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Authors:K. Chirumalla:
M. Bertoni:
A. Larßon:
Publication title:Exploring Lightweight Knowledge Sharing Technologies for Functional Product Development
Conference:Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:044
Abstract: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 “lightweight technologies” 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
No. of pages:8
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

K. Chirumalla, M. Bertoni, A. Larßon (2010). Exploring Lightweight Knowledge Sharing Technologies for Functional Product Development, Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden;article=044 (accessed 5/25/2015)