Article | Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden | Benefits of a Product Service System Approach for Long-life Products: The Case of Light Tubes

Title:
Benefits of a Product Service System Approach for Long-life Products: The Case of Light Tubes
Author:
A.W. Thompson: School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden H. Ny: School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden P. Lindah: School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden G. Broman: School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden M. Severinsson: AuraLight International AB, Karlskrona, Sweden
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Year:
2010
Conference:
Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden
Issue:
077
Article no.:
011
Pages:
83-89
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-10-11
ISBN:
978-91-7393-381-0
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Products designed for long-life often have significant potential for better sustainability performance than standard products due to less material and energy usage for a given service provided; which usually also results in a lower total cost. These benefits are not always obvious or appealing to customers; who often focus on price. Long-life products are therefore at an inherent disadvantage: due to lower volume of sales that results from the products’ longer-life; the margins (price) often need to be higher. In this paper; we demonstrate that when the revenue base is shifted to be the service of light (instead of the sales of light tubes); there is an opportunity for a ‚Äúwin-win-win‚ÄĚ for the light user; the long-life light provider and society. Through a product-service system approach; resulting in a well-communicated total offer; the full array of benefits becomes clearer to the customer; including that they avoid the high initial cost.

Keywords: sustainability performance; long-life products; product-service system; value chain; modeling

Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden

Author:
A.W. Thompson, H. Ny, P. Lindah, G. Broman, M. Severinsson
Title:
Benefits of a Product Service System Approach for Long-life Products: The Case of Light Tubes
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Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden

Author:
A.W. Thompson, H. Ny, P. Lindah, G. Broman, M. Severinsson
Title:
Benefits of a Product Service System Approach for Long-life Products: The Case of Light Tubes
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