Improving The Assembly Line System Of Work

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In the early stages of manufacturing quality and cost went hand-in-hand, if one went down so did the other but now quality is maintained at an excellent standard and cost is going down; engineers are racing to the bottom in price. This is achieved by the engineers that have created a system of work that is the assembly line, allowing for more affordability and profitable, and leading to innovation. By implementing the assembly line system of work, it requires simple tasks to be accomplished by multiple people at a constant pace, which results in cost efficient production. This system allows more product to be produced in a smaller period of time to meet the demand of the people, as the price is cheaper. However, profit is not changed…show more content…
At first companies knew that the products they were producing were expensive, which would be limited to only the handful of rich people. Engineers began by hiring more less educated people at lower wages, instead of having less high educated people at high wages doing simple tasks. However, this is not the only way, by moving the product through the company instead of the person via a conveyer would increase efficiency. Also companies eventually realized that foreigners would do these jobs at less wage because either the person did not know or the person was trying to create a better future. Once countries began implementing currency exchange, manufacturing could be moved to anywhere in the world and cost to produce would decrease and the number of people looking to purchase the product would increase. Ford began manufacturing almost all over the world and manufacturing in foreign countries is cheaper than North America plus it creates a larger purchasing group. The assembly line essentially moved the product along a conveyer belt at a consistent pace. The workers have to make their modifications to the product and place it back for the next person to make their modification, so on and so forth. The speed of the conveyer belt could be increased and decreased, so workers would work at optimal pace, as they would have to repeat their modification for 12 hours a day. Once workers at the Ford factories grew impatient with repeating the same task, they
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