“I will build a motor car for the great multitude,” Ford proclaimed in announcing the birth of the Model T in October 1908. The car which changed the way millions of Americans lived. Owning a car allowed people to move from place to place easily. People travels faster and farther their homes.It was light, fast, strong and quite chip and came in only color i.e. black. The car became so popular that it changes the entire view of America now the farmer were no longer isolated to the remote farms. The horses were disappeared so rapidly and that was the start of urbanization America.He used Moving Assembly Line concept in his Model T plant so he can produce more cars.
At that time making a car required lot of time and the demand of the car was increasing. Hence to matching up with the demand Henry started Moving Assembly Line so can produce cars at faster rate.And also the cost of the car is much higher i.e. $850 each with the help of Moving Assembly line the cost of the car decreases to $250 so even an ordinary man now can own a car.
Henry FordThe man who put America on wheels Bhagyalata Phatak
About Henry Ford Henry Ford Henry Ford was the American founder ofthe Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863. He was theoldest of William and Mary Ford’s six children. The Fordslived on a farm near Dearborn, Michigan. He did not invent automobile. But he did makeimportant changes to the car industry. Father of modern assembly lines used in massproduction. Introduction of the Model T automobilerevolutionized transportation and American industry. He transformed an agricultural to an industrialAmerica. Bhagyalata Phatak
Early Henry began school when he Years Each was 7 year old.day, he walked to one-room schoolhouse. Henry had little interest in his schoolwork. He insteadwanted to study machines and tools on family farm.He often took apart the farm machines and tools to seehow they worked. Farm machines were not only things Henrytook apart. Henry enjoyed studying toys and watches.Henry’s brothers and sisters often hide their new toys from him. They did notwant Henry to take the toys apart and break them. As he older, Henry earnedmoney by fixing watches for his neighbors. Ford married Clara Ala Bryant in 1888 and supported himself by farming andrunning a sawmill. They had one child: Edsel Ford (1893–1943). Bhagyalata Phatak
Career He walked to Detroit to find work In 1891, Ford became an chiefengineer with the Edison IlluminatingCompany Gasoline engines Ford Quadricycle Meeting with Thomas Edison Detroit Automobile Company onAugust 5, 1899 Henry Ford with Thomas Edison Bhagyalata Phatak
Ford Quadricycle In 1896, Henry Ford test drove his firstinvention Quadricycle.He named it as “FordQuadricycle” as it ran on four cycle wheels. Itwas also called as Horseless carriage. Thesuccess of the little vehicle fuelled Fordsautomobile ambitions, leading ultimately tothe founding of Ford Motor Company in 1896-1901 "Ford sold his first Quadricycle* for $200 in 1896 to Charles Ainsley. He later built two more Quadricycles: one in 1899, and another in 1901. He eventually bought his first one back for $60. Bhagyalata Phatak
Model T CarIn 1908, Henry Ford designed the Model T car.It was light, strong , fast and came only in one colour – blackThe car became so popular1913 he added the first motorized assembly line in the plant Bhagyalata Phatak
Moving An assembly line isAssembly Line a manufacturingprocess in which parts are added to aproduct in a sequential manner to create afinished product much faster than withhandcrafting-type methods In the early 1900s, Ford Motor Companyadopted the assembly line to mass producethe Model T. Henry Ford was the to master theassembly line. Bhagyalata Phatak
BackgroundThe assembly line revolutionized the way we make cars.Ford couldn’t meet the demand for the Model T.Ford’s Model T was sold for $850.00 each.He decided to build a moving industrial line. Bhagyalata Phatak
The LeaderHenry Ford valued his workers a lot and he showed that by giving anextremely high pay for all his works in the assembly lines. As aresult, he drew talent from all over the region to work in Ford Motor Company.Whatever you do as a leader, if you can show that you value eachand every person on your team, you will attract talent from allover the place. More than just their salaries, people want towork in an environment where they feel that they are valuedand an essential part of the organization.Strive to give your team this sense of value, whether bymeans of salary or by recognition. You can be sure that inthe long run, you’ll be drawing strong people into yourorganization. Bhagyalata Phatak
Henry’s Quotes Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of successA business that makesnothing but money is a poor business. You cant learn in school what the world is going to do next year. Bhagyalata Phatak
Inspirational Story were surprised to see that As we all know Henry Ford is Millionaire. He used to come to office invery simple clothes(Average). All of his employeestheir employer who has lots and lots of money is coming to office dressed sosimple. One day his secretary asked him. “Sir, You have enough money to buyall the clothes in this world yet you are so simple dressed.” Henry Ford gave asmile and replied, “Dear, Everyone knows here I am Henry Ford. Why should Ibe worried about showing people that I am Henry Ford by wearing lavishclothes”. Secretary got her answer. After a few months Henry Ford was about to go on a world tour. Hewent to different place but the dressing was still the same. Then one day againthe secretary asked him the same question, “Sir, I don’t think many peopleknow you here, so you should change your dressing sense.”. Henry Ford againgave a smile and replied, “Why should I be bothered about dressing for peoplewho doesn’t even know that I am Henry Ford.” Secretary got her answeragain. Bhagyalata Phatak