29. August 2017

The German magazine IT & Production, an Industrie 4.0 magazine for successful production, started a three-piece article series back on first of July 2017 about the Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index. In the third article of the series the authors Sebastian Schmitz and Lucas Wenger describe the three week process of implementing  the Acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index as an impeccable tool for digitalization. During the first week workshops are held in the client company to determine the companies current state of Industrie 4.0 readiness which are then analysed  and transferred into the different maturity stages defined by the Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index. Already after the second week a presentation of results will be presented  including the individually shaped Industrie 4.0 Roadmap for the digitalization process. This roadmap gives detailed information about the specific projects needed to achieve a higher maturity stage which enables the client company to start directly with the transformation process.

In the last section of the article a case example is given by the company Harting AG & Co KG where the project of implementing the Acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index had the goal of improving the companies Industrie 4.0 maturity. Soon after the project was completed the companies internal processes improved significantly thanks to the detailed information of the Industrie 4.0 Roadmap.

Autors of the article series are Sebastian Schmitz, Manager Industrial Practice, and Lucas Wenger, FIR-Projectmanager, both working with us at FIR at RWTH Aachen. You can find the german article here.