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assembly-line

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"Assembly-line" a.k.a. "Assembly Line" is a video game.

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Assembly-line a.k.a. Assembly line: An assembly line is a manufacturing process in which parts are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from work station to work station where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced. By mechanically moving the parts to the assembly work and moving the semi-finished assembly from work station to work station, a finished product can be assembled faster and with less labor than by having workers carry parts to a stationary piece for assembly.

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Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

Many people mistakenly credit Henry Ford with inventing assembly-line production. In truth, it is a very old principle that has been used for many products that do not depend upon a skilled craft worker to create them from start to finish. Historians generally credit Henry Evans with the first application of assembly lines in America; Evans began using line production in flour mills in 1784. After the Civil War, meatpacking plants also converted to assembly-line work. Assemblyline ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business (2009)

by W. Davis Folsom, Rick Boulware

Modern assembly-line production utilizes computerized coordination of materials and subassembly operations to maximize output. Managers at automobile factories know it costs thousands of dollars every minute the assembly line is not moving. Bells and whistles sound, and repairmen and managers run whenever the system stops. Assembly-line systems have added just-in-time (JIT) delivery systems, where suppliers ship parts and components to factories on an as- needed basis, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011)

by Dale Southerton

Assembly-Line Production In an assembly line, the good that is the end of production is constructed in a step-by-step fashion, in which successive components are put together and specific operations performed (e.g., the parts of a car are fitted together, paints are sprayed onto the body, and so on). The components are standardized, so they can be fitted into place without needing more work. Individual workers are stationed at specific parts of the assembly line along which the product ...

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It was exactly an assembly line. You could look into infinity down these rows of drawing tables. (Gil Kane)
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