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A framework for designing product service systems

Vasantha, GVA and Hussain, R and Roy, R and Tiwari, A and Evans, S (2011) A framework for designing product service systems. ICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design, 4. pp. 67-76.

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In this competitive globalizing scenario, manufacturers are adopting a strategy of bundling products and services into an integrated solution to create sustainable competitive advantage. Servitizing manufacturers are increasingly transforming their processes and practices to build product-service systems (PSS). During this transformation they require substantial support to face stringent challenges. Research in the PSS domain is heading towards the development of a design theory and methodology that facilitates the systematic creation of viable PSS conceptual designs. In this paper, various proposed design methods are reviewed and research gaps are summarized. Primarily, it has been observed that the importance of the capabilities of the stakeholders involved in designing PSS has not been noted in the proposed methods. Regarding this capability view point, a framework for designing PSS has been proposed. This framework highlights the important features required in designing PSS such as co-creation, responsibilities and competences. Every step in the framework has been explained with a case study involving laser systems used for manufacturing cutting operation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capability Co-creation Design Product-service system
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron job
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 10:02