Product re‐engineering process using an enterprise modelling architecture

V. Borja (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)
J.A. Harding (Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK)
K.T.K. Toh (International Computers Limited (ICL), Feltham, Middlesex, UK)

International Journal of Agile Management Systems

ISSN: 1465-4652

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Creation of new products from existing solutions (product re‐design) shortens new product introduction phases and reduces costs. The product re‐engineering process is a new approach to the realisation of substitute components without the benefit of original design process documentation or any other documentation relating to the component. Re‐engineering comprises stages which are potentially applicable to many industries. This research applies an enterprise modelling architecture to modelling the re‐engineering process, producing descriptions of the process from several different descriptive views, namely function, information, resource and organisation. This results in a more complete description of the process, in which the model itself may be used as a reference for the implementation of a re‐design process in a particular company. This research also shows how the information modelling constructs of CIMOSA can be used to meet the particular unique requirements of the process of re‐design.

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Borja, V., Harding, J. and Toh, K. (2000), "Product re‐engineering process using an enterprise modelling architecture", International Journal of Agile Management Systems, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 214-225. https://doi.org/10.1108/14654650010356121

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