.

Chicago 9 & 10

Carsten Hochmuth

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Using aPriori to find Cost Outliers in Current Spend

Mayfair

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Deployment Leaders - Part 1

This session and the following session are designed for individuals that are responsible for leading and implementing changes to your company's aPriori infrastructure. Topics to be covered will include: steamlining VPE maintenance and updates on advancements for VPE configuration & update tools.

Ontario

Barton Phinney & Pat O'Brien, aPriori

4:00 PM - 4:30PM
4:00 PM - 4:30PM

How to Use Cost Insight DTC Reports

In this workshop you will learn how to use Cost Insight DTC Reports to quickly find components with potential manfacturability issues.

Chicago 9 & 10

Nikita Shah, aPriori

4:00 PM - 4:30PM

Using aPriori for Fact-Based Negotiations

In this session, we will be discussing practical methodologies on how to use aPriori for Fact-Based Negotiation.

Mayfair

TBD

4:00 PM - 4:30PM

Deployment Leaders - Part 2

This session will be a continuation of the previous session Deployment Leaders Part 1.

Ontario

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Interpreting aPriori Design for Manufacturability & Cost Data

Learn how to interpret aPriori DFMC feedback to optimize product design.

Chicago 9 & 10

Anthony Giuffrida, aPriori

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Using aPriori to Support Automated Quoting

Mayfair

David Gay, aPriori

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Deploying aPriori's Cloud Solution

Learn all the tips and techniques required to deploy aPriori's new cloud solution offering.

Ontario

Carsten Hochmuth

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Break to Check eMail / vMail

6:00 PM - 10:00PM

Customer Appreciation Dinner

What will it be this year? We have another spectacular dinner event planned as a big "Thank You" to all our customers. All conference attendees are invited to attend.

  • Legend:
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Speaker
  • Room Location
7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Agenda Review

Chicago 9 & 10

Scott Carlyle, EVP Global Business Operations

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

aPriori Product Roadmap Review

Hear about all the new capabilities that aPriori will launch with the 2019 R2 release that is scheduled to be available in the late Fall, including: major upgrades to Cost Insight Design and new cost models like Composites and Extrusions. Don't miss it!

Chicago 9 & 10

Julie Driscoll, Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Product Management

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

aPriori User Council Presentation

The aPriori User Council works side-by-side with aPriori product managers and developers throughout the year to help guide the product roadmap and provide feedback on new concepts and ideas. In this presentation you will hear about some of the accomplishments of the past year and plans for the future.

Chicago 9 & 10

Heath Wall, Whirlpool

9:45 AM - 10:15 PM

Guest Speaker: The Power of Generative Design & Concept Design Costing

Hear from aPriori's newest partner Autodesk about their exciting Fusion 360 Generative Design module that helps product teams generate dozens of new concept designs from a single model. As part of this new partnership, Autodesk has embedded aPriori into their Generative Design product so all concept designs now include a manufacturing cost estimate.

Chicago 9 & 10

TBD

10:15PM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break & aPriori Technology Showcase

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commodity Workshop - Machined Components

Join aPriori's top experts in costing for machining operations as they deliver an depth workshop on how to leverage the extensive suite of capabilities in this manufacturing process cost model.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commodity Workshop - Electronics Part 1

Learn how to cost wire harnesses and printed circuit boards using aPriori integrated with Silicon Expert to access electronic component data in the cost process.

Mark Dignum, aPriori

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commodity Workshop - Extrusions

Extrusions is one of the most requested cost models by our customers and we are delivering it with aPriori 2019 R2 in the November timeframe. See it first at Cost Insight!

Karen Gold, aPriori

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Commodity Workshop - Advances in Sheetmetal Forming

This session will include discussion and demonstrations of the latest advances in sheet metal forming, including hydroforming, stretch forming, etc.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Commodity Workshop - Electronics Part 2

The deep dive into costing wire harnesses and printed circuit boards continues in Part 2 of this workshop.

Karen Gold, aPriori

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Commodity Workshop - Plastics

If you make components with injection molded plastics, insert- and/or over-molding, this is the session for you. Hear about the latest upgrades to some of our newest plastic cost models.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Case Study - AGCO Corporation

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions that is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. Learn how AGCO has used cycle timing studies on their manufacturing plant floors to fine tune their cost models for specific product lines in specific plants.

Scott Eyman, Director, Quality & Stan Kroeker, Engineering IT, AGCO Corporation

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Case Study: Costing without Established Geometry by Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company, a division of PACCAR, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks. In this presentation Mr. Diedesch will showcase ways of costing with aPriori when no usable geometry has been previously established.

James Diedesch, Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor, Kenworth

1:40 PM - 2:00PM

Case Study: TBD

Stay tuned for exciting details about this industry case study!

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Conference Wrap Up

Stephanie Feraday, aPriori

  • Legend:
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Speaker
  • Room Location
7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

aPriori User Council Meeting

By invitation only. attendees must be active participants in the aPriori User Council.