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2016-11-03

aPriori Announces COST INSIGHT 2017

iori Announces COST INSIGHT 2017

The 5th Annual STARS Product Cost Management Conference

CONCORD, Mass., 2016-11-03 15:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
aPriori, a leading provider of product cost management (PCM) software solutions
for global manufacturing enterprises announced today that on February 6th
through the 8th, 2017, leading PCM practitioners from across the world will
meet at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida for COST INSIGHT
2017, featuring the 5th Annual STARS PCM Conference.

This conference attracts global powerhouse companies like Boeing, Honeywell,
ThyssenKrupp, Whirlpool, American Axle & Manufacturing & Ingersoll Rand, all of
whom send representatives to this event to learn about the latest technologies
and strategies for improving product cost management & profitability.

Register Now for COST INSIGHT 2017

This year’s conference will feature:

-- Case Studies from the most successful aPriori deployments will showcase the
value that product cost management solutions are delivering, best practices
discovered, and lessons learned. Case Studies already scheduled to present
at this year’s conference include:
-- Honda Research & Development Americas – Dave Burge, Chief Engineer
-- Whirlpool Corporation – Heath Wall, Senior Analyst, Cost Engineering
-- BRP – Martin Vigneault, Director, Quality Assurance and Supplier
Development
-- Wuzheng Group – Smith Thepvongs, Vice President, International Business
-- Panel Discussions:
-- Supply Chain Strategy Discussion Panel
– aPriori will lead a panel discussion with several customers that are
deploying aPriori to assist with the acceleration of responses to RFQs
using aPriori PCM technology. For these suppliers, it’s all about
gaining an edge over their competition by providing more detail in their
quotes and responding faster than the rest of the market. Current
panelists include representatives from Soucy Internationaland SFI LLC.
-- Expert Services Panel
– Many aPriori customers are embracing a strategy of forming an
integrated, long term partnership with aPriori. Hear how customers like
Celestica are accelerating their PCM initiatives by leveraging the
skills of aPriori’s best subject matter experts on an on-going basis.
-- Future Product Strategy and Roadmap - 2017 will be a year of big
announcements and major new product introductions from aPriori. PCM as a
cost culture strategy and the underlying technology platform to support
that strategy are accelerating at a rapid pace. aPriori is leading the way
in the development of geometry-driven cost models for new manufacturing
processes, infrastructure advancements that allow deployment of PCM on a
global basis and advancements in UX technology.
-- Productivity Improvement Workshops - aPriori conferences are highly
concentrated on delivering practical training to attendees that they can
immediately put into action to improve their overall deployment. As in the
past, tracks will be organized by Roles & Responsibilities, with
programming dedicated for Designers/Engineers, Sourcing/Cost Engineers and
Deployment Leaders.
-- Pre-Conference Training – In 2016, aPriori introduced an option for new
users of the product, or for people considering embarking on a PCM
initiative, to take a full day, instructor-led class on the basics of
product cost management. This class was so successful that the program
will be repeated, and we will be expanding the program to include topics
that cover multiple use cases. Laptops that are pre-loaded with aPriori
will be provided, and this will be a hands-on workshop where participants
can get firsthand experience of how an advanced costing solution like
aPriori would work on a day-to-day basis.

Who Should Attend?

Due to high demand, this year’s conference registration is expanding beyond the
current aPriori customer base, and is being opened up to the public. The event
is appropriate for Engineering and Sourcing Executives that want to learn new
strategies from their peers on how to drive greater profitability from new
product development programs. It is also a great event for Directors and
Managers that have been tasked with implementing a more progressive cost aware
culture within their company. For more information, we invite you to visit our
dedicated COST INSIGHT 2017 event page where you can learn more about the
complete program, and register for the event.

Announcements of new guest speakers, special events and case studies will also
be broadcast using the Twitter hashtag #aPrioriCOSTINSIGHT.

About aPriori
aPriori software and services generate hard-dollar product cost savings for
discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using aPriori’s
real-time product cost assessments, employees in engineering, sourcing and
manufacturing make more-informed decisions that drive costs out of products
pre- and post-production. With aPriori, manufacturers launch products at cost
targets, maximize savings in re-work projects and avoid overpaying for sourced
parts. To learn more about aPriori and its product cost management solutions
and services, visit www.apriori.com or call 1.978.371.2006. To see an overview
demonstration of aPriori, click here.

aPriori on Twitter @aPriori_Inc.
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Enterprise Product Costing Blog

aPriori and aPriori Technologies are registered trademarks of aPriori
Technologies Inc. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks
belong to their respective holders.

CONTACT:
Rick Burke
Vice President, Marketing
rburke@apriori.com
978.451.7675

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