Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

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    Innovation: Happy Birthday Moving Assembly Line!

    Oct 8, 13 • 537 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the moving assembly line celebrated its 100th birthday. Before October 7, 1913, in one place, a car was built by teams of workers. The chassis took 12 hours to finish while magneto production required 15 minutes and 29 workers. (A magneto helped...  [read more]

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    The Cafe Menu

    Aug 29, 12 • 221 Views • No Comments

    How will a 54.5 mpg CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) mandate affect us? We start with a mystery.  Because Minivans are big and heavy, they should be the source of a large proportion of all traffic fatalities in 2-car accidents. But they are not. Why?...  [read more]

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    Productivity Matters

    Jan 3, 11 • 237 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes new technology increases productivity. “Sushi making robots” at Kura, a restaurant chain in Japan, have replaced chefs while conveyer belts take the food to diners. By using less labor and more capital, in a tough economy, the firm is...  [read more]