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Congratulations Carl Toller Melén, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Carl Toller Melén presented his licentiate thesis entitled “Exploring non-functional requirements in digital Product-Service System design” in front of an +50 people hybrid audience of physically present people and online listeners. Carl made a popular presentation of the background of his research and the findings up until this point, where the servitization of indystry is […]

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Congratulations Raj Jiten Machchhar, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Raj Jiten Machchhar presented his licentiate thesis entitled “Towards Changeability Quantification for Product-Service Systems Design” in front of an hybrid audience of online listeners and physically present people. Raj made a popular presentation of the WHY and HOW of his research and took the audience through his findings so far (thesis consists of a summary […]

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Boosting Value Co-creation in Design Through the Product-Service System Digital Twin: Questions to Be Answered

Abstract Digital Twins (DTs) are among the most hyped technologies of the 2020 s. Yet, the research dealing with the use of DTs in early Product-Service Systems design remains insufficiently systematized. Based on the findings of multiple-case studies in the Swedish manufacturing industry, the objective of this paper is to collect and present a set […]

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Designing Value-Robust Product-Service Systems by Incorporating Changeability: A Reference Framework

Abstract When a Product-Service System (PSS) has a longer lifecycle, it is subjected to several internal and external changes along its path that may deteriorate its value. A PSS capable of delivering value despite the circumstances is called a value robust PSS, and one way of achieving value robustness is by incorporating changeability. A lot […]

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Boosting Value Co-creation in the Road Construction Industry Through Virtual Prototyping

Abstract When construction companies move forward in their servitization journey, there is an increasing need to exploit digital tools and models to facilitate the complex and dynamic interactions between entrepreneurs, customers, equipment manufacturers, energy providers and more during the early stages of the construction project design. This paper presents the application Augmented Reality (AR) and […]

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A Framework to Address Complexity and Changeability in the Design of Circular Product-Service Systems

Abstract The design of a circular PSS solution goes beyond the traditional perspective of circular product design encompassing multiple complexity dimensions that need to be considered and addressed in the early stages of design. The paper provides a literature-based outlook on the levels of complexity to be faced when making decisions in early PSS design […]

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Data-driven value creation in Smart Product-Service System design: State-of-the-art and research directions

Abstract The emergence of IoT has propelled the traditionally known Product-Service System (PSS) to be characterized by smarter technologies, enabling them to collect and process data from the operational stage and facilitate communication between the customer and the provider. Commonly referred to as Smart Product-Service Systems (Smart PSS), these systems promise to create value at […]

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Physical Prototypes to Foster Value Co-creation in Product-Service Systems Conceptual Design: A Case Study in Construction Equipment

Abstract The paper presents the experience collected in a case study in the construction equipment concerning the use of physical prototypes for the development of product-service systems (PSS) enabled by new digital technologies. The paper firstly presents how a scaled physical prototype has been deployed to foster value co-creation with customers about the cross-disciplinary opportunity […]

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Product-service systems evolution in the era of Industry 4.0

Abstract Recent economic transformations have forced companies to redefine their value propositions, increasing traditional product offerings with supplementary services— the so-called Product-Service System (PSS). Among them, the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is very common. However, the directions that companies are under- taking to offer new value to their customers in the Industry 4.0 have […]

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