Title: A structured approach to managing technical process reengineering projects

Authors: Massimo de Falco, Luisa Falivene, Salvatore Miranda

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, SA 84084, Italy. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, SA 84084, Italy. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, SA 84084, Italy

Abstract: The emerging knowledge-based economy has pointed out the importance of competence and its interface in the conception of any economic process. There has been a natural evolution in industrial innovation processes: from a sequence of separated phases (sequential approach) to a multidisciplinary network of competences (interactive approach). These changes have brought about the increase in the information to be managed and coordinated especially if the project regards processes such as reengineering ones in which the technical aspects are predominant and critical. The aim of this paper is to propose an integrated methodology based on a logical framework which guarantees effective analysis and management of data generated during a project of Product/Process Reengineering (PR). The framework is able to coordinate these information flows whose complexity is related to the different nature of the data involved, by supporting design and operation processes during the evaluation of all the feasible alternatives.

Keywords: technical process reengineering; innovation; information management; product reengineering; information flows.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2008.019332

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2008 Vol.3 No.2, pp.178-190

Available online: 07 Jul 2008 *

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