How did mass production and the assembly line impact the economy?
What are advantages of mass production?
The control of the flow of material into and out of final assembly plants, including the scheduling of production from feeder plants and the timing of rail and truck shipments, is among the major engineering tasks that make the total mass production system for automobiles work.
What factors led to mass production of vehicles?
Anything consumers needed or desired could be made in larger quantities. Mass production resulted in lower prices of consumer goods. Eventually, economies of scale resulted in the most affordable price of any product for the consumer without the manufacturer having to sacrifice profits.
Mass production as an economic process incurs fewer labour costs, material costs, efficiently utilises resources, while at the same time decreasing total expenditure per produced unit. This is important for both small and larger food manufacturers to save on unnecessary expenditure.
What effect did mass production have on US society?
The assembly line gave Ford factories a fluid appearance and dramatically increased productivity. Without the assembly line, Ford would not have been able to keep pace with consumer demand for the Model T. More important for buyers, the increased efficiency brought with it a reduced cost.