Visualization of Interactions Between Product and Service Lifecycle Management

  • Ingo Westphal
  • Mike Freitag
  • Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 460)


The adoption of advanced manufacturing intelligence technologies offers opportunities for new profitable business models. The basis for this is the data that is related to the manufactured product, the physical components used for the manufacturing and the services that are applied in this context. In such a Product-Service System (PSS) there are several interactions and corresponding dependencies between physical products and services that have to be managed to obtain an optimal added value from the PSS. A first step is to make the informational interactions between Product and Service Lifecycle Management (PLM and SLM) transparent and visualize them. The objective of this paper is therefore to identify and visualize the interactions between SLM and PLM in general and as a subsequent step in a use case of a manufacturing enterprise.


Product service systems Lifecycle management Service science Service engineering Servitization 



This work has been partly funded by the European Commission through the FoF-ICT Project MSEE: Manufacturing Service Ecosystem (No. 284860) and PSYMBIOSYS (No. 636804). The authors wish to acknowledge the Commission and all the project partners for their contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingo Westphal
    • 1
  • Mike Freitag
    • 2
  • Klaus-Dieter Thoben
    • 1
  1. 1.BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH at the University of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und OrganisationStuttgartGermany

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