Harley Davidson Factory Tour [video]

This video of the Harley Davidson Factory Tour shows how Harley makes motorcycles. Let me know a couple of interesting items that you may want to keep an eye out for as you watch the video.

  1. The engine consists of 357 parts.
  2. The Harley engine assembly line has 10 workstations.
  3. Harley uses a moving line, similar to Toyota in their manufacturing. In the video, they mention that on the line advances every 7.5¬†minutes. In order to keep up, the operators need to work efficiently. I tried to find an Andon cord on the line, but wasn’t able to see one.¬†

The rest of the video is interesting. You’ll also see bits of visual management and standard work.

Harley Davidson Factory Tour

You can go to a Harley Factory Tour in person. If you’re interested in that, here are some details:

Harley Davidson Powertrain

Harley Davidson Powertrain Factory Tour
W156 N9000 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
9AM – 2PM on Monday

Harley Davidson Vehicle Operations

Harley Davidson Vehicle Operations
1425 Eden Road
York, PA 17402
9AM – 2PM Monday to Friday

Harley Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Factory Tour

Harley Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Factory Tour
11401 N Congress Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64153
9AM – 1:30PM Monday to Friday

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