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# How to compute productivity

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Calculate the productivity

C. A. Ratchet, the local auto mechanic, finds that it usually takes him 2 hours to diagnose and fix a typical problem. What is his daily productivity (assume an 8 hour day)?

Mr. Ratchet believes he can purchase a small computer trouble-shooting device, which will allow him to find and fix a problem in the incredible (at least to his customers!) time of 1 hour. He will, however, have to spend an extra hour each morning adjusting the computerized diagnostic device. What will be the impact on his productivity if he purchases the device?

Hint: You may calculate the current productivity, then find out the productivity with computers. Finally you will know how much it improves.

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C. A. Ratchet, the local auto mechanic, finds that it usually takes him 2 hours to diagnose and fix a typical problem. What is his daily productivity (assume an 8 hour day)?

Solution to 1st part of the problem:

Productivity = Total hrs worked / Man hour

Where:
Man hour = (# of people use) x ( # of hour it take to accomplish one ...

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This solution highlights steps used to calculate productivity.

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