Int. J. of Agile Systems and Management   »   2015 Vol.8, No.3/4

 

 

Title: A systematic service design methodology to achieve mass personalisation

 

Authors: Wen-Bin Hsiao; Ming-Chuan Chiu; Chih-Yuan Chu; Wei-Fan Chen

 

Addresses:
Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University Lehman, PA, USA

 

Abstract: Mass customisation is an approach which aims to reduce cost and increase efficiency through modularisation and information technology. However, there are some limitations in mass customisation. Firstly, customers do not completely participate with designers in the design phase. Secondly, the concept of mass customisation is not able to satisfy individual's needs. This study proposes a service engineering methodology to achieve personalised services through customer co-creation. The research applied personalised hotel room layout service as a case study. The customer satisfaction would be measured according to service strategic module. The result also validated that the proposed personalised service could considerably increase customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. The proposed methodology also provides customers with diversified services and let them experience the process of value co-creation to achieve the efficiency of mass personalisation.

 

Keywords: service engineering; personalised services; customer co-creation; mass personalisation; service design; mass customisation; hotel room layout; case study; customer satisfaction; customer loyalty; service diversification; value co-creation; hotels rooms; personalised room layout.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2015.073520

 

Int. J. of Agile Systems and Management, 2015 Vol.8, No.3/4, pp.243 - 263

 

Submission date: 05 Nov 2014
Date of acceptance: 13 Apr 2015
Available online: 11 Dec 2015

 

 

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