Festo ‘Quick Check Tool’ helps firms prepare for Industry 4.0 adoption 27 July 2018
Industrial automation specialist Festo has developed an online tool to help companies assess their readiness for Industry 4.0 adoption.
Called ‘Industry 4.0 Quick Check’, the online tool enables companies to identify their current Industry 4.0 maturity level and what their development and training priorities should be.
Neil Lewin, learning and development consultant at Festo, explains that as digital transformation gathers pace, more and more companies are making the transition to Industry 4.0 working.
“However, assessing just where you are in the process and what support you need along the way can be very difficult,” he adds “Do you really know how well your production and processes are prepared for digital transformation?
“Our new online tool makes it much easier to find answers by guiding the user 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.
Lewin concludes: “Industry 4.0 Quick Check provides an easy to use, accessible and free of charge self-assessment of a company’s Industry 4.0 status. It provides a clear visualisation which can help guide the user to their priorities.”
For your free Industry 4.0 preparedness assessment, visit: www.festo-didactic.co.uk/I4check
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