How did Henry Ford's assembly line change the way factories made products?

1 Answer
May 15, 2017

It used scientific division of wark to increase productivity


Ford invented a new mode of production based on Taylorism(from Taylor a very famous engineer who revolutionized factory work), it meant that every worker would be given a specific task. It would make their job very boring and repetitive. This kind of work was denouced by Upton Sinclair's The Jungle in 1905. It enabled Ford to increase the salaries of some of his workers in order to fuel consumption(which was necessary since production had boomed thanks to the gains in productivity). It was the beginning of consumer society.