Effective Innovation Implementation of Mechatronic Product-Service Systems considering Socio-Technical Aspects

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Koltun, Gennadiy Dmitrovic (1); Romero Viturro, Carlos Alberto (2); Buchholz, Johan (1); Wissel, Juliane (1); Zaggl, Michael (1); Ocker, Felix (1); Vogel-Heuser, Birgit (1)
Series: ICED
Institution: Technische Universit
Section: Product-Service-System (PSS) Design
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.312
ISSN: 2220-4342


It is estimated that about half of all innovations, such as innovations in mechatronic product-service systems (PSS), fail to deliver the expected benefits to the adopting organization. Different studies point out that one of the main reasons for this is an ineffective implementation process.

In this paper, we argue that, apart from several organizational challenges, insufficient integration of technical and social aspects is one of the reasons for ineffective innovation implementation in the environment of mechatronic PSS.

In order to remedy this weakness, this paper builds on the work of interdisciplinary research collaboration. Experts from technical, socio-technical, and management fields integrate their work within a conceptual innovation implementation management system (IIMS). This IIMS is capable of capturing various methods and models that foster the socio-technical integration in mechatronic PSS. The approach is assessed in a lab-scale demonstration case that is representative of industrial environments.

The presented approach supports an effective innovation implementation process, while the IIMS facilitates individual alignments for future practitioners.

Keywords: Product-Service Systems (PSS), Mechatronics, Design engineering, Innovation Implementation, Socio-technial Innovation Design


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