Words of Wisdom:

"A man exists for a generation,but his name lasts to the end of time." - Essaygeek.

Assembly Line

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 10:13 AM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 62 
  • Words: 494
  • Essay Grade: no grades
  • Report this Essay
An assembly line is an arrangement of machines, equipment, and workers for a continuous flow of pieces in mass production. It determines the sequence of operations for the manufacture of each product. The assembly line is one of the steps for mass production this would make final products inexpensive to the public and much easier to make. Assembly lines made workers work less and made the task simpler. Some of the first ideas of assembly lines came from the 19th century, from meatpacking industries in the U.S.. They had trolleys being pulled by chains. This minimized unnecessary moving, carrying meat for long distances, and increased productivity.


Henry Ford the founder of Ford Motor Company designed his own assembly line in 1913. Ford wrote that the assembly line should be based on three basic principles.


1) The planned, orderly, and continuous progression of the commodity through the shop.


2) The delivery of work instead of leaving it to the workman’s initiative to find it.


3) An analysis of operations into their constituent parts.


This assembly line could reduce the time for creating a new magneto from 20 minutes to 5 minutes. On April of 1913 he began to experiment with his assembly line. He had one of his workman assemble a new magneto using the regular method. He accomplished his task in about 20 minutes. This was then split into 29 individual jobs. This cut down the assembly line time to 13 minutes. A year later it took 7 minutes to build a magneto. These results made Ford more apply these techniques to framework assembly. The fastest workers were able to produce a frame of car was in about 12 hours. Ford experimented with production of the body of the car by drawing one going down the line with an open windlass and a rope. Six assemblers moved along with the chassis (frame) and added parts as they went along. This experiment reduced the production of a individual chassis to about six hours. Ford later elevated the...

Comments

Express your owns thoughts and ideas on this essay by writing a grade and/or critique.

  1. No comments

  1. Assembly Line In Cars
    the assembly line moves automatically – can also be considered its liability, at least from the point of view of the assemblers. That's because as the assembly line...
  2. Life On The Global Assembly Line
    of Ehrenreich and Fuentes Ehrenreich and Fuentes "Life on the Global Assembly Line", World Views, Third Edition, is ineffective because the witness testimony cannot...
  3. The Assembly Line
    of walking, people prefer driving. This is all because of the assembly line. The assembly line certainly changed the face of motor vehicle manufacture. There was an...