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Is it useful to enter into a confidentiality agreement?

Di il 21 Dec 2017 in Blog, Points of view | nessun commento

Is it useful to enter into a confidentiality agreement?

Every so often in this blog I touch on the subject of confidentiality constraints, or of actual written and signed non-disclosure agreements, by which the signatory parties decide not to disclose the information contained in certain documents. I discuss this subject often because, as you know, most of the projects that MICROingranaggi undertakes are covered...

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Do companies these days assume responsibility for their own mistakes?

Di il 14 Dec 2017 in Blog, Points of view | nessun commento

Do companies these days assume responsibility for their own mistakes?

Errare humanum est, perseverare autem diabolicum [To err is human, but to persist is diabolical] proclaimed Sant’Agostino. It is impossible to have worked for so many years without ever having made a mistake. Economists make mistakes when drawing scenarios. Similarly companies make mistakes. In a post a while back I wrote that when a supplier is...

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Car manufacturers and recall campaigns: where does the problem lie?

Di il 3 Dec 2017 in Blog, Points of view | nessun commento

Car manufacturers and recall campaigns: where does the problem lie?

Periodically, one or another car manufacturer is involved in a recall campaign for problems of varying magnitude. And so I found myself reflecting on this matter: analysing an evolved quality system such as that of the automotive industry, you could almost think that – if fully respected – “zero waste” should be an achievable goal. Yet, as...

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Reshoring: why would a company decide to return production to Italy?

Di il 29 Nov 2017 in Blog, Points of view | nessun commento

Reshoring: why would a company decide to return production to Italy?

Lately we have been hearing more and more often about reshoring, essentially when a company who had previously relocated their production abroad (and especially to overseas territories) decides to bring it back to their own country (back reshoring) or in any case to neighbouring countries (near reshoring) as a result of internal requirements or...

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