BUSI 411 Connect Homework Chapter 2 Liberty University Complete Answers
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A catering company prepared and served 250 meals at an anniversary celebration last week using 8 workers. The week before, 3 workers prepared and served 230 meals at a wedding reception.
a1. Calculate the labor productivity for each event. (Round your answers to 1 decimal place.)
a2. For which event was the labor productivity higher?
A company that makes shopping carts for supermarkets and other stores recently purchased some new equipment that reduces the labor content of the jobs needed to produce the shopping carts. Prior to buying the new equipment, the company used 6 workers, who together produced an average of 60 carts per hour. Workers receive $20 per hour, and machine cost was $50 per hour. With the new equipment, it was possible to transfer one of the workers to another department, and equipment cost increased by $11 per hour while output increased by 5 carts per hour.
a. Compute labor productivity under each system. Use carts per worker per hour as the measure of labor productivity. (Round your answers to 3 decimal places.)
b. Compute the multifactor productivity under each system. Use carts per dollar cost (labor plus equipment) as the measure. (Round your answers to 3 decimal places.)
c. Comment on the changes in productivity according to the two measures. Round your intermediate calculations to 3 decimal places and final answers to 2 decimal places.
A manager checked production records and found that a worker produced 180 units while working 50 hours. In the previous week, the same worker produced 128 units while working 40 hours.
a. Compute Current period productivity and Previous period productivity. (Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)
b. Did the worker's productivity increase, decrease, or remain the same? (Round your intermediate calculations and final answer to 2 decimal places )
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