SYMBIOTIC PRODUCT-SERVICE LIFECYCLE CONCURRENCY TOOLS
The convergence of Product and Service into Product-Service Systems (PSS) is a major challenge for manufacturing companies worldwide. In the perspective of the PSYMBIOSYS project, a major obstacle for developing PSS is to preserve the specific characteristics of Product and Service business in a value chain, without creating isolated and disconnected business areas. A start point to manage this is to handle two aspects, the organisational aspect and the process aspect.
The proposed integration of product and service design provide a detailed description for developers, this can just be regarded as a first step to an integrated PSS lifecycle management.
The platform communicates with the platform for the design through the Project Management module, to transform the selected ideas in project management models. As output, the platform provides the lowest level of the architecture of its source code and executable processes.
The realisation is based on two direction: vertically it is based on a path of generic to specific implementation guiding the user in refining the modelling starting from the Business Strategic level (BSM) to the Technology Independent Module (TIM) till the realisation of the product-service at Technology Specific Module (TSM) implementation. Perpendicular to the previous dimensions the modelling is based on three major views: organisational/human, physical means and IT. These three views are cross all the other levels (BSM, TIM, TSM).