IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Programmable Logic Controllers procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Programmable Logic Controllers - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2016, PLC prices have grown at a steady estimated average annual rate of 2.9%. Rising prices have largely been due to increasing demand from industries attempting to improve manufacturing efficiency.PLCs are used in a wide variety of industries to automate and control operations. As the US economy has recovered from the recession in the past three years, the IPI, which...


Programmable Logic Controllers - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership is moderate for PLC buyers; there are some additional costs to consider in the purchasing process. The moderate total cost of ownership increases the likelihood of buyers incurring unexpected costs. The main additional cost comes from the need to program the PLC to function with the buyer's existing equipment. The software is fairly inexpensive and often included with...


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About this Report

This report is intended to help buyers of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are also referred to as programmable automation controllers. PLC products are specialized computers used to control industrial processes or machines that can withstand a wide variety of physical conditions. PLCs are used to automate processes and are widely used in industrial settings. PLCs typically consist of a processor and input and output modules. This report excludes PLC software.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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