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Requirements for Computer-Aided Product-Service Systems Modeling and Simulation

  The design of product-service systems (PSS) is a co-production process which involves the manufacturer, customer and suppliers as well as any other stakeholders. This multi-organizational, collaborative environment along with the unique tangible and intangible characteristics of PSS demands a novel computer-based design platform. To identify the requirements for modeling and simulating PSS, existing academic software for PSS, namely, Service CAD integrated with a life cycle simulator (ISCL), Service Explorer and the commercially available system modeling software OPCATTM are analyzed using a truck provider PSS problem. These platforms are used to represent PSS, model the factors and simulate the system in order to appreciate and compare the impact of different PSS designs. The evaluation reveals the scope of these platforms and proposes overall requirements for modeling and simulating PSS.

  • Date:

    12 January 2013

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  • Library of Congress:

    TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    629.895 Computerized process control

  • Funders:

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Vasantha, G., Hussain, R., Roy, R., & Corney, J. (2013). Requirements for Computer-Aided Product-Service Systems Modeling and Simulation. In ICoRD'13: Global Product Development. , (773-784).



Product-service system, modeling, simulation

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