The new Digital Readiness Level Tool was launched to great acclaim at the International Business Festival in Liverpool by cross-industry partners The Manufacturer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Digital Catapult, Knowledge Transfer Network, Digital Engineering and Test Centre and HSSMI.
Speakers from these organisations together with Lynne McGregor of Innovate UK and a number of manufacturers and technologists enthusiastically explained how the DRL-Tool should help UK businesses boost productivity with digital technologies.
Already, there are more than 70 ‘digital pioneers’ trying out the FREE online diagnostic and benchmarking service.
If you are a manufacturer or supplier or operator trying to make progress with digital technologies, check out DRL-Tool.org for yourself and take your first steps to becoming a Digital Champion.
DRL-Tool has been developed and tested over 18 months by industry, for industry. The initiative has been spurred on by the vision of industrial digitalisation set out in the Made Smarter Review, published in November 2017.
The new professional-quality DRL-Tool resource is now run as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company by the consortium of partner organisations. All are passionate about productivity and innovation, and bring their broad and deep expertise in making digital technologies work effectively in business of all shapes and sizes.
DRL-Tool is powered by Valuechain’s secure technology, and customer data remains the property of the customer. You choose who gets to see your data, for example in other departments or division of your company.
Once you have completed the online DRL-Tool diagnostics and reviewed your benchmarked position, DRL-Tool.org offers tailored workshop support from experts to help you roadmap and plan your digital journey from ‘digital outsider’ to ‘digital champion’.
The Digital Readiness Level Tool is unique in its breadth of scope, covering all business aspects from leadership to technology to value creation including customer, supplier, operations and personal change management, and finance.
DRL-Tool aims to clarify the often confusing landscape of industrial digitalisation and support, and to signpost willing companies to the right specialists to help them make rapid progress.
If you are a specialist in industrial digitalisation, the DRL-Tool team is keen to work with you as a ‘workshop provider’.
If you have developed a digital diagnostic tool relevant to your specialism, the DRL-Tool team would like to include you in its map of the industry and work with you to signpost appropriate companies to you.
If you are an intermediary, such as a LEP or Growth Hub, aiming to support industrial digitalisation, DRL-Tool can provide the infrastructure and processes you need.