CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sami Chatti, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart, Tullio Tolio

Industrial Product-Service System

  • Horst MeierEmail author
  • Henning Lagemann
Reference work entry



An industrial product-service system (IPS2) is characterized by the integrated and mutually determined planning, development, provision, and use of products and services including immanent software. IPS2 are offered in business-to-business markets; they address industrial applications only. An IPS2 represents a knowledge-intensive socio-technical system (Meier et al. 2010).

An IPS2 is a customized solution, which comprises products, services, and immanent software in an integrated manner in order to deliver a particular value instead of a pure functionality to industrial customers. Hence, an IPS2 aims at replacing product-focused business strategies by use-oriented strategies. Consequently, all physical and nonphysical components of IPS2need to be planned, developed, and operated together, considering all...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenbau/Lehrstuhl für ProduktionssystemeRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany