Product Service System (PSS) concept aims at minimization of environmental impacts with alternative form of product utilizations and services, while maintaining enterprises economical performance and service quality for users. In this study, a methodology to analyze PSSs with life cycle simulation is proposed. This approach enables the authors to systematically describe diversity in form of PSSs, and to evaluate and compare alternative PSSs from environmental and economic perspective. Case studies quantitatively imply the feasibility of further sustainable PSS by integrating existing PSSs.
Life Cycle Simulation for Analyzing Product Service Systems
by H. Komoto; T. Tomiyama; M. Nagel; S. Silvester; H. BrezetJun 26, 2006