Turning Internal Product Knowledge into External Service Offers: Building PSS Capabilities
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The transition from product development towards development of product-service systems (PSS) challenges manufacturing industry today. This paper is based on a case study of a company in the aerospace industry that turned their internal product knowledge into an external service offer, which challenged established structures of the product development process. The process and challenges of the capitalization of internal knowledge were documented as well as the capabilities needed. This case emphasizes the importance of collaboration between different areas of expertise and it also shows that PSS development enhances the need for engineers who are skilled in more than one area.


Technical Services


Product-Service System

Case study



Johanna Wallin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, November 8th-9th, 2012

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Other Mechanical Engineering

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Innovation and entrepreneurship

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