Digital platforms will be successful if they provide a clear value proposition to the user groups involved. In general, digital platforms offer added-value basd upon three main mechanisms:
Based upon these mechanisms, added-value can be created in a variety of perspectives (see for instance here)
Product-Oriented Organizations based on highly qualified professional knowledge for design-manufacturing
Product Data management Systems
Products are considered along their own lifecycle. Complex Interactions between Lifecycles considered.
Product Life Cycle systems integrating Computer Aided Design and Product Data Management systems.
Customer Relationship Management systems
Product-Service-System Design Engineering open to customers and final users. Advanced services integrated.
Manufacturing companies integrate innovative services in their value proposition
Product Service Systems induce digital transformations at all levels: technical organizational and procedural. Collaborative PS Factories.
Dedicated ERP software implemented
Supply chain management system implemented
Forecasting of required capabilities (link with Autonomous Smart Factories)
Common digital platform used for tenders and bidding (dynamically connecting to new suppliers/customers)