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“Effectiveness” and “Efficiency”

“Effectiveness” and “Efficiency”

The concepts of effectiveness and efficiency are terms whose meaning is often overlapped, as if they were synonyms. In reality, they describe very different concepts, especially in an industrial context: effectiveness is quite familiar to those who are responsible for...

Smart Factory and Mass Customization

Smart Factory and Mass Customization

It was 1913 when Henry Ford designed his first Ford T assembly line, inspired by Frederick Taylor's theories, revolutionizing the industrial production process: mass production was born. His famous phrase:   “Any customer can have a car (Ford T) painted any...

Standards and Continuous Improvement

Standards and Continuous Improvement

The concept of "standard" is often considered as referring to a concept of "average", a close relative, in the minds of most, of the concept of "mediocrity". Another limitation that is often associated with this concept is that of "generality", which does not allow a...

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