Automation Assessment Tool

A set of guidelines for assessing the automation requirements for an industrial operation, and a method for evaluating candidate solutions.

The Automation Assessment Tool identifies:

  • Quick and easy first step for a company to undertake when considering implementing automation.
  • Quickly highlights not just which type of automation would be unfeasible and which require more investigation, but also whether it would be beneficial for a company to implement automation at all.
  • It turns subjective, qualitative data into quantitative data.
  • Able to deal with incomplete data set.

Outputs of the tool

The tool highlights and prioritises steps that should be taken to progress companies along the Automation Maturity Path


Automation maturity path



Automation assessment approach



Applying this research in business

If you would like to apply these principles in your own organisation, speak to the IfM's Knowledge Transfer arm, IfM EngageLearn more about the applications of the Automation Assessment Tool. 



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For further information please contact:

Alan Thorne

T: +44 (0)1223 338193


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