ch02 - Assigned Problems

ch02 - Assigned Problems - Productivity at facility 2 = 210...

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Chapter 2: (Questions on Productivity); Operations Management by Reid and Sanders Note to Students: These solutions are provided in the book’s solutions manual. If you do not get the answers given here, bring it to my attention. (Prof. Sushil Gupta) Problems assigned for practice: 2, 4, 6, and 8. Answers to Problems 2. Productivity in week 1 = 3 houses/5days = 0.6 houses per day Productivity in week 2 = 2 houses/4days = 0.5 houses per day Week 1 was more productive. 4. Productivity at facility 1 = 240 chairs/6 workers = 40 chairs per worker
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Unformatted text preview: Productivity at facility 2 = 210 chairs/4 workers = 52.5 chairs per worker Facility 2 is more productive. 6. Using only the non-defective production, productivity has increased from (60-10)=50 pieces per day to (90-1)=89 pieces per day. Change in productivity = (89-50)/50 x 100% = 78% increase 8. a. $ 60/($15+$20+$20) = 1.09 This number tells us that the lab is charging a bit more than 9% over the expenses of labor, materials, and overhead. b. Labor productivity = $60/3 hours = $20 per hour...
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