Designing Product-Service System Inventory Control: System Requirements Analysis of Raw Material in Automotive Industry

  • Farah Ameelia Mohammad
  • Siti Zubaidah IsmailEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


During the past decade, growing attention to Product-Service System (PSS) is given a massively important role in development from traditional product-based business model to provision of industrial services. Every production task will incur some level of inventory, and this requires the collection and processing of both physical and information elements. Inventory control in PSS creates a more extensive set of uncertainties that the automotive industry needs to manage due to the enhanced scope and complexity of the product and service offering. There is a limited diffusion of new business models, especially by the automotive industry, and in particular in managing inventory control of raw material. To deal with this difficulty, this paper aims: firstly, suggests a generic model using IDEFØ for systematic and comprehensive analyses of how PSS inventory control characteristics in raw material integrate. Finally, this paper proposes the inventory of raw material in automotive industry characteristics to make it possible to better understand the dynamics of scope and complexity of the product and service offering.


PSS Inventory control IDEFØ Raw material inventory 



This paper would not be possible without the financial support given by the Universiti Malaysia Pahang via RDU180385. Neither would it be possible without the support, time and knowledge provided by the collaborating industrial company.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farah Ameelia Mohammad
    • 1
  • Siti Zubaidah Ismail
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia PahangPekanMalaysia

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