(Total Landed Cost)

TLCs represent the total cost of parts during manufacture.

Also included are all costs of the supply chain, such as storage costs, handling, packaging, empties transport, customs and other administrative costs. It is important that all costs from the place of manufacture to the point of use are included. The TLCs thus offer a suitable basis for cost-optimised supplier selection and for the most economical transport routes possible. An analysis of the TLC also makes sense for the improvement of distribution channels. Too few or too many storage locations or too long distances can be identified in this way.