Advancements Of The Ford Motor Company Single Handedly Brought Us From A Horse And Buggy

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The urban environment as we have come to know it today, has been through multiple changes and major restructuring during the human history. What is now known as an advances 21st century industrialized city, has had several reforms. Some of these reforms were rapid, some unexpected and many are still taking place today. All these advancements are shaped by people, new ideas, new goals and new inventions. These advancements are fuelled by transportation brought to us with the automobile, new technology such as the internet, mass production and mass consumption driven by globalization, and ultimately earning more revenue. All of which have led to the altering, restructuring and development of today’s metropolitans.
In the 1920’s the Ford Motor Company single handedly brought us from a horse and buggy, to an era of transportation where we had machines powered by fuel transporting us (Module 5 Video 1). The infusion of assembly line in the manufacturing process, was the beginning of an era of mass production for mass consumption, Fordism was born. It took one tenth of the time to build the Ford model T car, than any other car at the time. Take Chevrolet for example, though large industrial machines were used to help with the cars production part, most of the assembly aspect was being put together by craftsman (Module 5 Video2). Whereas, Ford developed continuous improvements and innovations on the assembly line, resulting in the ability to manufacture a Ford T within an hour…

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