A Model Based Approach for Conceptual Development of Industrial Product-Service Systems

DS 58-4: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 4, Product and Systems Design, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Sadek, Tim; Welp, Ewald Georg
Series: ICED
Section: Product and Systems Design
Page(s): 155-166


Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS²) are characterised by the integration of investment goods (technical products) and industrial services along their entire lifecycle. Against the background of sustainable value creation, while providing a performance is set above the purchase of pure technical products, an IPS² constitutes a suitable solution. It can comprise any combination of product and service shares. Once such an offer has been planned, the IPS² concept development is responsible for generating principle solutions that meet customer-specific requirements. This paper presents a model-based approach to support an IPS² designer generating heterogeneous IPS² concept models in the early phase of IPS² development. The proposed modelling approach allows the combination of multidisciplinary solution elements on arbitrary levels of abstraction from different development perspectives. The heterogeneous IPS² concept modelling approach has been implemented as a software demonstrator and has been evaluated solving a typical IPS² issue.

Keywords: Industrial Product-Service System (IPSS), conceptual development, heterogeneous IPSS concept modelling approach


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