Decision Support for the modularized service development in manufacturing companies


The construction industry has suffered a decline in productivity for the last decades, among others because of management, connection and planning issues. Although most stakeholders in construction are aware of the benefits offered from digitalisation in other sectors, the investment in digital solutions is below 1%. The core competencies of suppliers are still in production and supplying pre-products to retailers or other non-end-users.

One possible solution to digitalise suppliers is to use modularization and Decision Support Systems (DSS) to support manufacturers during the conception and development of digital services. In this project existing services as well as corporate information are matched with a modularization framework to create actual recommendations with a Decision Support System. This system is then used as a basis to proceed with further conception and implementation of digital services in mid-tier construction suppliers.

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