A value-driven method for the design of performance-based services for manufacturing equipment

Holgado, Maria and Macchi, Marco (2021) A value-driven method for the design of performance-based services for manufacturing equipment. Production Planning and Control. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0953-7287

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Abstract

Industrial services are increasingly becoming more relational and customer-oriented, due to manufacturers’ adoption of servitisation approaches and product service system offerings. Challenges remain regarding the effective design and delivery of these new offerings, and the understanding of their actual value for both providers and customers. This work focuses on one specific type of product service systems in the context of manufacturing equipment: result-oriented or performance-based services, which aim at delivering an outcome rather than selling the equipment to the customer. A proposal of a value-driven method for their design that engages the customer in the process is presented. This new method has been applied to a real industrial life setting through an application case, involving the service provider and its customer, and targeting manufacturing equipment within customers’ plant. Results indicate the effectiveness of this prescriptive approach. Reported benefits from participants refer to its flexibility, adaptability and applicability for different types of equipment, as well as its potential to help providing a modular service portfolio adequate to equipment specific context and requirements.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Management
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 07:49
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 09:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102276

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