Sometimes low cost production can make goods as different as a caviar sandwich and a Model T Ford more similar than we might expect.
With consumers expecting faster product cycles, Adidas is experimenting with a new supply chain that accelerates sneaker production.
With “click to plop” in just 13 minutes, last week’s totally automated Amazon drone delivery to a real customer can create huge cost savings.
Because free shipping creates pressure on retailers to send parcels more cheaply, UPS has had to lower costs by increasing processing productivity.
Yesterday, the moving assembly line celebrated its 100th birthday. Before October 7, 1913, in one place, a car was built by teams of workers. The chassis took 12 hours to finish while magneto production required 15 minutes and 29 workers.…