For all actors and observers of the present industrial world, there is a very simple evidence:

“The economy has deeply changed and this change accelerate under the combined effects of the new information technologies and globalization”.

Have all these consequences always been integrated in the management of the companies?

As per C. Evraere, the consequences are characterized by paradoxical economic requirements and a higher technical level because of the digitization and the automatization. The paradox resides in the research of a large production that would be as flexible to be able to be different than others and be near an artisan logistic, but without refusing to remain an industrial production.