Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Fordism vs. Post-Fordism In many ways Fordism is more beneficial to workers than post-Fordism. Discuss This essay sets out to disqualify the claim that Fordism is more useful to industrial workers than post-Fordism. To make this statement clearer this task begins by defining both Fordism and post Fordism. Post Fordism and Fordism are ideas of contemporary economics and the social system. Fordism is associated with Henry Ford who is a celebrated American industrialist and the founder of Ford Auto Company. Ford also came up with the idea of the assembly line which he used in mass production and for which defined his work. It was a principle that guided the mass production of products but at low costs. Post Fordism on the other hand refers to policies applied in the broader context of social systems and modern economics to describe the world as the market for products produced. The other issue about Fordism that made it a failed system is because it could not help forecast demand. Therefore this essay is of the view that post-Fordism system is a better option than Fordism by all standards. The consumers are better placed to have that which they desire the standards as well as the labor skills which are higher and the work conditions being way better. Works Cited Hines Peter Matthias Holweg and Nick Rich. "Learning to evolve: a review of contemporary lean thinking." International journal of operations & production management 24.10 (2004): 994-1011. Koch Max. Roads to post-Fordism: labor markets and social structures in Europe. Routledge 2017. Prechel Harland. "Fordism/Post‐Fordism." The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies (2015). Vidal Matt. "Fordism and the Golden Age of Atlantic Capitalism." The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment (2015): 283-304. [...]
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