Information Needs in Service Systems - A Framework for Integrating Service and Manufacturing Business Processes

Becker Jörg, Beverungen Daniel, Knackstedt Ralf, Matzner Martin, Müller Oliver


Abstract
Customer solutions comprise services and physical goods as integrated value propositions. Understanding the customers' point of view on value creation and integrating customers as co-creators of value into service processes are important research fields in Service Science Management and Engineering. At the same time, a lack of investigation of the providers' points of view on offering and fulfilling integrated value propositions can be ascertained. To compensate for this deficit, our paper investigates four different integrated value propositions in the B2B-market to study how an integration of service and manufacturing processes can be accomplished by sharing information in service systems. Based on in- depth business process analyses, information needsarising from the integration of service processes and manufacturing processes are identified and systematized in a conceptual framework. From a service research point of view, this framework provides a fundament to build on in consecutive qualitative and empirical investigations as well as for designing IT artifacts.

Keywords
B2B market , Business process analyses , Information needs , Manufacturing business processes , Service management , Service systems



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2011

Conference
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-44)

Venue
Koloa, HI, USA

Book title
Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Language
English

ISSN
1530-1605

ISBN
978-1-4244-9618-1

DOI