Transformation Towards Product-Service Systems at the Example of the Wood-Processing Industry

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Anja Cudok (1), Thorsten Lutz (2), Thomas Vietor (1)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Technische Universit
Section: Engineering Design Practice
Page(s): 2433-2442
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Offering product-service systems instead of technical products is one way for companies to achieve a competitive advantage and stay viable in the future. This paper presents a workshop series created in cooperation between a manufacturer of wood processing production lines and a research institute for engineering design to develop PSS concepts for a plant. Using the finger jointing line as an example, the progress and results of the workshops are presented. Furthermore, it is discussed whether the workshop series is transferable to other products and industries.

Keywords: product-service systems (PSS), conceptual design, systematic approach, woodworking industry, finger jointing lines

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