Industry4 : current readiness



Overall Industry 4 readiness levels

Companies are generally at an intermediate level (level 2) of Industry 4 readiness, with strategy and organisation being the least ready, and supply chain the most ready


There are three types of companies covered by the Industry 4 readiness. These are B2B (business to business), B2C (business to consumer) and Governments.


Products and services

Readiness level Level 1
Beginner
Level 2
Intermediate
Level 3
Experienced
Level 4
Expert
Don't know Not relevant
Product customisation Product allows for no individualisation, standardised mass production Majority of products are made in large batch sizes with limited late differentiation Products can be largely customised but still have standardised base Late differentiation available for most make-to-order products (batch size 1) Don't know Not relevant
Digital features of products Products show only physical value Products show value only from intellectual property licensing Products exhibit some digital features and value from intellectual property licensing Products exhibit high digital features and value from intellectual property licensing Don't know Not relevant
Data-driven services Data-driven services are offered without customer integration Data-driven services are offered with little customer integration Data-driven services are offered with customer integration Data-driven services are fully integrated with the customer Don't know Not relevant
Level of product data usage Data is not used 0-20% of collected data is used 20-50% of collected data is used More than 50% of collected data is used Don't know Not relevant
Share of revenue Data-driven services account for an initial share of revenue (<2.5%) Data-driven services account for a moderate share of revenue (2.5-7.5%) Data-driven services account for a significant share of revenue (7.5-10%) Data-driven services play an important role in revenue (>10%) Don't know Not relevant

Manufacturing and operation

Readiness level Level 1
Beginner
Level 2
Intermediate
Level 3
Experienced
Level 4
Expert
Don't know Not relevant
Automation Few machines can be controlled through automation Some machines and system infrastructures can be controlled through automation Most machine