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Journal of Management History (Archive)

ISSN: 1355-252X
Merged into: Management Decision

Online from: 1995

Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies

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Determining responsibility for development of the moving assembly line


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Title:Determining responsibility for development of the moving assembly line
Author(s):Jay H. Heizer, (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas, USA)
Citation:Jay H. Heizer, (1998) "Determining responsibility for development of the moving assembly line", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 4 Iss: 2, pp.94 - 103
Keywords:Assembly lines, Manufacturing technology, Motor industry
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/13552529810219584 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:The development of the moving automobile final assembly line was a major milestone in manufacturing. The techniques required to make it work are demanding, but the resulting increase in productivity is phenomenal. Consequently, and not surprisingly, some people have claimed a major role in its development. The initial date for this innovation is either July 1908, or August 1913 and credit is given to Henry Ford, Charles Sorensen, Clarence Avery, or W.C. Klann, depending on whom one reads. This paper tries to clarify what happened on these dates and who was responsible. Investigation reveals that each of these men did play a role in development of the moving automobile assembly line.



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