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Pathfinder i4.0

Measure your progress. Develop your roadmap.
Pathfinder i40

Systematic approach, rather than blind actionism

Industry 4.0 is more than just technology. A sustainable implementation of industry 4.0 aproaches requires an integrated transformation process for the whole company. Therefore, it is crucial to define a roadmap that considers more than just technological factors.

 

The Pathfinder i4.0 is based on four major dimensions:

1

Management & Leadership

2

Organisation & Human Resources

3

Technology & Infrastructure

4

Market Awareness & Perception

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Industry 4.0 does not work with ‘one size fits all solutions’ but with individualised approaches for your company
Pathfinder i40 is an online- and workshop-based method that enables you and your organisation to achieve three major targets:
  1. Measure the individual digital transformation progress of your company. You can decide whether to focus on your entire organisation or on individual parts of it. As a result, you will get a detailed overview of the current state of your company regarding the digital transformation.
  2. Benchmark your company compared to other companies, industries and countries.
  3. Develop an induvidual industry 4.0 roadmap for your company based on the evaluation results and an in-depth discussion process with your and our experts.

As an independent organisation of experts, the German innovation centre for industry 4.0 helps you to get an unbiased view on the digital maturity of your company.

“It is imperative that companies in all countries start now with a set of concrete steps.”

Stage 1: Online Self-Assessment
Stage 1: Online Self-Assessment

Method

  • Members of the management or employees answer 25 general questions on the industry 4.0 status of the company.
  • Conducted by using the Pathfinder i4.0 Online tool.
  • Takes just 15 minutes.

Outcome

  • First impression of the industry 4.0 status of the company in the dimensions of Management & Leadership, Technology & Infrastructure, Organisation & People and Market.
  • Making strengths and weaknesses visible.
  • First benchmark with other companies, industries and countries.
Stage 2: Detailed Group-Assessment
Stage 2: Detailed Group-Assessment

Method

  • A selected group (from different functional and hierarchical parts of the company) discusses more precise questions on the industry 4.0 status of the company.
  • Conducted by one of our experts and by using the Pathfinder i4.0 online tool.
  • Approx. half day workshop.

Outcome

  • Detailed measurement of the digital status of the company along the dimensions of Management & Leadership, Technology & Infrastructure, Organisation & People and Market.
  • Definition of target values in all of the dimensions.
  • First ideas for concrete actions.
Stage 3: Development of an Integrated Industry 4.0 Roadmap
Stage 3: Development of an Integrated Industry 4.0 Roadmap

Method

  • In-depth evaluation of the Pathfinder i4.0 results from stage 1 and 2; also compared with benchmarks in other companies and industries.
  • Together with one of our experts the industry 4.0 team of the company develops an integrated and practical-oriented roadmap for implementing industry 4.0 step by step.
  • 1–2 days of workshop; follow-up activities.

Outcome

  • A clear, integrated and accepted roadmap for all industry 4.0 activities in the company.
  • A working document that can be implemented and adapted on the basis of an agile process.