Unformatted text preview: We learned about the craft system, which was the only way cars were made in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Cars were ordered and built custom, with each varying from the other. On page 20, it was noted that “If the company [Panhard et Levassor] had tried to make 200,000 identical cars each year, the cost per car probably wouldn't have dipped much below the cost per car of making ten.” Only the extremely wealthy could afford them, Although it was written almost 20 years ago, the ideas in the text are still extremely relevant today....
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- Spring '08
- Calculus, japan, Automobile, Ford Motor Company, Renault, automobile industry, Opel