Is the Industrial Product-Service System really sustainable?

D.C.A. Pigosso
Department of Industrial Engineering, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil

S.R. Sousa
Environmental Engineering Sciences, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil

A. Guelere Filho
Department of Industrial Engineering, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil

A. R. Ometto
Department of Industrial Engineering, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil

H. Rozenfeld
Department of Industrial Engineering, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 77:8, s. 59-65

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Publicerad: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 978-91-7393-381-0

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


As the product-service system has shifted from its original concept to the Industrial PSS; its scope has expanded to include industrial products. Furthermore; the overall goal of reducing environmental impacts has been left behind. Despite the PSS’s potential as a business model for a more sustainable production and consumption system; the mere addition of services to conventional products does not necessarily lead to a reduction of environmental impacts. This paper aims to discuss the concepts related to PSS; the need for considering environmental impact reduction as a critical issue for sustainability; and the role of ecodesign practices in the development of PSS.


Product-Service System (PSS); Industrial Product-Service System (IPS2); environmental sustainability; ecodesign


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