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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

MAKING PROFITABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY A REALITY FOR A BETTER WORLD

Learn how aPriori’s customers are using manufacturing insights technology to improve profitability, deliver innovative new products to market as efficiently as possible, and calculate and reduce carbon emissions from their manufacturing operations. Hear from global manufacturing powerhouses like Scania, Spirit AeroSystems, Carrier, Signify, Thermo Fisher (and more). The event is designed to meet the specific needs of designers and engineers, cost engineers, sourcing specialists, and manufacturers who are struggling with inflation, accelerating cash flow, and managing new sustainability regulations.

Registration includes all access to an immersive, 2-day Manufacturing Insights experience.

 

Designing for Manufacturability

Product Sustainability

Supply Chain Collaboration

Case Study & Keynote Announcements

Our Journey to Sustainable Manufacturing

Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment. During this exciting case study, Scania will share the advantages of running CO2 calculations in aPriori.

How Digitalization Helps Woodward Address the Labor Shortage

Woodward designs and manufactures energy control and optimization solutions for aerospace and industrial markets. Learn how they are tackling the labor shortage problem in manufacturing with aPriori's digital factories and self-quoting options to move thousands of parts at nearly a 90% velocity improvement.

rob lidster manufacturing insights apriori

Strategies for Overcoming Challenges with Today's Supply Chains

aPriori President & CEO, Stephanie Feraday, will be joined by Rob Lidster, former CPO at General Electric Appliances, for this timely conversation on the main stage.

TICKET PRICES

TICKET

$595

Early Bird Discount

Early bird discount expires Sep 15, 2022

TICKET

$695

aPriori Customers

Regular Conference Price For aPriori Customers

TICKET

$795

General Public

Regular Conference Price For Non aPriori Customers

LOCATION

Hotel

Boston Marriott Long Wharf

Location

296 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts, USA 02109
+1 617-227-0800

2022 CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30AM - 12:00PM

Intro to Cost Insight Design

During this introductory course focused on the design engineer, students will see and then perform labs on core aPriori concepts, loading and costing parts, assemblies, and collaboration to become proficient in the core abilities, capabilities, and user interface of Cost Insight Design. This course is an additional fee and is not included in the conference registration.

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Beacon Faneuil

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Design for Manufacturability and Cost in aP Profesional

During this course, participants will learn the fundamental principles behind Design for Manufacturability and Cost (DFMC) and the recommended workflows for various process groups. This course is an additional fee and is not included in the conference registration.

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Beacon Faneuil

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

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Harbor View Ballroom

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Breakfast

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Palm Garden

8:30am - 8:45am

Kickoff Address & Agenda Review

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Philippe Adam, aPriori Chief Marketing Officer

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Salons A-L

8:45am - 9:15am

Making Profitability & Sustainability a Reality for a Better World

Is it possible to implement a strategy for Sustainable Manufacturing and still deliver profitable products to market? aPriori lets you optimize both at the same time. Learn more in this presentation from aPriori's President and CEO.

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Stephanie Feraday, aPriori President & CEO

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Salons A-L

9:20am - 9:45am

Case Study: Business Transformation through aPriori

aPriori offers many different software solutions to address key business challenges; however, there are not many companies that know how to pull them all together to gain maximum efficiency. Through this presentation we will touch on each and how Carrier has digitized the cost engineering process and will continue to maximize the effectiveness of aPriori across business units.

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Tristan Abend, Carrier Corporation, Manager, Value Engineering

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Salons A-L

9:50am - 10:30am

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Overcoming Challenges with Today's Supply Chains

Join us for a moderated panel discussion and learn about new strategies to address lingering supply chain issues.

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Rob Lidster, former CPO, GE Appliances; moderator will be aPriori President and CEO, Stephanie Feraday

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Salons A-L

10:30am - 11:15am

Morning Coffee & Networking Break w/ Technology Showcase

For those of you that love new technology, enjoy a cup of coffee, network with your peers and watch product demos of aPriori's latest and greatest technology innovations.

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Ballroom Lobby

11:15am - 11:45am

Accelerate Time to Market with Better Team Collaboration

This group presentation will focus on how to improve productivity and get your optimized products to market faster when your entire product team works together on a single cloud-based platform.

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Team aPriori, including: James Ferguson, Cormac Eastwood, Barton Phinney, and Samantha Scaglione

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Salons A-L

11:50am - 12:15pm

Case Study: How Digitalization Helps Us Address the Labor Shortage

The US Machining Labor market is tightening due to labor availability. 75% of machinists in the US are over 45 years of age, and there is no easy solution to mitigate this challenge (Gartner). Woodward is working on this challenge in several ways. Join this presentation to learn how.

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Chris Platz, Woodward, Global Commodity/Category Manager

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Salons A-L

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Break

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Palm Garden

5 Tracks

Scroll to the right for additional tracks

1:15pm - 1:50pm
1:55pm - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 3:45pm
3:50pm - 4:35pm

Designing for
Manufacturability

Product designers and engineers will learn how to identify and eliminate design issues that could inflate manufacturing cost and slow time to product launch.

Design Engineering Tips for Reducing Manufacturing Costs on New Product Designs

A focused session keying in on DFM, minimizing setup costs, material selection, tolerances, material finishes, minimize waste, make vs buy, etc and how aPriori helps

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Alison Leedham, aPriori

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Salons HI

Comparing Design-to-Cost and Design-to-Value

What are the differences and how aPriori can help you with either and maintain profitability.

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Matthew Hinshaw, aPriori

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Salons HI

Afternoon Coffee Break/Technology Showcase

aP Pro Tips and Tricks - How to be More Productive on a Day to Day Basis, Learn from the aP Pros

A selection of the aPriori application engineers favorite time saving tips and productivity tricks to make you more productive.

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Erik Osvold

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Salons HI

Best Practices for Holistic Design

By thinking more holistically about the impact of product design and working with rest of the business, it can largely avoid unwanted, “surprise” costs. 

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Samuel Ellis

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Salons HI

Product Sustainability

One of the hottest trends in product manufacturing today is the drive to build more sustainable products. Learn how aPriori digital factories can help your team calculate the CO2 emissions generated by the manufacturing process for your products.

Design for Sustainability - How to Design Products with Lower Environmental Impact

Learn how aPriori's emerging Product Sustainability solution can help you move from Sustainability "Intent" to Sustainability "Action".

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Mark Rushton, aPriori

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Salons JK

Does Sustainable Design Have to be More Expensive?
How Can Sustainable Design Improve Profitability?

In this session, we will show how you can still design high performance products without increasing your costs by also making these products more sustainable.

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Gibson Peters

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Salons JK

Afternoon Coffee Break/Technology Showcase

Partnering for Sustainability

Join this panel discussion to hear how aPriori has been working with customers to advance our Sustainability solution that tracks CO2e emissions from product manufacturing.

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Chris Jeznach, aPriori

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Salons J-K

Partnering for Sustainability (continued)

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Carsten Hochmuth, aPriori

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Salon J-K

Supply Chain Collaboration

This track is for those in sourcing or cost estimators in the supply chain who want to learn how aPriori can facilitate a more lean, strategic relationship.

How to Mitigate Risk in a Changing Market Environment

With inflation, labor shortage, geopolitical disruption and more, how can you mitigate risk and utilize your cash flow smarter. In this session we will identify the different insights and strategies that will improve your supply chain resiliency.

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Abe Chaves, aPriori

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Quincy Haymarket

Sourcing Trust and Transparency through Shared Manufacturing Insights

aPriori will be rolling out a new collaboration capability called aP Workspace. Learn more about how this new solution can help product teams work more effectively and accelerate new innovations to market faster.

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Barton Phinney

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Quincy Haymarket

Afternoon Coffee Break/Technology Showcase

A Guide to Building Better Relationships Using Digital Factories

How to enable more efficient, fact-based conversations with your suppliers.

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Ishan Bhide, aPriori

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Quincy Haymarket

The Road to Zero RFQ

How to significantly improve your sourcing process by implementing quoteless sourcing strategies.

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Tyler Kopydlowski

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Quincy Haymarket

Experts Only

This is an advanced track for aPriori customers who have been using the product for a number of years and want to discuss more complex topics.

Managing Materials and Machines (Advanced)

How To: Use aP material scaling factors (with example and questions), strategies to manage digital factories and best practices from aPriori Expert Services

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Emily Davis

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Beacon Faneuil

Utilizing aP Analytics to Get the Most out of Your aPriori Deployment

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David McDermaid, aPriori

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Beacon Faneuil

Afternoon Coffee Break/Technology Showcase

Common Configurations to Increase Efficiency of Costing in aPriori

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Matthew Roy, aPriori

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Beacon Faneuil

How to use CAD Attribute mapping - highlighting use with plugins

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Daniel Patterson

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Beacon Faneuil

Executives (by invitation only)

This track is designed for Senior Business Executives and is by invitation only. The format of all 3 topics below will be moderated roundtable discussion.

Turning Inflation Disruptions into Competitive Differentiators

Discuss how automating manufacturing simulation can unlock significant product cost improvements. Also, discuss how supply chain disruption can be a catalyst to develop shorter supply chains with stronger climate credentials.

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Moderators: Bernard Hensey, Former VP Commercial Business at Boeing Global Services; Adam Robbins, Principal Director, Accenture; Philippe Adam, Chief Marketing Officer, aPriori

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Harbor View Ballroom

Design for X (DfX): A Game Changer for Manufacturers

Designing/redesigning critical products - the starting point to optimize product cost and develop a resilient supply chain. Along with that, DfX represents a unique opportunity for sourcing/cost engineering teams to create value beyond just cutting costs.

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Moderators: Hank Marcy, Former VP Product Development, Johnson Controls/Hitachi;

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Harbor View Ballroom

Afternoon Coffee Break/Technology Showcase

When Sustainability Accelerates Innovation and Drives Growth

Discuss how to go from Digital Thread to Green Digital Thread: Adding sustainability impact to your Digital Twin, Digital Factories, and Digital Manufacturing processes to make Profitability and Sustainability a reality.

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Moderators

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Harbor View Ballroom

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Caresoft Case Study: Using Benchmarking to Gain a Competitive Edge

In today’s competitive market, any minor competitive edge is a major advantage. Caresoft’s technology and expertise for Benchmarking and Cost Reduction Interventions can be that competitive edge. See how Caresoft applies their award-winning benchmarking method to drive actionable results. Their unique DeltaCosting™ methodology and framework, utilizing aPriori where applicable, is transforming competitive benchmarking from weight-driven to cost-driven analytics to provide Competitive Intelligence on Design Fitness.

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Arjun Nagendra, VP of Global Operations with Manojdeep Jasrotia, Director, Industrial and Manufacturing Services

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Salons A-L

5:15pm - 6:00pm

Break for eMail/VMail

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4:00pm - 7:00pm

Executive/VIP Event

By invitation only

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City Winery, North End, Boston

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Customer Appreciation Dinner

All conference attendees are invited to join us at Boston's historic Fenway Park for a fun night of backstage tours, a top-shelf dinner experience and a few other surprises along the way.

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Fenway Park

7:30am - 8:30am

Coffee & Breakfast

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Palm Garden

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome & Agenda Review

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Ranae Mogensen, aPriori Director, Marketing Communications & Public Relations

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Salons A-L

8:45am - 9:45am

aPriori Product Roadmap Presentation

Join our Product Management team to learn about our future product vision and plans for the next few years. This is always one of the top sessions of our conference every year. Don't miss it!

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Fielder Hiss, aPriori Chief Product Officer & Members of the Product Management Team

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Salons A-L

9:45am - 10:00am

aPriori User Council Update

Hear from the leaders of the aPriori User Council why you should consider joining this group. The aPriori User Council helps us understand evolving market needs for our products.

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Tristan Abend, Carrier and John Allen, Benchmark

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Salons A-L

10:00am - 10:30am

Morning Coffee Break & aPriori Inspiration Room

The aPriori Inspiration Room is a new concept this year. Meet aPriori Product Managers one on one to discuss your ideas for how we can improve our product. Product Managers will vote on the best product enhancement, and a prize will be awarded to the winner during the conference conclusion presentation. Stay tuned for more information!

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Salons A-L

10:30am - 11:15am

Scania Case Study: Our Journey to Sustainable Manufacturing

This session will start off with a special introduction from Bernard Swiecki of the Center for Automotive Research. He will share some interesting data around the accelerating evolution of Electric Vehicles in the market. This introduction will be followed by a case study of how Scania has been able to add CO2e calculation as a product target in development process. Attendees last year may remember this presentation. This year we will reveal how the implementation has been refined and grown over the past year.

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Center for Automotive Research, Bernard Swiecki and Director, Research Scania, Daniel Rosner, Technical Manager

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11:15am - 12:00

Case Study: Should Cost X 8

In this motivating case study, aPriori customer Signify will discuss the significant cost savings they have been able to realize using aPriori for Should Costing analysis.

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Signify, Arnold Chatelain & Robert Ottens

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Salons A-L

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break

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Salons A-L

Commodity Analysis

Case Studies

1:00pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm

Plastic Molding

Leverage the tips & techniques from our product experts to drive more value from the Plastics Molding manufacturing process model.

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Andy Clarke

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Beacon Faneuil

Compression Molding (of Sheet Molding Compound)

Check out this new manufacturing process model.

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Andy Clarke, aPriori

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Beacon Faneuil

Sheet Metal Roll Forming

Here's another new manufacturing process model. Join this session to learn more.

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Jimi Diedesch, aPriori

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Harborview

Assemblies & Welding

Major upgrades to both these process models was introduced in the most recent product release. Join this session to learn more.

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Mark Gormley, aPriori

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Harborview

PCB & PCBA

(with and without Silicon Expert)

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Lily Thomas, aPriori

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Quincy Haymarket

Additive Manufacturing

Is additive manufacturing right for you? Learn how aPriori can help you identify the break even point for additive vs subtractive manufacturing.

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Quincy Haymarket

Spirit Aerosystems

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Salons A-L

Kone

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Salons A-L

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Conference Wrap-Up

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Salons A-L