a leading provider of product
cost management software solutions, has announced that high quality
flow control technology manufacturer Advanced Technology Valve (ATV
S.p.a), has selected the aPriori Product Cost Management (PCM) software
platform to replace manual cost estimating processes and provide a
consistent, repeatable technology platform that delivers earlier
visibility to the costs of its valve components. ATV is aPriori's first
customer headquartered in Italy, and continues the company's strong
expansion into European manufacturers that are seeking to protect and
improve profitability in a difficult economic environment.
ATV designs upstream, downstream, power and custom valves for the oil,
gas and energy industries, as well as invests in extensive research and
development capabilities to support advancements in flow control
applications and custom-manufactured products. The privately owned
company was established in 2006 and its customer base extends
ATV chose to adopt the aPriori Product
Cost anagement software platform because it wanted to improve
visibility to product cost during the earliest design phases, and
dramatically reduce the time and effort required to cost each of its
components. Because aPriori analyzes a 3D CAD model as part of its cost
estimation process, it's easy to use, and provides ATV with an extremely
time-efficient alternative to manually costing parts. The ease of use
also enables the platform to be leveraged across the entire product
development lifecycle, even by individuals that do not have a strong
background in manufacturing or cost estimating.
Enrico Sanguineti, general manager at ATV, said: "ATV will now have a
single product cost management platform that enables designers and
sourcing to leverage the experience of our cost estimators, and know the
cost of each and every trade-off decision at the moment they consider
the change. We believe this will reduce the possibility that our
products will reach manufacturing and be over target cost, requiring
rework to the design that is costly and inefficient. Thanks to aPriori
we can immediately see how design changes and different sourcing
strategies affect product costs."
"aPriori will continue to help ATV to reduce the costs of its products
quickly and accurately, so that its design and engineering teams are
able to dedicate more time and resources to developing new technologies
and customised products," said Arnaud Walburger, managing director of
Europe at aPriori. "By ensuring a fast and accurate process for costing
parts, aPriori is helping ATV to achieve target costs, negotiate better
deals with its suppliers and reduce time-to-market."
aPriori software and services generate hard-cash product cost savings
for discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using
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 avoid
overpaying for sourced parts. To learn more about aPriori and its
product cost management solutions and services, visit www.apriori.com.
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