Ford Manufacturing Reviews – The Most Efficient Manufacturing System
In the 1900s, the Ford Assembly Line revolutionized the manufacturing process as products were no longer made by hand in a very slow inefficient process. The increased efficiency of the Model T Ford manufacturing process led to this model dominating the world automobile market. Four Hound Solutions assists manufacturers with test solutions to improve business processes.
More Efficient Automobile Assembly
A century ago, Henry Ford was considering new ways to improve automobile manufacturing, so he visited the Swift & Company’s Slaughterhouse in Chicago, which used an overhead trolley system to move the meat. This system enabled workers to stay in one position to save time, money and energy. Tools and equipment would also be positioned in one spot. The meat would move down the system as the workers would each carve off a portion.
The Ford manufacturing concept was based on interchangeable parts and tools being positioned along a line. Workers would not need to move much and would “pick up a tool” and “put it down” in the exact same spot. The automobile chassis would be moved via conveyor belts. This kept the workers busy with no down-time and a faster manufacturing completion rate.
Before the introduction of the assembly line, it took 12 hours to complete a Ford Model T; afterwards, the time was reduced to 93 minutes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembly_line). The Model T has 3,000 parts, which were bolted together to reduce the process to 84 steps.
Due to the speed in manufacturing Fords, the company quickly became dominant in the global market. It is estimated that during its heyday, Ford accounted for 50% of the automobile market share in the entire world. This success led to higher wages (Henry Ford paid his workers $5.00 per day, which was an increase) and lower prices – everyone benefited from this improved assembly line process.
Computers and Robots Dominate Modern Manufacturing
Modern assembly lines have standardized the use of software programs and robots to make the process even faster than in the Ford plant. Not all business can engage in “trial-and-error” to find the best processes. Designing and developing automated test solutions can streamline the process to find the most efficient manufacturing system.
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