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Andrew C (✔)
An American-Made Miracle: How An Aeron Chair Gets Built Every 17 Seconds | Co.Design: business + innovation + design - http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669397...
An American-Made Miracle: How An Aeron Chair Gets Built Every 17 Seconds | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
"The difference between how Americans once made stuff and how that stuff is made today is that manufacturing in the U.S. has reached a stunning level of efficiency that can be hard to really comprehend. Unless, of course, you visit a factory like the one that makes Herman Miller's Aeron chair. We recently did, and saw a process which has yielded a 500% increase in productivity and a 1,000% increase in quality since 1998," - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"All of these tiny improvements, in the course of 13 years, have meant that a new Aeron chair, which used to come off the line every 82 seconds, is now boxed and finished every 17 seconds. A decade ago, an Aeron took more than 600 seconds in total to build. Today, it's about 340. Meanwhile, safety metrics have improved by a factor of 6. Quality metrics have improved by a factor of 10. A single Aeron takes one fifth of the labor to make that it once did. The actual factory itself is 10 times smaller." - Andrew C (✔)