Article | Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden | Exploring Lightweight Knowledge Sharing Technologies for Functional Product Development

Title:
Exploring Lightweight Knowledge Sharing Technologies for Functional Product Development
Author:
K. Chirumalla: M. Bertoni: A. Larsson:
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Year:
2010
Conference:
Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden
Issue:
077
Article no.:
044
Pages:
347-354
No. of pages:
8
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


Moving away from offering just physical artifacts to becoming providers of functional products; or Product Service Systems (PSS); implies inevitable changes in the way engineering knowledge is identified and shared in a cross company environment. Capturing downstream knowledge assets and making them available to cross-functional teams becomes crucial to approach ill-defined problems in PSS design. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how Web 2.0-based knowledge sharing technologies may be used to support the design of functional products. The article; drawing on data from several industrial development projects in various segments; introduces the concept of ‚Äúlightweight technologies‚ÄĚ as a means to lower the threshold related to the sharing of downstream engineering knowledge assets. The paper points out potential benefits and challenges related to the adoption of a lightweight approach and provides examples of how tools like wikis; blogs or social bookmarking may be used to support functional product engineers.

Keywords: Product Service Systems; Functional Product Development; Knowledge Sharing; Engineering 2.0; Lightweight technologies; Cross-functional teams

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

Author:
K. Chirumalla, M. Bertoni, A. Larsson
Title:
Exploring Lightweight Knowledge Sharing Technologies for Functional Product Development
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Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden

Author:
K. Chirumalla, M. Bertoni, A. Larsson
Title:
Exploring Lightweight Knowledge Sharing Technologies for Functional Product Development
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