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Towards a novel comparison framework of digital maturity assessment models

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management in the Digital Twin Era - 16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2019, Revised Selected Papers
Subtitle of host publicationMoscow, Russia, July 8–12, 2019
EditorsClement Fortin, Louis Rivest, Alain Bernard, Abdelaziz Bouras
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-42250-9
ISBN (Print)9783030422493
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2019 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2019
CountryRussian Federation


The fourth industrial revolution is forcing companies to rethink their status quo – creating a need to assess their digital maturity as a basis for improvements. As a result, there is a variety of maturity models available in the literature. This paper introduces a novel comparison framework designed to compare different digital maturity assessment models. Our framework has several steps: reverse engineering of criteria from existing models, criteria matching analysis, as well as computation of the coverage and spread ratios. These two metrics characterize respectively the similarity of two maturity models, and the spread between them. We tested the proposed approach with two well-known maturity self-assessment approaches, namely the IMPULS and PwC methods. From our analysis, we were able to derive several insights that will help to develop a new maturity model specifically dedicated to support SMEs in the aerospace industry and manufacturing sector.


  • Assessment, Comparison framework, Coverage and spread ratios, Digitalization, Industry 4.0, Maturity models, Smart manufacturing

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland