This first phase of the
MEPSS methodology has the objective of building a thorough
and systematic understanding of the company's markets, organisation and production
and value chain.
The strategic analysis will
define the starting position for the PSS design process. It will
generate a common understanding of the behaviour of the overall system and define
orientations for the next actions and steps to enable the design of a successful and
sustainable new PSS.
The central issue of the
analysis is the context in which a new PSS will be integrated.
This context includes the
whole business system, starting with the human
capital, business culture and the vision and mission of the company, through
to its strategy and the daily operation that generates and commercialises
the 'package' of products and services offered.
- Special interest will have to be paid to the role
of the company in the value
chain and to the life cycle of the company’s products (resources, supplies,
production, use and end-of-life).
Its main aim is to generate
realistic options and alternatives for the business based on
PSS thinking. Knowing the initial situation of a company makes it easier to make
decisions on which parts of the MEPSS model are most relevant in determining future
options. The idea is to create a new business concept which makes optimal use of the
capabilities and market access of the company.
in this phase are:
SYSTEM ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
ELABORATION OF SA RESULTS