Günther Schuh, Reiner Anderl, Jürgen Gausemeier, Michael ten Hompel, Wolfgang Wahlster (2017)
The acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index focuses on four key areas, each of which has two fundamental principles attached to it. The main challenge for companies wishing to implement Industrie 4.0 is to put these principles into practice by developing the various capabilities described in this study. The goal is to generate knowledge from data in order to transform the company into a learning, agile organisation and enable rapid decision-making and adaptation processes throughout every part of the business and across all business process areas. The acquisition of this agility provides companies with a significant competitive advantage in a disruptive environment.