• CSCMP 2016 Supply Chain Hall of Fame Inductee, Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Category: Industry Leader

    Henry Ford was an American industrialist who founded the Ford Motor Company, which sells automobiles and commercial vehicles. He began as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company, during which time he built his first gasoline-powered horseless carriage, the Quadricycle. Before he established the Ford Motor Company in 1903, most American middle-class families could not afford to own automobiles. But, after only five years in business, the company rolled out the first Model T. In order to meet overwhelming demand for the revolutionary, and affordable, automobile, Ford introduced revolutionary new mass-production methods, including large production plants, the use of standardized, interchangeable parts and, in 1913, the world’s first moving assembly line for cars.

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