Taylorism ex. Ford Model T (1908) - Scientific management, also called Taylorism, was a theory of management that analyzed and synthesized workflows. Its main objective was improving economic efficiency, especially labor productivity. It was one of the earliest attempts to apply science to the engineering of processes and to management. 1908 $ 950 1927 $ 280 19 years of production. Design changed little. Sold units 15’500’000.