Content by Umberto Tunesi

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In Italy there’s growing tension among low-income retirees about their pensions. Among the EU countries, Italy has one of the highest percent of unemployed population and is ranked as one of the...
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They say that Italians’ primary passion is soccer; the second is food. There must be some truth in this commonplace, although despite the alleged passion, the multimillionaire Italian team didn’t...
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In my August 2013 column titled “Beethoven’s Fifth and ISO 9001:2015,” I commented on the ISO 9001 Committee Draft (CD). As is typical of me, I wasn’t soft. Now the interim draft international...
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Let’s consider for a moment the discipline we need to be quality professionals. It might take years to master our profession, but even when we have, we must not stop practicing and exercising it....
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Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the general public’s exposure—via the very unfortunate atomic bombing of Hiroshima—to relativity theories. This year, perhaps, global carriers and...
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If we were extraterrestrials or even just earthly kids, we’d be hard-pressed to understand the many lamentations about understaffing made at all organizational levels. The world’s seven billion...
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If we accept the definitions of prolific (producing fruit, offspring, etc. in abundance, or producing constant or successful results) and prolix (so unnecessarily long as to be boring), then we...
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Editor’s note: Read part one here. Both management system consultants and auditors face a dilemma when they analyze, at least technically, companies’ organizational charts. It’s not only in small...
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I was just thinking about the often-observed contradictions among quality assurance, quality control, and production. My production experience was as a laboratory technician with two German...
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I read in September about the demise of 100-year-old Eiji Toyoda, and of his commitment to implant lean-oriented visions into his family-owned Toyota industrial enterprise. At the time I was...