This essay focuses on a lost business opportunity. A hairdresser serves another client. An empty seat on an airplane cannot be fill after departure.
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If the service consumer does not request and consume the service during this period, the relate resources may go. From the perspective of the service provider, this is a lost business opportunity if no other use for those resources is available. Examples: A hairdresser serves another client. An empty seat on an airplane cannot be fill after departure.
When the service has been completely rendered to the consumer, this particular service irreversibly vanishes. Example: a passenger has been transport to the destination.
Examples: The service consumer must sit in the hairdresser’s chair, or in the airplane seat. Correspondingly, the hairdresser or the pilot must be in the shop or plane, respectively, to deliver the service.
Each service is unique. It can never be exactly repeat as the time, location, circumstances, conditions. Current configurations and/or assign resources are different for the next delivery. Even if the same service is requested by the consumer. Many services are regard as heterogeneous and are typically modify for each service-consumer or for each service-context.
Example The taxi service which transports the service consumer from home to work. Different from the taxi service which transports the same service consumer from work to home. Another point in time, the other direction, possibly another route, probably another taxi-driver and cab. Another and more common term for this is heterogeneity.