“My Life and Work” is the autobiography of Henry Ford. Written in conjunction with Samuel Crowther, “My Life and Work” chronicles the rise and success of one of the greatest American entrepreneurs and businessmen. Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company will forever be identified with early 20th century American industrialism. Available on Audible.
Peter Carlsson left Tesla in 2015 to spend more time with his family. But ideas and proposals kept coming in from investors and former colleagues. All his previous experiences pointed in the same direction – to build a large battery factory in Europe. Two years later he started Northvolt and in less than four years, Northvolt has gone from a pre-study to a finished product. This book tells the story of how Northvolt raised SEK 40 billion (€ 4bn) in order to take a leading position in battery manufacturing. It also tells the story of a changing industry.
By the end of the 1940s, the Japanese Ohno had purchased a number of used presses from the United States and began experimenting with the equipment. The Japanese eventually developed a way to increase productivity while delivering better quality through “Lean production” (combining the advantages of craftsmanship from P&L, and mass production from Ford, while avoiding the disadvantages). Lean producers use teams of multi-skilled workers at all levels of the organization as well as flexible and automated machines. Lean producers strive for perfection: constantly reduced costs, zero deficits, zero inventories and an endless product range.
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