Hussmann Corporation, a leading manufacturer of refrigerated and frozen food merchandising equipment, has selected aPriori's software platform to help identify product cost savings and eliminate unnecessary costs earlier in the product development lifecycle.
Hussmann is recognized throughout the world as a leader in manufacturing, selling, installing, and servicing merchandising equipment and refrigeration systems for customers in the retail food industry. It serves several key markets including supermarkets, mass merchants, convenience and specialty stores, drug and dollar stores, and foodservice. The company is growth oriented and continually developing new products and solutions to unleash the potential in food retailing for its customers.
aPriori's Product Cost Management software platform enables design engineers to quickly and precisely determine the cost of a new part or product design by automatically pulling geometric and feature information from a computer-aided design (CAD) model. The software leverages intelligent cost models based on the manufacturing process, materials and the plant where a product or part will be produced. Using this new level of cost knowledge, manufacturers are able to make more informed new product design decisions and reduce new product costs without impacting product quality.
"With aPriori, Hussmann's design engineers can find the optimal balance between functionality, performance, quality and cost," said Stephanie Feraday, president and CEO of aPriori. "They can also explore more design alternatives faster, which drives out cost earlier and results in fewer changes later in development when making changes is incrementally more expensive. It enables greater innovation and profitability at the same time."
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 never overpay for sourced parts.