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Ford Motor Company’s first moving assembly line
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
The Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line on December 1, 1913.
Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines, which first operated on December 1, 1913; by 1914 these methods were known around the world as Fordism.
In 1914, the production line for Model T Ford cars took only 93 minutes to assemble a car.