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The Data Maturity Model: The Four Levels Explained

Become a Master – Transform from a Reactive to a Proactive Manufacturer

For the last 30 years, manufacturing has followed the Lean Management philosophy to stay competitive. Today, technology and the interconnectivity of things is the “new Lean” – and many manufacturing companies will fall further behind if this new concept of the operational revolution known as Manufacturing 4.0 isn’t realized.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enables Manufacturing 4.0. It allows powerful insight to help streamline business practices and deliver important results, including reduced costs, productivity improvement, better resilience, and flexibility across the enterprise. The emphasis is on bringing ideas together as well as machines. It also means linking all processes — not in a chain, as we have thought in the past, but into a cross-functional, hyper-connected, and data-driven manufacturing organization.

Today, your data can tell you so much more about the performance of your business.

The Industrial Internet of Things Machines on the shop floor can now speak to your top floor combining the intelligent and intuitive language of machines through the MES with the operational controls and efficiency indicators of an ERP. Key Performance Indicators can be fully leveraged through master schedules and production and planning, along with the actual production capacities from the shop floor.

Utilization of operational controls can now be indicated not solely on operational units for control but through financial impact to the company. Adding Data, collected from all existing IT systems and the machines from the shop and the top floor to the overall solution, takes this information and turns it into easy to understand dashboards and reports giving you detailed views of how successfully your company is performing.

Arriving at such a level of data maturity takes the right tool to collect the data and convert it into a proper Key Performance Indicator (KPI), and the skills to interpret your data.

The Data Maturity Model is a tool that can help you assess your Manufacturing 4.0 readiness and data maturity. Let’s get started, take the survey:

Assessment Tool: What’s your Data Maturity?

About the author

With a global mindset and entrepreneurial spirit, Sandy Abraham works with and across the organization to execute on integrated marketing programs and to initiate compelling new operational models. Sandy loves pugs, travel, automotive engineering, the aerospace industry, and smart design.



Sandy Abraham

Marketing & Brand Management
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