Digital Plant Maturity Model
The Digital Plant Maturity Model (DPMM) categorises plants based on their level of digitalisation, automation, and data integration between teams. Pre-digital plants (Level 1) use manual and paper-based processes, while adaptive plants (Level 5) are fully autonomous and self-optimising. According to Our Horizons: Life Sciences report 2021 by CRB Group, slightly more than half of all respondents in their survey said their company is at DPMM Level 3. “This aligns with what we see from our own clients over the past three years, most of whom are at either Level 2 or 3. However, large biopharma companies skew toward Level 4 (61 per cent), while significantly fewer start-ups and CMOs (contract manufacturing organisations) have achieved this level of digitalisation,” the report noted.