The main purpose of digitalisation is to improve business performance (production cost, product quality, product launch time, order fulfilment accuracy, etc) and be able to keep up with changes in market situations. Digital manufacturing is a technology-based approach to production that links different data silos and processes in the manufacturing lifecycle so that stakeholders can make better business decisions both comprehensively and at each step. An important goal of digital manufacturing is to improve efficiency and respond to changing customer demands in a more agile manner.
Digital manufacturing is the methodology that uses an integrated and computer-based systems to create product and manufacturing process simultaneously.
|International designation||Content of a digital tool|
|CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|ERP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|PLM||Product Lifecycle Management, Process planning|
|MES||Manufacturing Execution System, Production monitoring|
|IoT/M2M||Computer Networks and Data Exchange|
|CPS||Cyber Physical System application in a company|
|CAQ||Computer Aided Quality Control|
|WMS||Inbound Logistics and Warehouse management|
|CMMS||Computerized Maintenance Management System|
|LIMS||Quality Assurance and Laboratory Information Management System|
The aim of a digital analysis is to get an overview of the extent to which and for what purpose companies are using different digitizing instruments in their value chain.
|Level of digitalization||Description of the nature of the level|
|Weak||The company has not implemented digital technologies or there is no need for their implementation|
|Middle range||The company has somewhat used various information communication technology tools to automate various processes|
|Good||The company uses the digitalization of various processes and is moving towards the development of Industry 4.0 in the areas necessary for the company|
|Excellent||The company is moving robustly towards Industry 4.0 technologies and several of the horizontal and vertical value chain processes have been digitized to the required level through various ICT solutions (both software and hardware)|
The level of use of digitization tools and techniques to digitize different enterprise processes across the value chain.
The purpose of the Digital Needs is to assess whether the existing level of digitization meets the needs of the company. Correlation between Digital Presence and Digital Need creates preconditions for business performance.
Reflects changes in the enterprise on a timeline (quarterly, half-year, year).