Lean & Agile

Ventilators This video shows Tesla engineers designing a ventilator. The ventilator uses Tesla's own parts as much as possible, so as not to compete with other ventilator makers for parts, and also because the engineers know their own parts best.

Manufacturing The above is an example of improvisation or agile manufacturing. Agile could be important in the future if countries don't want to trade with each other much and turn to making stuff themselves instead. Other important manufacturing concepts include lean and supply chains, both which will be covered in webinars tomorrow here and here.