Caution: Moving parts
About the assembly line
Ford got the idea for the assembly line when he visited a slaughterhouse. He referred to it as a "disassembly" line. He loved the way every worker removed the same part and saw how it was more efficient.
How it works
Evolution of the assembly line
Soon just about every manufacturing company was using the assembly line in some way. The assembly line was a major invention during the Industrial Revolution.
Today companies still use an assembly line. However, today many assembly lines use robots instead of people.
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