Digital Readiness Level

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New Beginnings

October marks the month of new beginnings: autumn season, clocks going backward and a new, improved DRL 2.0 tool. After receiving praise over summer, has listened to its user’s feedback, refined the tool and added new features. The questionnaires have been streamed lined to reflect the reality of the challenges the UK industry faces. Including, how can we increase productivity, quality, flexibility and reduce cost by employing digital technologies in our business?


Ready to find out how digitally ready your business is? Why not take our 10 Minute Coffee Break Questionnaire and find out?

The free-to-use tool is of high value to the industry. Though digital technologies of all types have great potential to enhance UK productivity. Many UK organisations can struggle to understand how to adopt digital transformation. By demystifying digital technology, DRL-Tool 2.0 is designed to provide a company with the opportunity to take a detailed look at where they are, in respect to the digital journey and to assess and prioritise their future actions to reach their desired position.

DRL-Tool benchmarks your readiness to make the most of digital technologies and helps you determine the steps along your journey to digital maturity. You can compare your digital readiness with other companies of similar size, sector and region, all in an anonymised way.


We spoke to members of the DRL community, and they had their say

Leslie Lee of HSSMI and Chairperson of says “The DRL-Tool is a great way for businesses to build their understanding of how digital technologies can help in the ways that really matter to them. The community interest company is maintaining the highest standards of benchmarking and roadmapping for digitally-curious companies to find their way forward. HSSMI is one of the quality assured consultancy providers and we are delighted to be helping innovative manufacturers around the UK to take their next digital steps.”


Upcoming Events

In collaboration with our founding partners, will be exhibiting at this year’s Digitalising Manufacturing event. Sam Turner, MTC CTO, and myself will be presenting the tool and talking about the impact it has on UK industry. Come see us and try our live demos on the 29th and 30th of October, in Coventry.



If you are a supplier, maker or customer of UK manufacturing, then discover more about how the DRL-Tool can help your business at

If you are an experienced workshop provider or specialist consultant, then why not join in accelerating UK industry into the digital age. Drop me a line at to get in touch.


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