ProductCenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is well represented in the consumer industry with customers that produce everything from soup to soap. Many of these companies measure themselves not so much by final goods cost but more so by total delivered cost (TDC).
PLM helps to reduce TDC. Companies rely on ProductCenter PLM to help cut raw material and purchased part costs by leveraging material/item reuse and thus, improving their buying power. Companies also use ProductCenter PLM to automate best practices/design standards to help them get their products out the door with greater efficiency and into the hands of consumers faster and at lower cost.