Posted by: macintoshsisters | December 19, 2006

Mac minis help automaker Ford on the assembly line

Mac minis help automaker Ford on the assembly line
By Jim Dalrymple

If you’ve driven a Ford lately, chances are a Mac mini deserves some of the credit. Ford Motor’s contractor has installed the Apple-made computers in two of the automaker’s northern Indiana factories as part of a sequencing solution to boost assembly line efficiency.

“Mac minis are cost effective and they are reliable machines,” said Jonathan Schalliol, vice president of business development and chief financial officer of Information in Place. The Bloomington, Ind.-based company is responsible for the development and installation of the Mac minis in Ford’s plants. “We did a lot of research and determined they were the best deal.”

Full article at MacWorld



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