Online tool can assess your readiness for Industry 4.0 adoption

10 September 2018

Festo has developed an online tool to help companies assess their readiness for Industry 4.0 adoption. Industry 4.0 Quick Check enables current Industry 4.0 maturity levels to be measured and highlights what the next training and development priorities should be.

The tool was created using Festo’s own experience in adopting Industry 4.0 practices at its manufacturing sites and in delivering workshops for third-parties. Neil Lewin, Festo learning & development consultant, explains: “The new online tool makes it easier to find answers by guiding users through a set of questions about their business priorities. It then immediately delivers a report by email containing recommendations on how they can move forward on their Industry 4.0 journey.”

The user is prompted to choose three targets for which they would like to receive initial recommendations for action. The Quick Check then asks 15 questions that cover the following aspects of the business:

• Data collection and processing 
• Networking and integration 
• Production autonomy 
• Strategy and processes 
• Employees and culture 

The software analyses the results of this online survey to assign a maturity level. The evaluation and the corresponding recommendations for action are presented graphically and in writing in a summary report.

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