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Operation Management Taylor Industries: Cut back its labor costs

15. In the past, Taylor Industries has used a fixed-time period inventory system that involved taking a complete inventory count of all items each month. However, increasing labor costs are forcing Taylor Industries to examine alternative ways to reduce the amount of labor involved in inventory stockrooms, yet without increasing

Labor cost

Management of the Von Machine Company requests that you calculate the effect of two different wage payment plans upon employee earnings and also on the unit labor cost of Product A. The following information is available: -1 The hourly rate is $9.00. -2 The labor rate per piece of Part X, if the

Union Organizing

I need some help understanding unions since I have very little experience with them. 1. Please provide me the pros and cons of unionization from the perspective of the employer, and then from the employee. What recommendations should be made to employers who want to remain union-free? 2. What is the best way that they m

Labor Relations - Postal Carrier discharge

Please help by answering the questions pasted below. Also, I attached a guideline to follow. ** See ATTACHED file(s) for more information ** Thanks for all your help. -------------- Case Analysis Guidelines The following guidelines are designed to assist in the case analysis process. The Guidelines are not intended to

Labor Relations Project:1. What would you advise the LPNs to do? Should they unionize? What are the advantages and disadvantages of unionizing at Happy Trials?2. What issues might the union raise during the organizing effort?3. What steps must the LPNs follow to unionize?4. What unfair labor practices need to be avoided by LPNs?

Happy Trails Scenario Happy Trails, LLC. is a medium-sized independent living home, a for-profit facility located in a suburban environment. Due to traffic and road congestion, this eldercare facility is the most convenient independent living home near the city. Independent living homes in the city offer many of the same serv

Define and Examine Unions and Labor Relations: impact, relevance

Labor Relations Paper a. Define unions and labor relations and their impact on organizations. b. Examine the impact of changes in employee relations strategies, policies,and practices on organizational performance. c. Answer the question "Are unions still relevant in the United States?" In addition yo

Happy Trails Labor Relations Unionization Advice

Provide answers to the below questions based on the Happy Trails scenario. (Provide any references used.) The independent living home management team has asked for your advice: 1. What would you advise the independent living home management to do? Should they oppose unionization? 2. What arguments or defenses might the h

Role of a supervisor in labor negotiations

Supervisors are often confused as to how they should behave during a union organizing campaign. Identify five actions a supervisor should take and three actions the supervisor should avoid. Why is it important for senior administrators to communicate frequently with supervisors before and during the negotiation of a labor agr

Organizations as Organisms

See attached files. Organizations as Organisms - living organisms, seeking to adapt and survive in a changing environment Part A: After reading the attached articles (Part 2A Attachment), compare the "military unit" and the "symphony" as examples of different kinds of living systems, noting both similarities and differe


A recent study reported that instructors at colleges and universities are frequently required to engage in emotional labor. Identify the situations in which emotional labor is required for this job. In your opinion, is emotional labor more troublesome for college instructors or for telephone operators working at an emergency ser

Prepare and Analyze a Direct Labor Budget

Ceco Grass Care is a small lawn maintenance service that provides a variety of landscape services. A large part of Ceco's sales are generated through lawn maintenance. Jeff Roberts manages Ceco. Jeff reviewed the job order log for the next 12 weeks (three months ending July 26th, 2005), and the log is full. Ceco recently acquire

Homegoods return on investment; Brown Co material and labor variances

The 2007 income statement for the east division of the Homegoods Company is as follows: Sales $2,000,000 Operating expenses 1,250,000 Net operating income 750,000 Interest expense 150,000 Earnings before taxes 600,000 Tax expense (40%) 240,000 Net Income $360,000 If this division's invested capital is $3,000,000 then

Calculations for Arthur Manufacturing Company

Arthur Manufacturing Company produces a component part of a top secret military communication device. Standard production and cost data for the part, Product X, follow. Planned production 40,000 units Per unit direct materials 2lbs. @ $2.16 per lb. Per unit direct labor

Justifying unfavorable direct labor efficiency variance

Ron LaTulip oversees projects for ACE Construction Company. Recently, the company's controller sent him a performance report regarding the construction of the Campus Highlands Apartment Complex, a project that LaTulip supervised. Included in the report was an unfavorable direct labor efficiency variance of $1,900 for roof struct

What is division of labor?

What is meant by division of labor? What are blue-collar, white-collar, and pink-collar segments of the workforce? Provide examples of each.

Compute Hansenko material Reynolds variable overhead variance

COST MANAGEMENT ? Hansenko Company manufactures 100-pound bags of fertilizer that have the following unit standard costs for direct materials and direct labor:  Direct materials (100 lbs. @ $1.00 per lb.)$100.00  Direct labor 12.00  (0.5 hours at $24 per hour)  Total

Marginal and average productivity: technological innovation

1. What would be expected to happen to marginal and average productivity if a technological innovation that improves productivity is introduced to the production process? 2. How might diminishing marginal productivity be expected to impact the costs of production in your organization -- If not certain, choose another organiza

1. What were some of the inventions critical for agricultural settlement of the west? Eli Whitney's newly invented cotton gin was the basic invention. Other major inventions of the time were mechanical reaper, threshing machine and steel plow. Introduction of canals, steamboats, and railroads helped the farmers to commercialize the agriculture. 2. What was the nickname for former slaves who homesteaded on the plains? The former slaves of the south were known as the exodusters 3. What were some of the basic characteristics of Plains Indian Tribes? The plain Indians were were excellent buffalo hunters and lived in tipis. 4. Where was the last battle fought between the U.S. armed forces and plains tribes? The Battle of the Wounded Knee in 1890, the last battle was fought near Wounded Knee creek at South Dakota. 5. What particular "complaints" did Ida Lindgren have about living in the American Plains? The wagons were packed to the full and the environment was not friendly. There were no proper roads to travel and the Indians were not friendly. There was terrible drought and the prospects to raise a bountiful crop was dim along with the attacks of the grasshoppers. 6. Differentiate: the goals of the Knights of Labor and the AFL? The Knights of Labor aimed to organize all workers without caring for skill, sex or age. They tried to organize women on national scale. They demanded an end to child labor and progressive income tax. AFL had conservative political views and represented only skilled white male crafts men 7. Understand differences between "natural increase" and "migration" and their contributions to the growth of U.S. cities? Natural increase occurs when birth rate overtakes the death rate. Migrants are people who live in another country temporarily or permanently where he/she is not born. The migration strengthened the workforce of US cities. They also increased the economic growth and per capital income. The migration created a diversity of population in US cities and the education is also highly benefited. 8. What were some of the objects commonly found in parlors? The main objects found in parlors were different kinds of musical instruments like piano

1. What were some of the inventions critical for agricultural settlement of the west? Eli Whitney's newly invented cotton gin was the basic invention which helped the growth of agricultural west. Mechanization of farming too helped the farmers. Some of the machines invented during the period were mechanical reaper, threshing

Labor Market Compensation Analyst

As a compensation analyst for All Sate Insurance Company, which is located in Hartford, Connecticut. Define the relevant labor market for insurance claims adjusters and for data entry clerks. Please explain the rationale for your definitions.