Hal, I can't get you stock in the company.
Anderson told me it'd be against
the company by-laws.
If you had gotten stock
they'd have gotten me in court.
How about if I give you
a big cut of dividends
and you keep an eye
on this Flanders.
Couzens's new man?
|THAT'S HENRY FORD
GOOD TO SEE THE BOSS
HE SHOULD CAN ANDRICH
HE SMASHED A NEW CAR
HE'S A LUSH
BUT WHO CAN BLAME HIM
RUSH RUSH RUSH
THEY MADE A GUY FOREMAN
AND DIDN'T EVEN RAISE
GOOD TO SEE THE BOSS
you men in pit five stop yacking
You were my witness. Now the Selden lawyers
want to question you.
The experts testified.
They want to make you look like less than an expert.
Make me look stupid?
Just answer the questions
as best you can.
They fired Andrich. I run the shop.
Back East we have shop principles
that I haven't seen in Detroit.
The Ford shop is like most backward shops
Machines grouped by type.
There's no concept
of the flow of production.
No. Too many people bump into each other already.
We best try to keep the work in one place
Inventory runs 20 to 60 days.
I can cut it down to 10!
You passed over good men when you got this Flanders
You don't make enough cars!
Who says Flanders will?
I can't wait for Ford and his pals
to turn into wizards. The Model K
failed. We must sell the Model N
fast, or we go under!
You were Malcomson's pal. I'm Ford's.
You got stock. I didn't. I'm watching you.
Beg, borrow and steal! That's how I got
my shares. That's why I got a share of the house!
Mr. Ford, are not all gasoline automobiles today
basically the same?
They all run on gas, if that's what you mean.
That's not what I mean. They all combine certain basic elements.
They all have an engine, a transmission, wheels, steering, means to
supply the engine with fuel and keep it lubricated.
But they all go about those things in different ways.
Do they? Did you invent the engine used in the Ford car?
That's basically an Otto engine, is it not?
Yessir, but much improved.
You borrowed the carburetor you use from the work of other men,
did you not?
And the transmission?
We did a lot of developing on that.
The basic ideas for it came from another man's work?
You have been just a good collector and mechanical arranger
in getting out your present machine?
I guess you could say that.
You never designed a car that you felt
was novel enough to patent in its entirity?
They didn't patent the horse did they?
Answer my questions, don't pose your own.
If the court sustains the Selden patent
as valid and infringed and your company put under
injunction preventing you from making cars
it would be a pretty serious matter for you
would it not?
Mr. Couzens! Mr. Couzens.
I was in Mr. Ford's office
and it's filled
with unopened letters!
Get a secretary in there
to clean up his mess!
That miller and borer
are too big to move
build around them
Put that jig here! Not by the drinking fountain
move it just a few feet from that miller
FLOW FLOW FLOW PRODUCTION FLOW FLOW FLOW PRODUCTION FLOW FLOW FLOW
|where you need a driller
put a driller. There's
no sense always bringing
the work back to one place
just for drilling.
C'mon roll those machines
over here. Don't be
afraid to dent them.
Roll them over.
All these machines
have to be closer
close as safety allows.
You have enough space
for a damn dance floor
|You have two halves
of the bloc. Have two
jigs and two production
flows that run
together. There are
much better drillers
than these. Buy
three high speed
millers and multiple
drillers. Jig them
specially for the job.
Put gravity slides
between these jobs.
A man places the work
in one spot and
it'll slide down
to the next job
that almost touch
manned by men who
run them and pass
the work along
to assembly pits
ONE OPERATION LEADS TO ANOTHER
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