How can you determine quality in…the motorcar?

Understanding ‘quality’ is as much to do with information provided, as it is a sensory issue, and journalist, Iain Robertson, looks at several aspects of the attribute. Despite using proprietary group underpinnings and hardware, one of the best examples of mainstream automotive ‘quality’ is Audi. Yet, it is fascinating that even non-cognoscenti will comment on […]

How can you determine quality in…writing?

Understanding ‘quality’ is as much to do with information provided, as it is a sensory issue, and journalist, Iain Robertson, looks at several aspects of the attribute. Listen to despairing cries from the publishing scene and you might believe in its apparent mantra that ‘print is dead!’. Yet, knee-jerk reactions to atmospheric change allied to […]

How can you determine quality in…food?

Understanding ‘quality’ is as much to do with information provided, as it is a sensory issue, and journalist, Iain Robertson, looks at several aspects of the attribute. One of the great delights of a multi-cultural society is the enormous range of foodstuffs that have become available to the consumer. It is a situation that has […]

Kaizen – a Sino-Japanese art-form, as much ethos, as judicious plan

To be successful in industry, writes journalist, Iain Robertson, demands significantly more than simply satisfying needs, which is why the Japanese have been able to apply an holistic philosophy to material balance. The manufacturing scene is crammed to the rafters with oriental mysticism. Kaizen, or what has become the norm for ‘continuous’, or ‘continual improvement’, […]