Physical product reengineering with embedded information technology

Prabhudev Konana, Gautam Ray

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Companies are increasing using embedded information technology (EIT) for physical product reengineering process (PPR), to improve the convenience, performance, safety, and security of the products. EIT makes it easy to operate, control, monitor, diagnose, service, and customize products. It also provides significant information for manufacturers that enable them to offer new services, engage in process innovation, and build direct relationships with their customers. The PPR, using EIT has also significant implications for the manufacturer, including enabling better integration, enhancing industry competition, and business applications. The use of EIT in PPR, will capture and process events, enabling manufacturers to identify and correct problems, before product failures occur. It also helps product manufacturers to monitor product health throughout its life cycle, and integrate physical operations with business processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1290965
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007


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