BSOP206 End of Chapter Problems

# BSOP206 End of Chapter Problems - Calculate the...

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BSOP206 – End of Chapter Problems 1. John Lucy makes wooden boxes in which to ship motorcycles. John and his three employees invest a total of 40 hours per day making the 120 boxes. a. What is their productivity? i. 120 boxes / 40hrs (per day) = 3 boxes/hour-labor (productivity) ii. 4 employees (including John) contributing 10 labor-hours/day b. John and his employees have discussed redesigning the process to improve efficiency. If they can increase the rate to 125 per day, what will be their new productivity? i. 125 boxes / 40hrs (per day) = 3.125 boxes/hour-labor (productivity) ii. 4 employees (including John) contributing 10 labor-hrs/day (input of labor-hours unchanged) c. What will be their percentage increase in productivity and percentage change? i. 3.125 / 3 = 1.0147 ; ii. 1.47% increase in productivity w/ 4 employees contributing 10 labor-hrs/day 2. Riverside Metal Works produces cast bronze valves on a 10-person assembly line. On a recent day, 160 valves were produced during an 8-hour shift.

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Unformatted text preview: Calculate the productivity of the line. Given variables: 10 people ; 160 valves / 8 hours. a. 10-person assembly line: 160 valves / 10 people = 16 valves / person (per 8-hr shift) b. (16 valves/person) / 8 hours c. 2 valves / hour (per person on a 10-person assembly line) 3. Xxx 4. Xxx 5. Lori produces “Final Exam Care Packages” for resale by her sorority. She is currently working a total of 5 hours per day to produce 100 care packages. Given Variables: 100 care packages ; 5 hours/day a. What is Lori’s productivity? i. 100 packages / 5 labor-hours = 20 packages / hour (productivity) b. Lori thinks that by redesigning the package, she can increase her total productivity to 133 care packages per day. What will be her new productivity? i. 133 packages / 5 labor-hours = 26.2 packages / hour (productivity) c. What will be the percentage increase in productivity if Lori makes the change? i. 26.2 / 20 = 1.33 >>>>> +33% productivity increase / 5-hour day...
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