QUESTION

# Anniston Moving Supply company makes 390 packing boxes for household items per day, working THIRTY 10-hour shifts.

1. Anniston Moving Supply company makes 390 packing boxes for household items per day, working THIRTY 10-hour shifts. Due to decreased demand, plant manager have decided to operate TWENTY 8-hour shifts instead in the near future. The plant will be able to produce 200 to meet the market demand under the new policy.

(a) Calculate the company’s productivity before the change ( productivity of the current system) and after the change ( productivity of the new system). Please format your numbers to display two decimal places with rounding. (3 pts)

(b) What is the percentage change in productivity? (Please specify percentage increase/decrease or positive/negative.) (3 pts)

(c) If the productivity can be increased to 1.40 boxes per labor-hour in the NEW system, how many labor hours should the employees work that day? (Hint: Labor input will remain the same as TWENTY 8-hour shifts.) (4 pts)