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Life-cycle Perspectives of Product/Service-Systems: In Design Theory
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Assembly technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Sustainable Production)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2552-3636
2009 (English)In: Introduction to Product/Service-System Design / [ed] Sakao T. and Lindahl M., London: Springer , 2009, 1, 31-49 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Manufacturers are moving more and more towards the business approach of Product/Service Systems in order to achieve greater revenue. Product/Service Systems have many benefits such as achieving closer customer connection and generating increased profit from manufactured products. However, in order to achieve a Product/Service System which is adapted for this business approach, the products and services used need to consider a life-cycle perspective.

The business approach of Product/Service Systems allows for the provider to control the flows of physical products, both the forward flow to the user and the reverse flow of products back to the provider. This new logic of material/product flows allows for adaptations along the product life-cycle. For example, maintenance and end-of-life strategies such as remanufacturing can become more beneficial due to the new circumstances that product/service systems provide the manufacturer.

The aim of this chapter is to elucidate how manufacturers can develop their product/service systems with a life-cycle perspective. It shows the many aspects that should be considered throughout the life-cycle of both physical products and services. In addition, several considerations and theories are presented for the different stages of the Product/Service System life-cycle. Finally, this chapter presents theory on product/service design with a life-cycle perspective, which serves as a base for the practical design considerations presented in chapter (ID21) of this book.

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London: Springer , 2009, 1. 31-49 p.
Keyword [en]
Life-cycle, IPS2, Industrial Product-Service Systems, DFX
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63010ISBN: 978-1-84882-908-4OAI: diva2:375727

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