University of Maribor, Faculty of Logistics, Slovenia
Industry transforms its production and business models according to Industry 4.0 concept, a current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies that includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things/services, cloud and cognitive computing. Digital maturity is the ultimate precondition for transition. Intralogistics, an ubiquitous activity inside every company, consequently follows this trend and expands the concept of industry 4.0 in the field of logistics. In doing so, traditional companies have to lead their development along the evolutionary path, on which they are faced with a lack of examples of good practice that might be followed. They can use maturity models, but the use of these often requires the involvement of consulting firms. Maturity models are supportive tools to assess the AS-IS state, derive and prioritize improvement measures and control the progress. With the awareness of the inadequacy of merely the use of maturity models for the transition in industry 4.0, we began to evolve complementary tools.
The paper examines the applicability of the maturity model, more specifically The Digital Maturity Model 4.0, in combination with Business Process Modelling and the AS-IS state analysis in the light of the technological upgrading according to Industry 4.0 guidelines on specific case study in Tooling manufacturer. The paper concludes that the maturity model is useful for general diagnostics, but for more detailed planning of further development steps analytics at the process level is needed.
Key words: industry 4.0, maturity model, business process modelling, Digital Maturity Model 4.0
Last Update: October 31, 2019