Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


The introduction of the book is dedicated to outline the scientific context within which Integrated Product and Process Reengineering (IPPR) has been developed, as well as the basic motivations of the work. The disciplines aimed at proposing alternative configurations of industrial processes and products/services, i.e. Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and New Product Development (NPD), are analyzed by pointing out the main strengths and weaknesses. The birth of IPPR is a contribution for filling the gap between the expected outcomes of the present methodologies and the practical displayed results. The present Chapter clarifies the main concepts employed within the presented methodology and provides suitable definitions for the most relevant notions. Furthermore, a classification of common industrial problems is presented, for which different tools are suitable to reengineer the current business. As a result of a broad review of the existing techniques, the purpose of the book is clarified, illustrating the main strategic and methodological objectives to be pursued throughout original tools focused on customer value.


Business Process Business Model Customer Satisfaction Customer Requirement Quality Function Deployment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri Borgianni
    • 1
  • Gaetano Cascini
    • 2
  • Federico Rotini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Meccanica e Tecnologie IndustrialiUniversità di FirenzeFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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