Article | Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden | Key Challenges in Managing Software Obsolescence for Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2)

Title:
Key Challenges in Managing Software Obsolescence for Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2)
Author:
F. J. Romero Rojo: Decision Engineering Centre, Manufacturing Department, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK R. Roy: Decision Engineering Centre, Manufacturing Department, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK E. Shehab: Decision Engineering Centre, Manufacturing Department, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK K. Cheruvu: Decision Engineering Centre, Manufacturing Department, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK I. Blackman: Component Obsolescence Group, Hertz, UK G. A. Rumney: Sellafield Ltd, Cumbria, UK
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Year:
2010
Conference:
Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden
Issue:
077
Article no.:
050
Pages:
393-398
No. of pages:
6
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


The defence industry is moving rapidly towards new types of agreement such as availability contracts based on Industrial Product-Service System (IPS2) business models. Obsolescence has become one of the main problems that will impact on a system during its life cycle. Most of the research carried out has been focused on electronic components; neglecting the impact of obsolescence in other areas such as software. This paper presents the concept of software obsolescence and highlights the key challenges and mitigation strategies to managing it; which was identified through a set of semi-structured interviews with experts in defence; aerospace and nuclear industries and literature review in software and obsolescence management. It is observed that there is a lack of understanding of the software obsolescence and the impact that it has on the systems.

Keywords: Software Obsolescence; Skills Obsolescence; Obsolescence Management; Industrial Product-Service Systems.

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

Author:
F. J. Romero Rojo, R. Roy, E. Shehab, K. Cheruvu, I. Blackman, G. A. Rumney
Title:
Key Challenges in Managing Software Obsolescence for Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2)
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Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden

Author:
F. J. Romero Rojo, R. Roy, E. Shehab, K. Cheruvu, I. Blackman, G. A. Rumney
Title:
Key Challenges in Managing Software Obsolescence for Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2)
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