Conceptual Development of Industrial Product-Service Systems - A model-based Approach
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - An International Journal: Vol. 6, Nr. 2
Special Issue on Service Systems Modelling
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
The increasing competitiveness of today’s globalised economies and changing customer requirements prompt manufacturers to provide integrated product and service solutions, referred to as Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS²). An IPS² constitutes a customised solution, whereas providing performance is set above the purchase of a mere technical product. It can comprise any combination of product and service shares. Once such an offer is planned, the IPS² concept development phase generates principle solutions that meet customerspecific requirements. This article presents a model-based methodology to support an IPS² designer during the process of generating IPS² concepts in the early phase of IPS² development. This methodical framework and the modelling approach for conceptual IPS² development has been implemented as a computer-aided tool and has been evaluated by solving a typical IPS² issue.