Future Oriented Planning of Product-Service Systems

  • Dominik WeidmannEmail author
  • Marcel Stenger
  • Markus Mörtl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 513)


Currently, innovations in product development are often implemented through a shift towards product-service systems. Thereby, products are combined with additional services, whereas this integration of both disciplines causes a new complexity. This complexity combined with a future oriented perspective requires a systematic support for planning these product-service systems. Core aspects are the reduction of uncertainty and a better preparation for future evolvements. This contribution presents a procedure that connects a systematic analysis of the future environment with the product-service system. The impact of future contextual influences on the product-service system is assessed by a future-oriented requirements specification. Consequently, the procedure transfers planning information into an engineering perspective. In order to ensure the procedure’s applicability, a case study was performed in the innovative sector of autonomous driving in cooperation with a company from the German automotive industry.


Product-service system planning Product development Requirements engineering Contextual influences Future orientation Case study 



We thank the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft—DFG) for funding this project as part of the collaborative research center „Sonderforschungsbereich 768—Managing cycles in innovation processes—Integrated development of product-service-systems based on technical products‟.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Weidmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcel Stenger
    • 1
  • Markus Mörtl
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of MunichGarchingGermany

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