( July 30, 1863 April 7, 1947


About Henry Ford
Born: July 30, 1863 Greenfield Township, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. Died: April 7, 1947 (aged 83) Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. Occupation: Business, Engineering Net worth: $188.1 billion, based on information from Forbes February 2008. Religion: Protestant Episcopal Spouse: Clara Jane Bryant Children: Edsel Ford Parents: William Ford and Mary Ford

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In 1879, sixteen-year-old Ford left home for the nearby city of Detroit to work as an apprentice machinist, In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company. After his promotion to Chief Engineer in 1893. in 1896 with the completion of his own self-propelled vehicle-the Quadricycle.


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1903 1908

The Ford Motor Company was incorporated in 1903 with Henry Ford as vice-president and chief engineer. Model T in 1908 By 1918, half of all cars in America were Model Ts. The company began construction of the world's largest industrial complex along the banks of the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan, during the late 1910s and early 1920s.


His First step in Business
The founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Aerial view of the Rouge Plant in 1930 Number of men on payroll at capacity: 81,000. Total floor space: 6,952,484 sq. ft. Total cost: $268, 991, 592.07. Dearborn, MI. Photo: P.833.55282.A


Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black

Ford was a pioneer of "welfare capitalism", designed to improve the lot of his workers and especially to reduce the heavy turnover that had many departments hiring 300 men per year to fill 100 slots. Efficiency meant hiring and keeping the best workers

Five-dollar work day


Labor Philosophy

Mass Production

Welfare Capitalism

1896 Quadricycle

1896 Duryea

The Model T

1932 Ford V8

1936-37 Cord

1948 Tucker

1949 Ford

1965 Mustang

1986 Taurus

Failures Of Henry Ford
Henry Ford Is a shining example of his own assertion 

After 1920 ford was hit by the competitor Chevrolet In 1931 ,due to the depression in the market the new model A sales fell. Back to 1928 he set out to increase the bottom line by exerting more control over his supply chain Venture through numerous difficulties 

Failure is the state or condition of not meeting the desired objective 

Mile Stones
1863 Born July 30 in Greenfield Township, now Dearborn, Michigan. 1879 Leaves family farm for Detroit to work in machine shops. 1888 Marries Clara Bryant moves to 80-acre farm in what is today Dearborn. 1891 Secures position as engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company; returns to Detroit. 1893 Edsel Bryant Ford, only child of Henry and Clara Ford, born. 1896 Completes his first automobile, the Quadricycle, and drives it through the streets of Detroit.  1899 Ends employment with the Edison to devote full attention to the manufacture of automobiles. 1899 Made chief engineer and partner in the newly formed Detroit Automobile Company. 1901 Henry Ford Company organized with Ford as engineer. Ford resigns over dispute with bankers . 1902 Henry Ford Company becomes the Cadillac Motor Car Co. 1903 Ford Motor Company is officially incorporated. Model A appears on the market in Detroit. 1908 Ford begins manufacturing the famous Model T.

Mile Stones 
1910 Begins operations at factory  1919 Edsel B .Ford, son of Henry

in Highland Park, Michigan. 
1913 Introduces first moving

Ford, is named president of Ford Motor Company . 
1921 Ford Motor Company

automobile assembly line at Highland Park manufacturing facility. 
1914 Ford Motor Company' begins

dominates auto production with 55 percent of industry's total output. 
1927 Transfers final assembly

paying its workers $5.00 for an eight hour day 
1917 Begins construction of

line from Highland Park plant to the Rouge. 
1927 Production of the Model T

industrial facility on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan. 
1918 Loses his bid for the U.S.

ends, and the Model A is introduced.


Mile Stones
1937 "Battle of the Overpass" occurs between Ford security staff and United Auto Workers union. 1941 Ford Motor Company signs a contract with UAW. 1943 Edsel B. Ford dies at age 49. 1947 Henry Ford died at age 83, at Fair Lane, his Dearborn, Michigan home

Rajesh Maram

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