Industry 4.0 readiness in manufacturing companies: challenges and enablers towards increased digitalization
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Digitalization is changing the business environment and companies face challenges to make progress. A first step to support companies is to verify their digital readiness, capabilities, and developing clear plans for improvement. This paper aims to evaluate the digital readiness of seven companies through the application of a self-check tool, followed by a deeper investigation through a case study, to identify reasons, challenges/barriers and enablers towards digitalization. A workshop was conducted to evaluate the use of a self-check tool and collect other analysis. Results include the readiness level and comparison between companies, actions and practices towards increased digitalization.

Digital readiness

Smart PM

Industry 4.0

performance management


Carla Gonçalves Machado

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Dan Carlsson

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Peter Almström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Victor Centerholt

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Malin C Hallin

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 81 1113-1118

52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS)
Ljubljana, Slovenia,

SMART PM - Sustainable Manufacturing by Automated Real-Time Performance Management

VINNOVA, 2018-04-20 -- 2020-12-20.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

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