Improved by Henry Ford
- Born July 30th, 1863 in Michigan
- 1896 built his first model of a horseless carriage called the Ford Quadricycle
- Presented his automobile plans to Thomas Edison
- Edison encouraged Ford to construct a second, better model
- Ransom E. Olds is known as "The father of automotive assembly line"
- Ford improved on Olds's idea with the installation of conveyor belts
- Ford should be known as "the father of automotive mass production"
Workers on the line
Belts were used to move the product from worker to worker
Ford Model T
It was first used to mass produce the Ford Model T
Why and What
- it's purpose was to speed up production
- reduced the time it took to build cars
- Ford wanted everyone to have a "motor car"
- to lower the price of his cars he needed a way to make them more efficiently
- Other Industries adopted the invention and now, everything from cereal to caskets are made using the line
- Standardization created lower costs and better quality
- More production meant more profit-more workers could be paid higher wages
- Created a "virtuous cycle of growth"
- Over time it was greatly used and still is today to mass produce
- Invented at Ford Motors Michigan Plant
- Ford's invention was used mostly in America and Europe during the time
- Today, it is used in almost every aspect of mass production
- Society today relies on the mass production process to obtain products
- Major industries need the assembly line to get their products everywhere, quickly
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