Question: lake charles seafood makes 500 wooden packing boxes for fresh...
Lake Charles Seafood makes 500 wooden packing boxes for fresh seafood per day, working two 10-hour shifts. Due to the increased demand, plant managers have decided to operate three 8-hour shifts instead. The plant is now able to product 650 boxes per day.
- Calculate the companies productivity before the change in work rules and after the change.
First,we have to calculate Productivity before change and after change:
Productivity before change = Units Produced/Labor Hour Used
Productivity after change= Units Produced/Labor Hour Used
- What is the percentage increase in production?
Percentage increase in production=Change in the productivity rates/Old productivity
3.) If production is increased to 700 boxes per day, what is the new productivity?
New Productivity where the plan working two 10 hours shift:
New Productivity= Units Produced /Labor in hour used
700/(2*10)= 35 boxes/hour
New Productivity where plan working three 8 hours shift:
700/(3*8)= 29.167 boxes/hour
What issues do you foresee becoming a problem with this kind of growth? How do you manage personnel shifts and moral?