Compare the pace of change and willingness to experiment inside the Tesla factory to any healthcare factory i.e. hospital, clinic, ambulatory surgical center
"Tesla views its production line as a laboratory for untested techniques. In recent weeks, company executives concluded they could produce Model 3 underbodies with fewer spot welds than they had been using. The car is still held together by about 5,000 welds, but engineers concluded that some 300 were unnecessary and reprogrammed robots to assemble the steel underbody without them".
Tesla is maniacal about controlling the entire production ecosystem in pursuit of perfection. For example, Tesla is the only car company to manufacturer its own seats.
Tesla massive commitment to automation
"In some instances, Tesla’s gamble on automation has paid off. A separate production line that makes the Model S and the Model X has a series of 14 stations, with 17 workers, in the area where battery packs and electric motors are married to the vehicles’ underbodies. For the Model 3, that function involves just five work stations and no workers at all, said Lars Moravy, the company’s director of chassis engineering. For other tasks, the reliance on robots has proved a headache."
Musk humility: “One of the biggest mistakes we made was trying to automate things that are super easy for a person to do, but super hard for a robot to do,” he said. “And when you see it, it looks super dumb. And you are like, wow! Why did we do that?” - Sanders DiPiero
What Can Healthcare Learn from The Tesla Factory?
Updated: Aug 16, 2018