Mark Roberti: The End of the Assembly Line

A new type of manufacturing, pioneered by electric delivery van maker Arrival, will require manufacturers to adopt RFID.
May 02, 2021The New York Times published a very interesting article on Apr. 21 about  Arrival, an electric delivery van maker that is pioneering a new type of manufacturing. The company is abandoning the old assembly line approach, first used by automotive innovator Henry Ford, in favor of “microfactories” that require a lot less capital (see  An E.V. Start-Up Backed by UPS Does Away With the Assembly Line).