Within the era of Industry 4.0, digital technologies are seen as the main drivers for manufacturing industry transformation. In fact, many sustain that manufacturing companies will be able to obtain many benefits and opportunities from the digital transformation. If on one hand manufacturing companies have to be able to “ride” this wave of transformation in order to remain competitive, on the other hand, before investing in digital technologies, they have to understand what their current situation is and what their needs are with respect to both digital technologies and organizational processes in different functions. Indeed, the success of the transformation process mainly depends on the company ability to be ready to apply the technological change that some of these digital technologies envision. From these considerations, after having figured out their current readiness level for starting the digital transformation fostered by the Industry 4.0, it is possible to state that the next step manufacturing companies have to undertake is to define their transformation roadmap. With the aim to guide them towards this transformation process, a maturity model, called DREAMY (Digital REadiness Assessment MaturitY model) and based on the inspiring principles of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) framework, has been developed and utilized. The objectives of this model are twofold. Firstly, it allows the assessment of the current digital readiness of manufacturing companies and the identification of their strengths and weaknesses with respect to implemented technologies and organizational processes. Secondly, it enables the identification of a set of opportunities offered to companies by the digital transformation, considering their strengths and aiming to overcome their weaknesses. Through the application of this methodology into case studies, it has been possible to reach two main results. On one hand, the analyzed manufacturing companies have been aware of their digital readiness level, of their strengths and weaknesses and of the main opportunities they can exploit from the digitalization process starting from their current situation. On the other hand, empirical evidences were gathered on the current level of manufacturing companies’ digital readiness and on the possible common traits among the identified opportunities.

Guiding manufacturing companies towards digitalization a methodology for supporting manufacturing companies in defining their digitalization roadmap

De Carolis A.;MacChi M.;Negri E.;Terzi S.
2018

Abstract

Within the era of Industry 4.0, digital technologies are seen as the main drivers for manufacturing industry transformation. In fact, many sustain that manufacturing companies will be able to obtain many benefits and opportunities from the digital transformation. If on one hand manufacturing companies have to be able to “ride” this wave of transformation in order to remain competitive, on the other hand, before investing in digital technologies, they have to understand what their current situation is and what their needs are with respect to both digital technologies and organizational processes in different functions. Indeed, the success of the transformation process mainly depends on the company ability to be ready to apply the technological change that some of these digital technologies envision. From these considerations, after having figured out their current readiness level for starting the digital transformation fostered by the Industry 4.0, it is possible to state that the next step manufacturing companies have to undertake is to define their transformation roadmap. With the aim to guide them towards this transformation process, a maturity model, called DREAMY (Digital REadiness Assessment MaturitY model) and based on the inspiring principles of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) framework, has been developed and utilized. The objectives of this model are twofold. Firstly, it allows the assessment of the current digital readiness of manufacturing companies and the identification of their strengths and weaknesses with respect to implemented technologies and organizational processes. Secondly, it enables the identification of a set of opportunities offered to companies by the digital transformation, considering their strengths and aiming to overcome their weaknesses. Through the application of this methodology into case studies, it has been possible to reach two main results. On one hand, the analyzed manufacturing companies have been aware of their digital readiness level, of their strengths and weaknesses and of the main opportunities they can exploit from the digitalization process starting from their current situation. On the other hand, empirical evidences were gathered on the current level of manufacturing companies’ digital readiness and on the possible common traits among the identified opportunities.
2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation: Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
978-1-5386-0774-9
digitalization; maturity model; roadmap; Smart manufacturing
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