Servitization maturity model: developing distinctive capabilities for successful servitization in manufacturing companies

Koji Kimita, Tim C. McAloone, Keiji Ogata, Daniela C. A. Pigosso

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Abstract

Purpose This study aims to develop a systematic method called servitization maturity model to support companies in developing distinctive capabilities for successful servitization.

Design/methodology/approach The concept of maturity models is adopted to support companies in developing distinctive capabilities for servitization. A systematic literature review and case study approach are employed to develop the maturity model.

Findings The findings highlight 46 capabilities classified into seven categories: strategy and leadership, performance, offerings, customers, organization, network and digital technology. Furthermore, the evolutionary path is defined by combining two types of levels, i.e. capability and maturity levels, to develop these capabilities.

Research limitations/implications The evolutionary path was partially validated through the application, while further investigation is required to validate the evolutionary path. Therefore, future research should investigate the further validation of the evolutionary path by conducting multiple case studies. Practical implications The proposed maturity model enables companies to not only capture the bigger picture of the required capabilities without oversight, but also determine a process for improving the requisite capabilities with feasible efforts.

Originality/value Existing maturity models focused on the transition from less to more advanced services. However, recent studies emphasized that companies need to determine strategies that reflect their capabilities rather than simply move toward more advanced services. Based on this assumption, this study provides successive stages that enable companies to improve their capabilities through feasible efforts.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Volume33
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)61-87
ISSN1741-038X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Servitization
  • Product-service systems
  • Capability
  • Maturity model

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