Mass Production (Henry Ford)

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Mass Production (Henry Ford)
1 Affordability
1.1 $850 in 1914, $295 in 1926
1.2 Ford led the way in credit hire purchase
2 Standardisation
2.1 every Model T Ford was black which saved money and made it easier to mass produce
2.2 Only 1 type of engine
3 Moving Assembly line
3.1 1913 - Ford factory Detroit
3.1.1 1 car every 10 mins
3.2 1920 - Ford factory Detroit
3.2.1 1 car every 10 secs
4 Impact on the Economy
4.1 benefitted those in rural areas - more accessibility
4.2 promoted road industry
4.3 Provided employment for over 5 million people
4.4 Car industry used 90% of US petrol, 80% of rubber and 75% of plateglas
5 Workforce
5.1 Henry Ford raised wages to $5 per hour
5.2 Reduced work day to 8 hours
5.3 Introduced 3 shift day
5.4 Philosophy of hard work because the workers wanted to work hard
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