Seven billions, and how many workers?

Indian Factory

We are 7 billions since few days. Such an important demographic growth will impact every aspects of life. As usual here, we will focus on the likely consequences on social aspects. The demographic growth goes with huge disparities. The Chinese population is almost stable while the increase rate is very …

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Seven billions, and how many workers?

Indian Factory

We are 7 billions since few days. Such an important demographic growth will impact every aspects of life. As usual here, we will focus on the likely consequences on social aspects. The demographic growth goes with huge disparities. The Chinese population is almost stable while the increase rate is very …

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Where should the inteligence be?

Kaoru Ishikawa

There is a trend in organizations to mistake rigor and obvious structure. Thus an audit report with many questions and answers, structuring the results to get a ranking through an obvious process is often considered as a quality token. It seems to mistake appearance for reality, don’t you think? Let’s …

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Working toward a dynamic assessment.

Dirty painting

Factory ‘s assessment and especially the related grading / qualification / rating are key topics to use the audit results in companies. It has often been a topic of this newsletter, but this time we will ask for your opinion. There are many grading system. We usually draw a distinction …

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Appréhender le travail des enfants (2/2)

Child labor in India

Le mois dernier, nous avons évoqué différentes situations de travail d’enfants que nous pouvons rencontrer lors des audits. La réaction des clients de ces usines peut également être très variable, et nous allons détailler ici certaines des plus fréquentes. Pour chacune, nous allons esquisser les conséquences principales Aussi surprenant que …

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Appréhender le travail des enfants (1/2)

Child labor in Turkey

Ce mois-ci, et le suivant, nous nous attelons à un sujet particulièrement sensible : le travail des enfants. La situation pourrait être très simple. Le travail des enfants n’est pas acceptable. Cependant, pour rester pertinent, il est nécessaire d’approfondir l’interprétation. On ne peut évidemment pas juger de la même manière l’usine …

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