The Product Lifecycle Management Center is an interdisciplinary research center at Purdue University. The center fuses the talents and resources of experts from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, the colleges of Engineering and Science and Krannert School of Management into a single focused entity to serve as an industry resource. Through high technology-readiness-level (TRL) research, training and implementation of product lifecycle management, the center provides its partners in business and industry with knowledge and tools to improve their bottom line. Through the center, companies and employees have access to certificate programs in Product Lifecycle Management, Model-based Definition, and Digital Technical Data Packages. These programs provide instruction that bridges the gap between management’s strategy for PLM and software-specific training.