COST INSIGHT

7TH ANNUAL APRIORI PRODUCT COST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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HOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 16 –  Announcing another great case study! Tom Lefebvre, Product Cost Manager at CNH, will share the benefits CNH has experienced using aPriori, first during their pilot phase and second during their New Product Development phase. He will share benefits both expected and not expected using the tool. You won’t want to miss this one!

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.

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.

Design For Excellence with aPriori

Your Blueprint to Product Profitability

Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 East North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611

Contact +1 (312) 464-1000

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.

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  • Track 1
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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chicago 8

8:30am - 5:00 pm

APRIORI TRAINING CLASSES

aPriori will run three training programs the day before the conference begins. Managing The Data & Logic In A Virtual Factory VPE is a full day class. System Administration For Your aPriori Deployment and Creating Reports & Dashboards Using Cost Insight Report are each half day classes. Please contact your aPriori Customer Success Manager for more details.

6:00PM - 9:00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Mayfair Room

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Chicago 10

8:30am - 8:45am

Kickoff Address & Agenda Review

Chicago 8 & 9

Rick Burke, aPriori Vice President of Marketing

8:45AM - 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 8 & 9

Stephanie Feraday, aPriori President & CEO

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Case Study: Halliburton

Continuous improvement has become the mantra of the business world and most of your organization’s employees are familiar with the term. For them, it often means chaos, uncertainly, and extra work. For change managers this unfortunate reality usually means resistance. Learn how a piece of cookware provided the “ah-ha” moment for one change manager’s deployment.

Chicago 8 & 9

Kevin Duane, Senior Cost Engineering Manager

9:45am - 10:15am

Case Study: Flex

Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes across industries and markets. In this presentation, you will learn about how Flex has implemented aPriori to help produce detailed quotes to their customers in a fraction of the time of previous systems and processes.

Chicago 8 & 9

Michael Perrot, Senior Director, Global Quotes

10:15am - 10:30am

Morning Coffee & Networking

10:30am - 11:00am

Your Blueprint for Product Profitability

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

Chicago 8 & 9

David Gay and Chris Morris, aPriori

11:00am - 11:30am

Case Study: CNH

CNH Tillage Platform delivers rugged performance and reliable results to meet your needs. The company offers a full range of tillage equipment that includes Heavy-Offset Disk Harrows, True-Tandem™️ Disk Harrows, Disk Rippers, In-Line Rippers, and Field Cultivators. In this presentation, Mr. Tom Lefebvre, Product Cost Manager, will provide an overview of their first year implementation including results they have driven from several early costing projects.

Chicago 8 & 9

Tom Lefebvre, Product Cost Manager

11:30am - 12:00PM

Case Study: Alstom

Alstom Transportation designs, manufactures and markets the latest state-of-the-art mobility technologies – from high speed trains to metros, and from streetcars (LRVs) to customized services, infrastructure and signaling solutions. In this presentation, you will learn how Alstom has implemented a “Zero RFQ” program by building out VPEs that represent key supplier manufacturing capabilities.

Chicago 8 & 9

Julien Ekoinon, Cost Manager Metallic & Sébastien Girardot, aPriori Key User

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch Break

Chicago 10

1:00PM - 1:30PM

Schlumberger

Hear how Schlumberger started their journey of product digitization.

Chicago 8 & 9

Laurent Alteirac and Uyiosa Abusomwan, Schlumberger

1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Integrating aPriori & PLM to Automate Cost & Manufacturability Analysis and Highlight Components for Review

Early visibility into manufacturability issues can provide valuable information to help avoid a high volume of ECOs late in the design cycle and ensure target costs are achieved. Dave and Pat will talk about how a lack of engineering bandwidth and insufficient throughput in cost engineering prevent organizations from undertaking manufacturability and cost analysis across their product teams.

Chicago 8 & 9

Dave Ondrias & Pat O'Brien, aPriori

2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

Managing Risk with Suppliers

Managing risk with suppliers considering the impact of tariffs, complex parts, and complexity.

Chicago 8 & 9

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

What’s All the Buzz Around Additive Costing?

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

Mayfair

Steve Peck & Mark Dignum, aPriori

2:05 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

2:35PM - 3:00 PM
2:35PM - 3:00 PM

Managing Risk with Suppliers

Managing risk with suppliers considering the impact of tariffs, complex parts, and complexity.

Chicago 8 & 9

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:35PM - 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

2:35PM - 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 8 & 9

Carsten Hochmuth

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Using aPriori to find Cost Outliers in Current Spend

Bulk Costing & Outlier Analysis are one of the most powerful tools in the aPriori platform. In this presentation, learn how you can batch process hundreds or thousands of parts and compare the aPriori calculated value vs. the current price they are paying to identify outliers to pursue for cost reduction.

Mayfair

Pat Vessely, Product Cost Consultants

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Streamlining aPriori Upgrades and VPE Maintenance - 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 8 & 9

Mackenzie Merrick, 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

Mike Wildt, Founder & Managing Director, Global Supply Innovations

4:00 PM - 4:30PM

Streamlining aPriori Upgrades and VPE Maintenance - Part 2

This session will be a continuation of the previous session.

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 8 & 9

Anthony Giuffrida, aPriori

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

Transitioning to aPriori's Cloud Solution

Moving to the aPriori Cloud solution can help your business drive wider user adoption, introduce new role-based web apps to design engineers and other stakeholders and increase cross-functional collaboration, while reducing or eliminating the need for IT infrastructure and resources. Learn about the process and best practices for migrating your aPriori deployment to the cloud.

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

Chicago 10

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Agenda Review

Chicago 8 & 9

Rick Burke, VP Marketing

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 8 & 9

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 8 & 9

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 8 & 9

Brian Frank and Dan Miles

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 Daniel Patterson as he shares how aPriori analyzes a CAD model to generate a cost estimate for machined components. 

Daniel Patterson, aPriori

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 and Stephanie Mills, 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 provide a detailed overview of the advances in Sheet Metal Forming to include Hydroforming, Stretch Forming – Traverse, and Stretch Forming – Longitudinal.

Daniel Patterson

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.

Mark Dignum & Stephanie Mills, 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.

Craig Fischer

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Chicago 10

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: Kenworth Truck Company

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 - 2:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Chicago 8 & 9

David Ondrias, aPriori

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Conference Wrap-Up

Chicago 8 & 9

Stephanie Feraday

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

aPriori User Council Meeting

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

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  • Track 2
  • Track 3
  • Speaker
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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chicago 8

8:30am - 5:00 pm

APRIORI TRAINING CLASSES

aPriori will run three training programs the day before the conference begins. Managing The Data & Logic In A Virtual Factory VPE is a full day class. System Administration For Your aPriori Deployment and Creating Reports & Dashboards Using Cost Insight Report are each half day classes. Please contact your aPriori Customer Success Manager for more details.

6:00PM - 9:00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Mayfair Room

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

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Chicago 10

8:30am - 8:45am

Kickoff Address & Agenda Review

Chicago 8 & 9

Rick Burke, aPriori Vice President of Marketing

8:45AM - 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 8 & 9

Stephanie Feraday, aPriori President & CEO

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Case Study: Halliburton

Continuous improvement has become the mantra of the business world and most of your organization’s employees are familiar with the term. For them, it often means chaos, uncertainly, and extra work. For change managers this unfortunate reality usually means resistance. Learn how a piece of cookware provided the “ah-ha” moment for one change manager’s deployment.

Chicago 8 & 9

Kevin Duane, Senior Cost Engineering Manager

9:45am - 10:15am

Case Study: Flex

Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes across industries and markets. In this presentation, you will learn about how Flex has implemented aPriori to help produce detailed quotes to their customers in a fraction of the time of previous systems and processes.

Chicago 8 & 9

Michael Perrot, Senior Director, Global Quotes

10:15am - 10:30am

Morning Coffee & Networking

10:30am - 11:00am

Your Blueprint for Product Profitability

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

Chicago 8 & 9

David Gay and Chris Morris, aPriori

11:00am - 11:30am

Case Study: CNH

CNH Tillage Platform delivers rugged performance and reliable results to meet your needs. The company offers a full range of tillage equipment that includes Heavy-Offset Disk Harrows, True-Tandem™️ Disk Harrows, Disk Rippers, In-Line Rippers, and Field Cultivators. In this presentation, Mr. Tom Lefebvre, Product Cost Manager, will provide an overview of their first year implementation including results they have driven from several early costing projects.

Chicago 8 & 9

Tom Lefebvre, Product Cost Manager

11:30am - 12:00PM

Case Study: Alstom

Alstom Transportation designs, manufactures and markets the latest state-of-the-art mobility technologies – from high speed trains to metros, and from streetcars (LRVs) to customized services, infrastructure and signaling solutions. In this presentation, you will learn how Alstom has implemented a “Zero RFQ” program by building out VPEs that represent key supplier manufacturing capabilities.

Chicago 8 & 9

Julien Ekoinon, Cost Manager Metallic & Sébastien Girardot, aPriori Key User

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch Break

Chicago 10

1:00PM - 1:30PM

Schlumberger

Hear how Schlumberger started their journey of product digitization.

Chicago 8 & 9

Laurent Alteirac and Uyiosa Abusomwan, Schlumberger

1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Integrating aPriori & PLM to Automate Cost & Manufacturability Analysis and Highlight Components for Review

Early visibility into manufacturability issues can provide valuable information to help avoid a high volume of ECOs late in the design cycle and ensure target costs are achieved. Dave and Pat will talk about how a lack of engineering bandwidth and insufficient throughput in cost engineering prevent organizations from undertaking manufacturability and cost analysis across their product teams.

Chicago 8 & 9

Dave Ondrias & Pat O'Brien, aPriori

2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

Managing Risk with Suppliers

Managing risk with suppliers considering the impact of tariffs, complex parts, and complexity.

Chicago 8 & 9

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:05 PM - 2:30 PM

What’s All the Buzz Around Additive Costing?

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

Mayfair

Steve Peck & Mark Dignum, aPriori

2:05 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

2:35PM - 3:00 PM
2:35PM - 3:00 PM

Managing Risk with Suppliers

Managing risk with suppliers considering the impact of tariffs, complex parts, and complexity.

Chicago 8 & 9

Abe Chaves, aPriori

2:35PM - 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

2:35PM - 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 8 & 9

Carsten Hochmuth

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Using aPriori to find Cost Outliers in Current Spend

Bulk Costing & Outlier Analysis are one of the most powerful tools in the aPriori platform. In this presentation, learn how you can batch process hundreds or thousands of parts and compare the aPriori calculated value vs. the current price they are paying to identify outliers to pursue for cost reduction.

Mayfair

Pat Vessely, Product Cost Consultants

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Streamlining aPriori Upgrades and VPE Maintenance - 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 8 & 9

Mackenzie Merrick, 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

Mike Wildt, Founder & Managing Director, Global Supply Innovations

4:00 PM - 4:30PM

Streamlining aPriori Upgrades and VPE Maintenance - Part 2

This session will be a continuation of the previous session.

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 8 & 9

Anthony Giuffrida, aPriori

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Transitioning to aPriori's Cloud Solution

Moving to the aPriori Cloud solution can help your business drive wider user adoption, introduce new role-based web apps to design engineers and other stakeholders and increase cross-functional collaboration, while reducing or eliminating the need for IT infrastructure and resources. Learn about the process and best practices for migrating your aPriori deployment to the cloud.

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.

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

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Chicago 10

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Agenda Review

Chicago 8 & 9

Rick Burke, VP Marketing

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 8 & 9

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 8 & 9

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 8 & 9

Brian Frank and Dan Miles

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 Daniel Patterson as he shares how aPriori analyzes a CAD model to generate a cost estimate for machined components. 

Daniel Patterson, aPriori

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 and Stephanie Mills, 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 provide a detailed overview of the advances in Sheet Metal Forming to include Hydroforming, Stretch Forming – Traverse, and Stretch Forming – Longitudinal.

Daniel Patterson

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.

Mark Dignum & Stephanie Mills, 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.

Craig Fischer

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Chicago 10

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: Kenworth Truck Company

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 - 2:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Chicago 8 & 9

David Ondrias, aPriori

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Conference Wrap-Up

Chicago 8 & 9

Stephanie Feraday

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

Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

aPriori User Council Meeting

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