The “intelligent object” paradigm first occurred in holonic manufacturing, where objects managed their production. The “self-serving asset” is a further evolution of those early concepts from manufacturing to usage phase. The usage phase bestows a different set of requirements including maximisation of the asset’s life-in-service and benefits to the asset’s stakeholders. Addressing these requirements with a selfserving asset may lead to more streamlined decision-making in service operations, reduce erroneous or suboptimal decisions, and enable condition-based maintenance. We present a future direction for service systems by considering self-serving assets in the aerospace industry, and outline a technology roadmap for the transformation.Organised by: Cranfield UniversityMori Seiki – The Machine Tool Compan
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