Publication detail

Barriers of Smart Servitization in Manufacturing companies

KAŇOVSKÁ, L.

Original Title

Barriers of Smart Servitization in Manufacturing companies

English Title

Barriers of Smart Servitization in Manufacturing companies

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Purpose of the article The impact of smart servitization has increased during last years in manufacturing com-panies. Manufacturers provide tangible products accompanied by services, but even also by smart services. Smart services are easily able to exchange data between their customers and the service providers. For providers and for their customers are smart services very beneficial in many ways. However, some possible barriers are connected with smart services as well. Methodology/methods A qualitative multi-case study was done among seven Czech electrotechnical SMEs from South Moravian Region, which have already begun with smart service provision and provide a wide range of products and services with varying degrees of smart service orientation. The in-depth interviews with owners or with experienced senior managers were done from April 2017 to January 2018. Scientific aim The aim of this paper is to find out which barriers of smart services are the most crucial for today’s manufacturing SMEs. Findings The most important barrries at the beginning are finance and the lack of time. The main current inter-nal barriers are perceived as follows: lease of data storage space, better sophistication and unification of the system, small complexity of the diagnostic system, data volume, finance and slow development, employee in-competence, lack of capable people and determination start with smart services. The current external barriers are the compatibility of SIM cards, how to get more and more demanding customers and get rid of their data security concerns, the rigidity of large businesses, poor networking and security, poorly technically and individu-ally thinking graduates, poor infrastructure, often senseless protection regulations personal data. Conclusions Deeper research is necessary to understand this problem of barriers connected to smart servitiza-tion. Therefore, future studies should investigate further which barriers SMEs companies ave and how to help them to overcome them.

English abstract

Purpose of the article The impact of smart servitization has increased during last years in manufacturing com-panies. Manufacturers provide tangible products accompanied by services, but even also by smart services. Smart services are easily able to exchange data between their customers and the service providers. For providers and for their customers are smart services very beneficial in many ways. However, some possible barriers are connected with smart services as well. Methodology/methods A qualitative multi-case study was done among seven Czech electrotechnical SMEs from South Moravian Region, which have already begun with smart service provision and provide a wide range of products and services with varying degrees of smart service orientation. The in-depth interviews with owners or with experienced senior managers were done from April 2017 to January 2018. Scientific aim The aim of this paper is to find out which barriers of smart services are the most crucial for today’s manufacturing SMEs. Findings The most important barrries at the beginning are finance and the lack of time. The main current inter-nal barriers are perceived as follows: lease of data storage space, better sophistication and unification of the system, small complexity of the diagnostic system, data volume, finance and slow development, employee in-competence, lack of capable people and determination start with smart services. The current external barriers are the compatibility of SIM cards, how to get more and more demanding customers and get rid of their data security concerns, the rigidity of large businesses, poor networking and security, poorly technically and individu-ally thinking graduates, poor infrastructure, often senseless protection regulations personal data. Conclusions Deeper research is necessary to understand this problem of barriers connected to smart servitiza-tion. Therefore, future studies should investigate further which barriers SMEs companies ave and how to help them to overcome them.

Keywords

smart services; manufacturing companies; smart servitization; barriers of smart service provisions, Czech Re-public

Released

30.04.2019

Location

Brno: Vysoké učení technické

ISBN

978-80-214-5755-3

Book

Perspectives of Business and Entrepreneurship Development in Digital Transformation of Corporate Business Collected abstracts and programme of international scientific conference.

Pages from

37

Pages to

37

Pages count

1

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT156753,
  author="Lucie {Kaňovská}",
  title="Barriers of Smart Servitization in Manufacturing companies",
  annote="Purpose of the article The impact of smart servitization has increased during last years in manufacturing com-panies. Manufacturers provide tangible products accompanied by services, but even also by smart services. Smart services are easily able to exchange data between their customers and the service providers. For providers and for their customers are smart services very beneficial in many ways. However, some possible barriers are connected with smart services as well. 
Methodology/methods A qualitative multi-case study was done among seven Czech electrotechnical SMEs from South Moravian Region, which have already begun with smart service provision and provide a wide range of products and services with varying degrees of smart service orientation. The in-depth interviews with owners or with experienced senior managers were done from April 2017 to January 2018. 
Scientific aim The aim of this paper is to find out which barriers of smart services are the most crucial for today’s manufacturing SMEs. 
Findings The most important barrries at the beginning are finance and the lack of time. The main current inter-nal barriers are perceived as follows: lease of data storage space, better sophistication and unification of the system, small complexity of the diagnostic system, data volume, finance and slow development, employee in-competence, lack of capable people and determination start with smart services. The current external barriers are the compatibility of SIM cards, how to get more and more demanding customers and get rid of their data security concerns, the rigidity of large businesses, poor networking and security, poorly technically and individu-ally thinking graduates, poor infrastructure, often senseless protection regulations personal data.
Conclusions Deeper research is necessary to understand this problem of barriers connected to smart servitiza-tion. Therefore, future studies should investigate further which barriers SMEs companies ave and how to help them to overcome them.
",
  booktitle="Perspectives of Business and Entrepreneurship Development in Digital Transformation of Corporate Business Collected abstracts and programme of international scientific conference.",
  chapter="156753",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2019",
  month="april",
  pages="37--37",
  type="conference paper"
}