SOURCE: aPriori Technologies

aPriori Technologies

July 12, 2011 08:00 ET

Lasermax Roll Systems Selects aPriori to Drive Product Cost Efficiencies

Maker of Digital Printing Systems Automates Product Cost Estimation and Leverages Fact-Based Negotiation to Optimize Parts Sourcing

CONCORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - aPriori, a provider of product cost management software solutions for discrete manufacturers, today announced that Lasermax Roll Systems has selected aPriori's software to identify potential product cost savings, source parts more cost effectively and accurately assess product cost impacts in the design stage. Rollout of the aPriori system began last month.

Lasermax Roll Systems is the world's largest provider of automated paper handling, processing, and vision-based quality control systems for digital print production. The company offers an extensive line of feeding, cutting and folding systems for digital printers, quality assurance systems and in-line finishing and converting. Its products are manufactured in Sweden and the U.S. and installed in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company leverages deep industry experience and comprehensive engineering resources to stay ahead of its competition, but still faces price pressures and looks for every opportunity to drive unnecessary cost out of its products.

"To date, product cost management at Lasermax Roll Systems has been a process that required lots of specialization," said Wayne Switzer, vice president of manufacturing for Lasermax Roll Systems. "While these efforts have been very effective, with aPriori, we are automating the entire process and providing personnel with real-time access to detailed product cost analysis. We can now immediately see the cost impact of any change to our production process including materials, tooling, parts, labor and sourcing. The system's ease of use also enables us to extend these tools to our sourcing professionals and design engineers so that they can identify cost savings earlier in the product lifecycle."

aPriori's Product Cost Management software platform provides Lasermax Roll Systems with detailed product cost analysis throughout the entire product development and production process. With this real-time information, Lasermax Roll Systems designers, engineers and manufacturing personnel can identify quantifiable savings when evaluating alternative designs, manufacturing processes and supply chain sources and make more informed decisions -- both pre- and post-production.

"Traditionally, product cost management is performed by cost engineering experts who specialize in cost reduction and reside in manufacturing," said Stephanie Feraday, president and CEO of aPriori. "As such, their efforts tend to focus on products post design where costs are more difficult to remove. With aPriori, Lasermax Roll Systems is now able to attack potential product cost savings throughout the entire product lifecycle -- in design, during supplier negotiations, while assessing make vs. buy decisions, and when evaluating change orders. This increases the potential ROI of their efforts significantly."

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 never overpay for sourced parts.

To learn more about aPriori and its product cost management solutions and services, visit or call 1.978.371.2006. To see an overview demonstration of aPriori, click here.

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

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