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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 9/19/2014)