High Volume Manufacturing

I came upon this video recently, and found it utterly fascinating. Although they seem like a mundane everyday item, aluminum beverage cans are pretty much the ultimate in complex, precision high volume manufacturing. The number of steps required to create a can is incredible, as are the worldwide yearly production stats. Some 500 billion of… Continue reading>

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Opportunity

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. –… Continue reading>