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For a better understanding of Industry 4.0 - An Industry 4.0 maturity model

Bierhold, Tom (2018) For a better understanding of Industry 4.0 - An Industry 4.0 maturity model.

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Abstract:This paper is devoted to the trend of smart technology and the fourth industrial revolution. It concentrates on the creation and identification of items necessary for the maturity in Industry 4.0. Therefore this paper should be also seen as an extension and enlargement of the current literature regarding Industries 4.0 maturity models. To achieve this currently existing Maturity models will be compared with each other. A maturity model is created based on this comparison. The base construct of this model is composed out of an industry identifier and the company and technology domains. Specifically the importance of the type of industry is highlighted and different concepts out of the academicals field discussed. Further the most important technologies will be elaborated to get a better insight on how to measure each of them. Representative technologies of I4.0 are the IOT, Big Data, cloud computing, 3D printing drones and cyber security. In the end a basic structure how a maturity model for Industry 4.0 is presented and important attributes out of the dimensions are described.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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