A4 Conference proceedings

State-of-the-Art in Product-Service System Classification

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Publication Details
Authors: Salwin Mariusz, Kraslawski Andrzej
Editors of book: Ivanov, V.; Trojanowska, J.; Pavlenko, I.; Zajac, J.; Peraković, D.
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange, DSMIE-2020
ISBN: 978-3-030-50793-0
ISSN: 2195-4356
eISSN: 2195-4364
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access hybrid publication


The Product-Service System (PSS) is an integrated combination of
products and services. This concept includes a service-based competitive
strategy, environmental sustainability and the basis for distinguishing
itself from competitors offering cheaper products. The adoption of PSS
involves focusing on selling the functionality of the product instead of
selling the products. The important element of PSS is classification,
i.e. the systematic division of PSS into classes according to a defined
principle. The literature on the classification of PSS is very narrow
and it does not sufficiently address the possibilities and categories
that can be distinguished. The typologies developed have not captured
the wealth of classes of PSS so far. The paper presents a comprehensive
analysis of the PSS classification. In addition, the paper
systematically reviews the literature on the PSS classification
published over the last 18 years. Its main objective is to identify the
main aspects of the PSS classification, the common features to the
various classifications and their limitations. By researching the
available classifications, we hope to make it easier for businesses to
develop new PSS-based offers and to adapt their business models to
specific types of PSS. This publication deals with and analyses 10
classifications of PSS.

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