Industry 4.0 Maturity Index

Currently, companies worldwide recognize the considerable potential of „Industrie 4.0“. The key advantages – in addition to an increase of the production efficiency – are, inter alia, the creation of integrated systems, connected products as well as the improvement of the service portfolio. However, a company-wide evaluation of the maturity regarding “Industrie 4.0” presents a major challenge.

The acatech project „Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index“ targets to solve that issue: By the development of a multidimensional maturity model an internationally valid evaluation methodology shall be provided for companies. In this project, it is aimed to identify the status quo in the companies. Individual roadmaps can be developed in order to ensure a successful implementation of “Industrie 4.0” solutions according to the status quo. Based on current stu­dy results the „Maturity Index“ will include research and development in addition to production, logistics, sales and marketing. That aims to enable a holistic evaluation of the maturity of „Industrie 4.0“ in the companies for the implementation of individual solutions, according to needs.

The DiK‘s task is to enable the evaluation of the „En­gineering“ domain, mostly focusing research and develop­ment, and the cross-domain topic cyber security. For that developed questionnaires, diagrams and recommended ac­tions are used.