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International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM)

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  • User needs in reverse logistics of electro medical equipment in a Product-Service System (PSS)   Order a copy of this article
    by Adriana Hofmann Trevisan, Carina Campese, Janaina Mascarenhas 
    Abstract: Product-Service System (PSS) and Circular Economy (CE) require Reverse Logistics (RL) network to return, recovery and maximize product lifespan. Those tree systems (PSS, CE, and RL) need to be designed from the consumer's perspective to be successful. However, few studies highlighted the role and the relevance of the users in RL in PSS context. In this sense, this research seeks to understand the user's needs to perform RL in a PSS. First, an initial case study was carried out with a company that manufactures and sells medical devices in Brazil. Then, multiple case studies were carried out in hospitals to collect on-site needs related to the context of use and return of medical devices. The identified needs were organized into seven categories. The results indicate that lack of agility in RL process can lead to critical situations within the hospital (e.g. lack of equipment to use), as well as the creation of stressful situations for all stakeholders involved in the process.
    Keywords: PSS; customer involvement; reverse logistics; circular economy; participatory design; medical advice; usersĀ“ needs.