IN order to meet the need for tremendous I quantities of aircraft engines quickly, aircraft-engine manufacturers had to develop many new techniques.
The author's company met the problem in two ways First, it inaugurated a well-coordinated training program to make available the many new workers required; and, second, it established a technical production unit to study the problems of quantity production and then to recommend any action required to achieve increases.
How successfully this plan has worked can be judged from the accompanying story. Roughly 25 times as many people are now employed by the company as in 1937. Time, space, machinery, and skilled labor are all being used much more economically and efficiently because of the development of many automatic and multioperational machines.