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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
Issue:077
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.
Language:English
Keywords:Product Service Systems; Functional Product Development; Knowledge Sharing; Engineering 2.0; Lightweight technologies; Cross-functional teams
Year:2010
No. of pages:8
Pages:347-354
ISBN:978-91-7393-381-0
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/077/044/ecp10077044.pdf
Available:2012-10-11
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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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 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=077;article=044 (accessed 10/31/2014)