Ford W. Harris
Ford Whitman Harris (August 8, 1877 – October 27, 1962) was an American production engineer who is said to have created the economic order quantity. It was derived from the square-root formula and is used to assist in ordering inventory. The economic order quantity has been taught and used all over the world.
Mr. Harris was Born in 1877 and grew up in Portland. He spent 4 years immediately after high school as an apprentice of engineering and draftsmanship for the Belknap Motor Company and Maine Electric Company. Later in the 1900's he moved to Pittsburgh where he became a draftsman and engineer for Heyl and Patterson. From 1904 to 1912 Harris worked for Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Ford W. Harris married Eugenia Mellon.
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