Re: Teslas has .... too many peeps
Those numbers need to be compared with luxury auto manufacturers with the product selling for $70 - $130k, loaded with tech.Tesla's real capacity problem? Too many employees
Employees reportedly pay or trade goods with others for guaranteed parking
Autoweek - June 14, 2017 ...LONGish article...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last week the company has run out of space at its Fremont, Calif., plant and is looking to build a second factory.
“There’s no room at Fremont,” Musk said. “It’s bursting at the seams.”
But that statement left plenty of industry watchers scratching their heads...
...It’s because in this temple of lean manufacturing, Tesla uses far more workers than NUMMI employed to build far fewer cars. In 1985, its first full year of production, NUMMI had 2,470 employees and produced 64,764 vehicles — about 26 vehicles per worker per year. By 1997, it had 4,844 workers and produced 357,809 vehicles — about 74 vehicles per worker per year.
Tesla, on the other hand, had between 6,000 and 10,000 workers in 2016 and manufactured 83,922 vehicles. That puts its vehicle-per-worker number between 8 and 14, about one-seventh the efficiency of NUMMI at its peak...