Just-in-time JIT production methods were popularized by the excellent results achieved by Japanese industry.
Bookmark Antique Car Cut Out: This page provides a large number of antique cars that the students can cut out for their assembly line. This page provides a diagram of how your book mark assembly line should look. Assembly Line Assessment Rubric: This rubric can be used to grade students on their performance in the Henry Ford lesson.
Assessment Rubric Process Have the students work in teams of at computers, reading the background information on Henry Ford and the Model T.
In addition to using text, the students will use two brief video clips showing Model T production. The first clip shows the process in the early days when cars were assembled at workstations by a small group of workers. The second clip shows a moving assembly line. The students are provided the following text and hyperlinks.
Workers at the Ford factory in Detroit produced just a few cars a day. He believed the way to do this was to manufacture one model in huge quantities. Ford and his company ' s engineers designed a car named the Model T. First offered for sale inthe Model T was produced like other cars—one vehicle at a time.
But the Model T was more sturdy and powerful than other cars. Considered relatively simple to operate and maintain, the auto offered no factory options, not even a choice of color.
The Model T was also less expensive than most other cars. Henry Ford searched the world for the best materials he could find at the cheapest cost. During a car race in Floridahe examined the wreckage of a French car and noticed that many of its parts were made of a metal that was lighter but stronger than what was being used in American cars.
No one in the U. As part of the preproduction process for the Model T, Ford imported an expert who helped him build a steel mill. As a result, the only cars in the world to utilize vanadium steel in the next five years would be French luxury cars and the Model T.
The Moving Assembly Line Like parts for other cars of the time, parts for the Model T were initially purchased made-to-order from other businesses. Teams of two or three skilled mechanics in the factory would gather these parts and put them together at a workstation, using everyday tools.
When parts did not fit together as needed, workers would use files and hammers to make them fit. Have your students take a peek at this process on the following video clip. Henry Ford realized that a more efficient production process was needed to lower the price and meet increasing consumer demand for his popular new car.
He needed to improve productivity—the amount of goods and services produced from a given amount of productive resources. Economists refer to goods and services as output.
Henry Ford's output was the Model T. The productive resources used in production—natural resources, capital resources, and human capital—are inputs. Ford's inputs were the steel, workers, and other resources required to manufacture the car.
Ford looked at other industries and found strategies that he could apply to making the Model T. Take a look at Interchangeable Parts and the Assembly Line to learn more about two of the first strategies he adapted.
Using interchangeable parts required making the individual pieces of the car the same every time. All pieces would fit with all others. Any valve would fit any engine and any engine would fit any frame. The standardization of parts made it possible to break down assembly of the Model T into distinct steps.
Each worker was trained to do just one step or a very few steps. Economists refer to this practice as specialization or the division of labor.'The Field Of Flight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies' by Lt.
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ch 14 sec 1. STUDY. PLAY. model t. a sturdy, low cost automobile by henry ford. alfred p. sloan. head of GM, explained the effect of car owners by buying a second car describe the technological innovations that encouraged the growth of the automobile industry.
families owned cars, employed 1 million people, higher wages, more roads. The Ford Model T was the first automobile built by various countries simultaneously, since they were being produced in Walkerville, Canada, and in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, England, starting in and were later assembled in Germany, Argentina, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan, as well as several locations throughout the US.