Industry 4.0 maturity follow-up inside an internal value chain: a case study

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Social, economic, and technological developments are leading companies to face new production challenges. The use of information and communication technologies offers to companies physical and virtual structures, allowing cooperation and quick adaptation along all value chain. However, companies are using those technologies without a proper integration with business partners and even with internal departments. This is the research gap under analysis on this study. Using a readiness model to measure the status of the industry 4.0 enabling technologies adoption inside a company, is possible to transmite knowledge, and pathing initiatives to help on progress and monitorization. This study presents the industry 4.0 enabling technologies readiness level of three departments of one automotive company internal value chain, and discusses the limitations to reach better levels. It also presents the potential results if the benefits of industry 4.0 enabling technologies were reached on a company that assumes to be aligned with the industry 4.0 strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5035-5046
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


  • Business partners integration
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internal departments’ integration
  • Maturity and readiness models


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