It is important not to approach existing technologies and upcoming trends indiscriminately, but in a targeted manner based on an appropriate planning horizon. Depending on the planning perspective and the individual operational and strategic goals of a company, different trends or technologies are relevant. With this in mind, we have compiled an overview of currently relevant technologies and trends for 2023. We have sorted these into three planning horizons: operational-, tactical- and strategic horizon. According to the acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index Framework, these technologies and trends can be assigned to the four structural areas of a manufacturing company: information systems, culture, organizational structure and resources.
This set of cards is designed to help companies select and understand the right technologies and trends for their digital transformation. In addition, the Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index can be used for a detailed assessment of a company‘s digital maturity and to create a holistic Industrie 4.0 roadmap.