Towards a Novel Comparison Framework of Digital Maturity Assessment Models

  • B. CognetEmail author
  • J.-P. Pernot
  • L. Rivest
  • C. Danjou
  • T. Wuest
  • H. Kärkkäinen
  • M. Lafleur
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 565)


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.


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


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Cognet
    • 1
    Email author
  • J.-P. Pernot
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Rivest
    • 1
  • C. Danjou
    • 3
  • T. Wuest
    • 4
  • H. Kärkkäinen
    • 5
  • M. Lafleur
    • 6
  1. 1.Département de Génie des SystèmesÉcole de Technologie SupérieureMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Arts et Métiers, LISPEN EA 7515HeSamAix-en-ProvenceFrance
  3. 3.Département de Mathématiques et Génie IndustrielÉcole PolytechniqueMontréalCanada
  4. 4.Departement of Industrial and Management Systems EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  5. 5.Laboratory of Industrial and Information ManagementTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  6. 6.AéroMontréalMontréalCanada

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