In the News

Ford's high-tech factory and ostrich feathers

Graham Watson

17th October 2015

This excellent piece from the BBC news channel looks at the efficiency gains being accumulated in Ford's new 'mega factory' in Valencia. It highlights the marginal gains that Ford have been able to eke out using the most modern technology.

It makes for interesting reading about the minute detail that Ford are having a look at, smartwatches to enhance workforce communication, for instance. And yet, as one analysy notes - "the build pace [of each car] is nothing outstanding."

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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