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Modern manufacturing is no longer as simple as Henry Ford’s first moving assembly line in 1913. In 2015, multiple lines are often running at the same time, with parts attached by robotic arms.

Ford also sourced most of his supplies locally from the new parts factories around Detroit built to support the auto industry. It’s likely that he wouldn’t recognize today’s supply chain with parts and raw materials imported from around the world. Ford’s 1913 supply chain was vulnerable, but not to the same degree as manufacturers find in the 21st century.

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