CIRP IPS2 Conference 2009
Industrial Product-Service Systems
This conference was held at Cranfield University on 1-2 April 2009
Most western manufacturing companies are shifting their focus of business strategy towards selling services or functionality instead of products. The product-service system (PSS) strategy has a great impact on customers, product life cycle and company strategy. The design of PSS is a complex problem, and must meet the challenges of the changing financial and resource models that align with PSS strategy.
A better understanding of knowledge resources is needed in order to meet these challenges. This business strategy also has significant impact on reducing material consumption and thus minimise environmental impact. New developments are taking place in industrial markets, in the form of Integrated Product-Service Systems (IPS2).
An IPS2 is defined as “an integrated product and service offering that delivers value in use”. This integrated understanding leads to new, user-centric solutions. IPS2 represents a change in the competitive strategy for manufacturing companies, enabling innovative function, availability and resultoriented business models.
This conference focussed on research into IPS2 design, IPS2 management and operation, industrial and academic experience with IPS2 and integration of the various business components that support PSS: marketing, design, manufacturing, logistics and maintenance.
The Integrated Product-Service Systems conference ran back to back with the CIRP Design Conference 2009 at Cranfield University.
This event was sponsored by:
For further information please contact:
Chairman, CIRP IPS2 Conference
Decision Engineering Centre
Bedfordshire MK43 0AL UK
T: +44 (0) 1234 750111 ext 5523
F: +44 (0) 1234 754605