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DEVELOPMENT OF SMART INDUSTRY MATURITY MODEL

ZHU, H. (2017) DEVELOPMENT OF SMART INDUSTRY MATURITY MODEL.

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Abstract:The new industrial revolution is emerging, termed as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart Industry approach has been made in the Netherlands to ensure that Dutch companies transit to the new production paradigm, thereby maintaining their global competitiveness. In this context, the thesis developed the Smart Industry Maturity Model (SIMM) as a tool to aid companies in identifying the status of their processes and technologies in relation to Industry4.0 and Smart Industry, and help them to develop strategies to achieve the transformation. SIMM consists of four parts, i.e. ‘KPIs and Market Trends’, ‘SIMM elements and relevant technologies and methods (TMs)’, ‘SIMM processes and relevant Value-add points (VAPs)’ and ‘SIMM maturity levels and relevant questionnaire’. SIMM has been developed based on the exploration of different approaches (i.e. Industry4.0 and Smart Industry), Porter’s value chain model and Capability Maturity Model Integration. It is concluded that Smart Industry Maturity Model could offer new perspectives of understanding for the business and production processes in companies, could help companies to identify the status quo of their processes and technologies, and could supply the guidance of developing a strategy for companies to conduct the process redesign and innovation, thereby achieving the transformation in terms of Smart Industry.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73693
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