A factory worker invented a better tool layout that increased output significantly who is he?

A Factory worker invented a Better Tool layout that increased output significantly.

Apparently, his simple discovery has allowed for workers to produce much larger amounts of product using his new tool arrangement.

It may have been 60 minutes that did a segment about this mans discovery and invention, possibly about 35 years ago.

It has always been a question in this mind, how could merely a simple tool rearrangement allow for a large increase in worker output? What was the 'key' to his new work station layout of tools?

Why was it so much better than the previous tool arrangements? What did he see that made his discovery so significant?

Is there a book written about it? If it was so simple, then why didn't somebody figure it out sooner if it added so much productivity?

Asked Mar 11, 2015

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