Functional Thinking for Value Creation

Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, May 5th - 6th, 2011

  • Jürgen Hesselbach
  • Christoph Herrmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rajkumar Roy, John Ahmet Erkoyuncu
    Pages 1-10
  3. Yoshiki Shimomura, Kentaro Watanabe, Fumiya Akasaka, Koji Kimita
    Pages 15-20
  4. Doroteya Vladimirova, Stephen Evans, Veronica Martinez, Jennifer Kingston
    Pages 21-26
  5. Tomohiko Sakao, Christian Berggren, Mats Björkman, Christian Kowalkowski, Mattias Lindahl, Jan Olhager et al.
    Pages 27-32
  6. Sabine Biege, Marcus Schröter, Marion Weissenberger-Eibl
    Pages 33-38
  7. Marcus Seifert, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Jens Eschenbächer
    Pages 39-43
  8. Ola Isaksson, Tobias C. Larsson, Pär Johansson
    Pages 44-49
  9. Alessandro Bertoni, Marco Bertoni, Ola Isaksson
    Pages 51-56
  10. Eckart Uhlmann, Christian Gabriel, Niels Raue, Christian Stelzer
    Pages 57-62
  11. Shinsuke Kondoh, Nozomu Mishima
    Pages 69-74
  12. Carsten Mannweiler, Jan C. Aurich
    Pages 81-86
  13. Fumiya Akasaka, Ryosuke Chiba, Yoshiki Shimomura
    Pages 87-92
  14. Yuanling Tan, Xuening Chu, Zaifang Zhang, Xiuli Geng
    Pages 93-98

About these proceedings


After the IPS² conferences in Cranfield and Linköping in 2009 and 2010 the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems (IPS²) 2011 takes place in Braunschweig, Germany. IPS² itself is defined as “an integrated industrial product and service offering that delivers value in use”. The customers expect comprehensive solutions, which are adapted to their individual needs. IPS² offers the possibility to stand out from competition and for long-term customer loyalty. Particularly in times of economic crisis it becomes apparent which producing companies understand to satisfy the needs and requirements of their customers. Especially in this relatively new domain IPS² it will be important to keep track of the whole context and to seek cooperation with other research fields and disciplines. The 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems (IPS²) 2011 serves as a platform for such collaborations and the discussion of new scientific ideas.


Business Model for Product Service Systems Economic Aspects of Product Service Systems Industrial product service systems Product Service System Engineering Strategies for Product Service Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Hesselbach
    • 1
  • Christoph Herrmann
    • 2
  1. 1., Institut für WerkzeugmaschinenTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2., Institut für WerkzeugmaschinenTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19688-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19689-8
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