Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Businesshttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Tesla has always struggled to build cars. Now this critical foundation is really hurting his business
Tesla has always struggled to build cars. Now this critical foundation is really hurting his business
Tesla has always struggled to meet the automotive industry standards for its manufacturing processes;
Because the company devotes so much time to something that the rest of the automotive industry has almost perfected, there is less time to deal with the more complex aspects of its business.  With the rise of Tesla, this failure has become more of a hindrance to his business.
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For years, it has been the largest puzzle in the automotive industry. Tesla's share price, consumer attention and media profile have grown along with vehicle sales ̵
1; and although the company has gone from selling several thousand vehicles to nearly 250,000 in 2018, it continues to hamper the basics of production. They coined the term "hellish production."
This was confusing for industry veterans. Car makers had spent decades refining a "lean" production model, and by the time Tesla began to increase production significantly, the electric car manufacturer had to be in an ideal position to implement this system with a minimum training curve.
Still, the opposite happened. Last year, the actual Tesla plant in California failed so thoroughly when assembling a Model 3 sedan that the company threw an additional line into its parking lot; cozy under a huge tent, it looked like something from the early days of car manufacturing.
I thought it was actually an innovative solution to a nasty problem, a nimble, "good enough" patch and enabled Tesla to keep Model 3 on the road. But that didn't make it any less puzzling.
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In fact, for much of the last five For years, attention has been focused on Tesla nuts and bolts. I cannot exaggerate how strange this is. In the traditional automotive industry, cars that are announced for production just … appear a year later. Literally no one spends time obsessing over the ability of Ford or GM or Toyota to actually create cars. Rather, they worry that Big Auto may be overdrawn and over-driven and forced to cut prices to move excess inventory.
Car drivers can focus on the important things – not on making cars