- Tesla has always struggled to meet auto industry standards for its manufacturing processes; CEO Elon Musk has called this "production hell."
- Because the company spends so much time on something the rest of the automotive industry has almost perfected, it has less time to deal with the more complicated aspects of business. [19659002AfterwardsTeslaharvesthardennefeilenblitzetdrytredivisivingservice
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For years it was the biggest puzzle in the automotive industry. Tesla's share price, mindshare and media profile increased with vehicle sales, and although the company went from selling a few thousand cars to almost 250,000 in 201[ads1]8, it continues to bungle fundamentals about the industry. They came up with a name for it: "production hell."
For industrial veterans, this was confusing. Automakers had spent decades perfecting a "lean" production model, and when Tesla began to increase production seriously, the electric car manufacturer should have been ideally positioned to implement this system with a minimal learning curve.
the opposite happened. Last year, Tesla's actual California plant failed so thoroughly by fitting the Model 3 sedan that the company threw an extra line in its parking lot; Located under a large tent, it looked like something from the early days of car production.
I thought it was actually an innovative solution to an annoying problem, a quick, "good enough" patch, and that enabled Tesla to keep Model 3 on the track. But that didn't make it any less confusing.
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In fact, for a large part of the last five years there has been a focus excessive attention to Tesla's nuts and bolts. I cannot exaggerate how utterly strange this is. In the traditional automotive industry, cars that are advertised for production only appear … a year later. Literally no one spends time obsessing over Ford's or GM's or Toyota's ability to actually build cars. Rather, they worry that Big Auto may overdo it and weaken too many cars and be forced to cut prices to move excess inventory.