Whirlpool Corporation, a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating processes, drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing can make better informed decisions that drive costs out of product pre- and post-production.
at least 999 department cost center entities
manufacturers to launch products at cost targets, maximize savings in re-work projects, and avoid overpaying for sourced parts. With about 95 employees, aPriori currently has approximately 100 customers. The vendor’s sweet spot is large discrete manufacturing companies in aerospace and defense, agricultural and construction equipment, automotive, consumer durable, high-tech, communications equipment, medical devices, industrial equipment, and packaging. Also of interest are Tier 1 and 2 suppliers