Publication detail

SMART SERVICES AND THEIR BENEFITS FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

KAŇOVSKÁ, L.

Original Title

SMART SERVICES AND THEIR BENEFITS FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

English Title

SMART SERVICES AND THEIR BENEFITS FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

Current manufacturers do not provide only tangible products to their customers, but also deliver services and integrated solutions in today’s globalized environment. Furthermore, they effort also on implementing ‘smart services’. Smart services allow by connected product-service systems to exchange data between their customers and the service providers. Smart services offer many benefits for both manufacturing companies as service providers and as well as for their customers. The aim of this paper is to investigate which benefits of smart services are the most significant for manufacturing companies. To address the research objective, a qualitative multi-case study was conducted among seven Czech electrotechnical SMEs, which have already started with smart service provision. The respondents operate in the same industry, but they provide a wide range of products and services to their customers with varying degrees of smart service orientation. The empirical part of the paper involves in-depth interviews with owners or with experienced senior managers in each case organization. The interviews were done from April 2017 to January 2018. The findings show the most important benefits for small and medium manufacturers and their customers.

English abstract

Current manufacturers do not provide only tangible products to their customers, but also deliver services and integrated solutions in today’s globalized environment. Furthermore, they effort also on implementing ‘smart services’. Smart services allow by connected product-service systems to exchange data between their customers and the service providers. Smart services offer many benefits for both manufacturing companies as service providers and as well as for their customers. The aim of this paper is to investigate which benefits of smart services are the most significant for manufacturing companies. To address the research objective, a qualitative multi-case study was conducted among seven Czech electrotechnical SMEs, which have already started with smart service provision. The respondents operate in the same industry, but they provide a wide range of products and services to their customers with varying degrees of smart service orientation. The empirical part of the paper involves in-depth interviews with owners or with experienced senior managers in each case organization. The interviews were done from April 2017 to January 2018. The findings show the most important benefits for small and medium manufacturers and their customers.

Keywords

smart services; manufacturing companies; smart servitization; global area; Czech Republic.

Released

20.12.2018

Publisher

Žilinská univerzita v Žiline

Location

Žilina, Slovensko

Pages from

46

Pages to

56

Pages count

11

URL

BibTex


@article{BUT151680,
  author="Lucie {Kaňovská}",
  title="SMART SERVICES AND THEIR BENEFITS FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE",
  annote="Current manufacturers do not provide only tangible products to their customers, but also deliver services and integrated solutions in today’s globalized environment. Furthermore, they effort also on implementing ‘smart services’. Smart services allow by connected product-service systems to exchange data between their customers and the service providers. Smart services offer many benefits for both manufacturing companies as service providers and as well as for their customers. The aim of this paper is to investigate which benefits of smart services are the most significant for manufacturing companies. To address the research objective, a qualitative multi-case study was conducted among seven Czech electrotechnical SMEs, which have already started with smart service provision. The respondents operate in the same industry, but they provide a wide range of products and services to their customers with varying degrees of smart service orientation. The empirical part of the paper involves in-depth interviews with owners or with experienced senior managers in each case organization. The interviews were done from April 2017 to January 2018. The findings show the most important benefits for small and medium manufacturers and their customers.",
  address="Žilinská univerzita v Žiline",
  chapter="151680",
  doi="10.26552/ems.2018.2.46-56",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Žilinská univerzita v Žiline",
  number="2",
  volume="12",
  year="2018",
  month="december",
  pages="46--56",
  publisher="Žilinská univerzita v Žiline",
  type="journal article - other"
}