Tackenberg, S.; Jungkind, W.; Feldmann, C.; Appelfeller, W.: Digital Transformation of Companies: Experience gained in the Implementation of an IOT Check. In: Padoano, E.; Villmer, F.-J. (Hrsg.): Production Engineering and Management. Proceedings 9th International Conference, Publication Series in Direct Digital Manufacturing, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lemgo, S. 281-290.
Reading about small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in newspapers and magazines, one might get the impression that integrating and exploiting new digital technologies is one of the most urgent challenges for managers today. Although many different industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) tests have been published, a framework to structure the content and the process of digital transformation is missing. Therefore, comprehensive research of available literature has been implemented; the results show that the framework from Appelfeller and Feldmann is the most suitable for application in companies. Due to the fact that the authors present no acquired experience in the application of the framework in practice, an evaluation study was set up in companies. The results of a case study are presented and an overview is given how to implement this specific check in a company.