Piecework and Assembly Line Industry 2.0

assembly line project

The Second Industrial Revolution started in the 19th century over the discovery of electricity and assembly line production. Henry Ford (1863-1947) procured the idea of mass production from a slaughterhouse in Chicago: The farm animals hung from conveyor belts and each butcher did only a part of the task of butchering the animal. Henry Ford accepted these main beliefs in automobile production and severely changed them in the process. Though, before one station assembled a whole automobile, now the vehicles were made in partial steps on the conveyor belt meaningfully faster and at a lower cost.