# Economic

After two quarters of increasing levels of production, the CEO of Canadian Fabrication & Design was upset to learn that, during this time of expansion, productivity of the newly hired sheet metal workers declined with each new worker hired. Believing that the new workers were either lazy or ineffectively supervised (or possibly both), the CEO instructed the shop foreman to “crack down” on the new workers to bring their productivity levels up.

a. Explain carefully in terms of production theory why it might be that no amount of

“cracking down” can increase worker productivity at CF&D

b. Provide an alternative to cracking down as a means of increasing the production of the sheet metal workers.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 335
1. 1. Try some of the following links for production theory and "cracking down:"

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=production+theory+%26+%22cracking+down%22

2. Try some of the following links:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+best+to+increase+production

Sra

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0

## Similar Questions

1. ### math

The table shows the average production data for three products over the last month. The difference between the costs and the sale price is the company profit for one unit. If a new production method allows the labor costs of

asked by vin on May 18, 2016
2. ### linear programming app

write the constraints as linear inequalities and identify all variables used. A canoe requires 8 hours of fabrication and a rowboat 5 hours. The fabrication department has at most 110 hours of labor available each week

asked by ash on April 3, 2011
3. ### managerial economics

At a recent board meeting, the president and CEO got into a heated argument about whether to shut down the firm's plant in Miami. The Miami plant currently loses \$60,000 monthly. The president of the firm argued that the Miami

asked by jean on February 29, 2008

PLEASE CHECK MY ANSWERS (: I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly __________________________________ Graph the system of constraints and find the value of x and y that maximize the objective function. Constraints: x

asked by Greg on September 17, 2012
5. ### math

A bag contains 44 U.S. quarters and six Canadian quarters. (The coins are identical in size.) If seven quarters are randomly picked from the bag, what is the probability of getting at least one Canadian quarter? (Round your answer

1. ### Managerial Economics

At a recent board meeting, the president and CEO got into a heated argument about whether to shut down the firm's plant in Miami. The Miami plant should continue to operate, at least until a buyer is for the production facility.

asked by Dee on June 4, 2008
2. ### economics

At a recent board meeting, the president and CEO got into a heated argument about whether to shut down the firm’s plant in Miami. The Miami plant currently loses \$60,000 monthly. The president of the firm argued that the Miami

asked by Ashaki on May 30, 2012
3. ### Algebra

Solve the problem using matrices. John has a jarful of quarters and nickels. There are 84 coins in the jar. The value of the coins is \$13.00. How many of each type of coin are there? A) 49 quarters ; 35 nickels B) 44 quarters; 40

asked by Heaven on November 23, 2014
4. ### Microeconomics

If a firm has a U-Shaped long-run average cost curve, a.) its fixed cost rises as output rises. b.) it must have increasing returns to scale at low levels or production and decreasing returns to scale at high levels of production.

asked by Melissa on October 30, 2006
5. ### Physical Edu

The transformation of love progresses in the following way: a. high levels of passion, increasing intimacy, diminished romance, enduring love. b. high levels of passion, increasing intimacy, diminished romance, breakup of

asked by Andy on June 18, 2012
6. ### Statistics

The Tyco Video Game Corporation finds that it is losing income because of slugs used in its video games. The machines must be adjusted to accept coins only if they fall within set limits. In order to set those limits, the mean

asked by Elizabeth on July 20, 2015