Prof. Dr. Eckehard Müller
Institut für Werkstoff- und Fügetechnik, Applied Physics
Bochum University of Applied Sciences
- Production of the Future - MaturityModel as an Analytical Tool [Produktion der Zukunft - Reifegradmodell als Analyseinstrument]
Wessing, S. and Müller, E.
ZWF Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb 117 (2022)For the future-oriented design of value added-processes or factory planning, the current degree of implementation regarding Industry 4.0, digitalization, or sustainability is of great importance for companies. This article, therefore, analyzes the focal points for modern production processes and systems and defines the results in a pillar model entitled .,Production of the Future". This consists of nine central areas and is described in more detail by the German word composition .,LAND"(lean, automated, sustainable, and digital). To measure the current implementation status, a maturity model with five maturity levels for each section is developed based on the pillar model. For companies, the application of the maturity model offers the opportunity to determine their strengths and weaknesses regarding topics of the production of the future and, if necessary, to introduce activities for changing to modern and economic production. © 2022 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston, Germany.
view abstract 10.1515/zwf-2022-1081