Question 15 Pts Assignment Background Suggests Primary Problem Case Relates Improve Produc Q29363029

Question 15 pts

The assignment background suggests that the primary problem inthis case relates to:

How to improve productivity in roofing operationsCrew size differences in productivityDeclines in productivity over timeLack of information about productivity

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Question 25 pts

Calculated productivity in Year 1 is approximately:

104.1 square feet per hour154.7 square feet per worker4,729 square feet per hour87,975 square feet per worker13.6 square feet per hour

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Question 35 pts

The annual percentage change in productivity from Year 1 to Year2 is approximately:

4.56%12.8%-4.2%5.80%3.35%

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Question 45 pts

Using the last 10 years of data from the Non Farm Businessseries maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as a basis forcomparison, the percentage change in productivity of the roofingoperation in the case appears to be _____ national averages.

significantly lower thanabout the same assignificantly higher than

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Question 55 pts

As crew size increases, roofing productivity appears toincrease.

TrueFalse

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Question 65 pts

A good ‘conservative next step’ to recommend to decision-makersbased on the background and analysis of this case is to:

Reduce crew sizes in order to achieve higher roofingproductivity.Routinize productivity reporting for better understanding andanalysis.Develop better work procedures so that productivity can beimproved.Improve the quality of roofing materials for workers.You are a supervisor of roof installation crews at a local roofing operation. Your boss, the director of operations, wants to measure the productivity of the operation (convention for productivity measurement in the industry is square footage installed per hour worked). You’ve gathered the data on square feet of roof installed and crew size below. Assume that each individual works a 40 hour week. This year Period Jan-Feb Mar-April May-June July-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Square Feet Installed 18050 14750 14600 12025 17500 11050 Average Crew Size 4 4 Last year: Period Jan-Feb Mar-April May-June July-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Average Crew Size Square Feet Installed 14800 18750 11025 16700 14050 9800 4 4 Show transcribed image text

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