In the recent years, Product Service Systems (PSSs) and smart products are surging in the market and acquiring a strategic role for companies’ survival. Their relevance is constantly pushed by technological progress, increased customers’ demand for always different functionalities and manufacturers’ need for improving their position on the market. Manufacturers, compelled towards the transformation process into PSS providers, have to face the challenge of building up knowledge for successfully providing such complex solutions, also resorting to the help of more effective IT systems and tools. The need to adopt a collaborative design platform, typically used in product engineering processes, is starting to be raised also in the PSS context, since manufacturing companies often have a lack of knowledge for providing PSS. This work, grounded on a combination of Lean and DfX-based theories, is aimed at contributing to improve the knowledge formalization and sharing with the support of IT tools. In this sense, a tool able to manage PSS design knowledge, the Lean Content Design Guidelines and Rules generated and referring to the Design for Product Service Supportability (DfPSSu) approach, is proposed. Finally, to fully exploit design knowledge through a structured engineering workflow, the Lean Design Rules tool (LDRT) is integrated in a more holistic engineering environment able to interact with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.

Using design rules to guide the PSS design in an Engineering Platform based on the Product Service Lifecycle Management (PSLM) paradigm

Antonio Margarito;Mariangela Lazoi;Angelo Corallo;
2018

Abstract

In the recent years, Product Service Systems (PSSs) and smart products are surging in the market and acquiring a strategic role for companies’ survival. Their relevance is constantly pushed by technological progress, increased customers’ demand for always different functionalities and manufacturers’ need for improving their position on the market. Manufacturers, compelled towards the transformation process into PSS providers, have to face the challenge of building up knowledge for successfully providing such complex solutions, also resorting to the help of more effective IT systems and tools. The need to adopt a collaborative design platform, typically used in product engineering processes, is starting to be raised also in the PSS context, since manufacturing companies often have a lack of knowledge for providing PSS. This work, grounded on a combination of Lean and DfX-based theories, is aimed at contributing to improve the knowledge formalization and sharing with the support of IT tools. In this sense, a tool able to manage PSS design knowledge, the Lean Content Design Guidelines and Rules generated and referring to the Design for Product Service Supportability (DfPSSu) approach, is proposed. Finally, to fully exploit design knowledge through a structured engineering workflow, the Lean Design Rules tool (LDRT) is integrated in a more holistic engineering environment able to interact with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.
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