Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
FUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS: HIGHLIGHTING THE POTENTIAL AND EXTENDING THE DEFINITION
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
2014 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Functional Product (FP) concept has brought an innovative view on howproducts can be offered to customers. When offering FP, the FP provider iscommonly responsible for the hardware performance, which may be basedeither on an existing product or on a new product. The focus is on the deliveryof a total-care offer (performance/productivity, availability, function), ratherthan on the physical product and related support services. The underlying ideaof FP design is to meet the individual needs of customers; e.g., by providingfunctions such as torque, rotation, etc. through provision of function with anagreed-upon (guaranteed) level of availability. Among all related integratedproduct service (IPS) concepts, the FP stands out as an innovative andFPD ideas were proposed as possible solutions to identified PSS challenges.Secondly, the FP definition was extended in terms of emerging constituentsand business model elements. Both results are based on literature reviewstaking into account the related IPS concepts’ constituents and generic as wellas IPS concepts’ business model elements. Both literature reviews were used toframe the in-depth interviews with a number of manufacturing corporations onparticular issues accordingly. As an overall result, the research behind this thesis has shown that the extended definition of the FP, both technology-wise and business-wise, can expand andthus increase the FP potential as well as further consolidate the FP innovation development. In addition, the presented results have also shown that the FP research field is expanding due to increasing interest from manufacturing industry as well as academia. This interest stems from a desire to achieve successful FP development, improved marketing/sales and subsequent operation of the FP at customers.This licentiate thesis consists of an introduction and three appended papers.sustainable business-to-business concept for the manufacturing industry.This licentiate thesis aims to highlight FP potential and to extend the FPdefinition in order to increase that potential. To achieve the desired aim,literature reviews together with in-depth interviews were used as the researchapproach. Firstly, in regards to highlighting FP potential, through the literaturereview, on the one hand, a number of PSS challenges (as a related IPS concept)were identified and analysed; on the other hand, FP development ideas (i.e.,methods, tools, models) were studied and analysed. As a result, certain existingFPD ideas were proposed as possible solutions to identified PSS challenges.Secondly, the FP definition was extended in terms of emerging constituentsand business model elements. Both results are based on literature reviewstaking into account the related IPS concepts’ constituents and generic as wellas IPS concepts’ business model elements. Both literature reviews were used toframe the in-depth interviews with a number of manufacturing corporations onparticular issues accordingly. As an overall result, the research behind this thesis has shown that the extended definition of the FP, both technology-wise and business-wise, can expand and thus increase the FP potential as well as further consolidate the FP innovation development. In addition, the presented results have also shown that the FP research field is expanding due to increasing interest from manufacturing industry as well as academia. This interest stems from a desire to achieve successful FP development, improved marketing/sales and subsequent operation of the FP at customers.This licentiate thesis consists of an introduction and three appended papers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014. , 95 p.
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757
Research subject
Computer Aided Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-18416Local ID: 8861bfac-cfff-426e-8933-bc2d5b32c4fdISBN: 978-91-7583-135-0ISBN: 978-91-7583-136-7 (PDF)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-18416DiVA: diva2:991425
Projects
Fastelaboratoriet - VINNEXC
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20141106 (darpla); Nedanstående person kommer att hålla licentiatseminarium för avläggande av teknologie licentiatexamen. Namn: Daria Sas Ämne: Datorstödd maskinkonstruktion/Computer Aided Design Uppsats: Functional Products: Highlighting the Potential and Extending the Definition Examinator: Professor Magnus Karlberg Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik Avdelning Produkt- och produktionsutveckling Diskutant: Biträdande Professor Erik Sundin Avdelning för Industriell Produktion Lindköping universitet Tid: Tisdag den 16 december 2014 kl 13.00 Plats: E632, Luleå tekniska universitetAvailable from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(794 kB)7 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 794 kBChecksum SHA-512
e2d7972d5988807572b40c13d1e0906d5c03a21bc7e4723f3e65debae142127f60c87b497a2b167d2b68bd56ff15a0950ea869494d0eaed2525aedd656619afb
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sas, Daria
By organisation
Product and Production Development

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 7 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 4 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link