Question: george kyparisis makes bowling balls in his miami plant with...
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George Kyparisis makes bowling balls in his Miami plant. With recent increases in his costs, he has a newfound interest in efficiency. George is interested in determining the productivity of his organization. He has the following data representing a month from last year and an equivalent month this year:
Last Year 
Now 

Units Produced 
1,000 
1,000 
Labor (hours) 
300 
250 
Resin (pounds) 
60 
46 
Capital Invested ($) 
10,000 
12,500 
Energy (BTU) 
2,950 
2,750 
a) What is the labor productivity (bowling balls per hour) last year? What is the labor productivity this year? What is the percentage change in labor productivity? (Your response as a percentage rounded to two decimal place and include a minus sign if necessary).
b) What is the resin productivity (bowling balls per pound) last year? What is the resin productivity this year? What is the percentage change in resin productivity? (Your response as a percentage rounded to two decimal places and include a minus sign if necessary).
c) What is the capital investment productivity (bowling balls per dollar) last year? What is the capital investment productivity this year? What is the percentage change in capital investment productivity? (Your response as a percentage rounded to two decimal places and include a minus sign if necessary).
d) What is the energy productivity (bowling balls per BTU) last year? What is the energy productivity this year? What is the percentage change in energy productivity? (Your response as a percentage rounded to two decimal places and include a minus sign if necessary).