Power sports manufacturer will use software to reduce product costs and accelerate time to cost reduction -
a provider of product cost management software solutions, today
announced that BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.), a leader in
motorised recreational vehicles, has selected aPriori’s software
platform to help identify product cost savings and shorten the time it
takes to realise cost reductions in production. The software platform
will be used in product engineering, cost engineering and sourcing to
lower the cost of new and existing products.
aPriori’s Product Cost Management software platform
is a flexible and powerful costing engine that enables engineering,
manufacturing and sourcing personnel to quickly and precisely determine
the cost of a part or product by automatically pulling geometric and feature information from a computer-aided design (CAD) model.
The software also leverages intelligent cost models to determine
reasonable default inputs once the user has selected the manufacturing
process, materials and the factory or region where a product or part
will be produced. As a product evolves through the development
lifecycle, users have the ability to refine the cost by providing
detailed inputs and overriding defaults to create a should-cost for
negotiation or a manufacturing estimate. Using this new level of cost
knowledge, companies can make more informed design, production and
sourcing decisions and significantly reduce product costs without
impacting product quality.
“aPriori’s real-time cost assessments will provide our personnel with
powerful data and tools to identify quantifiable savings in material,
tooling, labour and overhead when evaluating alternative designs,
manufacturing processes and sources,” said Christian Lecomte, vice
president, Procurement for BRP. “This enables them to make
well-informed decisions to drive significant costs out of products both
pre- and post-production.”
aPriori provides true cost visibility to everyone in the organisation
that impacts cost,” said Stephanie Feraday, president and CEO of
aPriori. “This enables BRP to attack cost at every opportunity and
translates into bigger savings opportunities, earlier in the product
aPriori software and services generate hard-cash 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, maximise
savings in re-work projects and never overpay for sourced parts.
To learn more about aPriori and its product cost management solutions and services, visit www.apriori.com. To see an overview demonstration of aPriori, click here.