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Identify constraints present when measuring the productivity in the attached example.

Describe what project management application you might use to measure and improve the performance.

Determine how you would use these figures to monitor productivity over time.

Please be detailed when answering these questions.

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Identify constraints present when measuring the productivity in the attached example.
There are several constraints present when measuring the productivity in the attached example. First, while measuring multiple factor productivity, there is a constraint that every meal is not the same and requires a different amount of time from cooks and preps. Second, in the short run it is not possible to change the number of cooks or prep in response to changes in demand for meals. Third, there is a constraint of space; the expansion in the number of meals is limited by the amount of space that is available. Four, the space constraint also applies to employees, a larger number of preps and cooks cannot be applied in the same space. Fifth, the numerical constraint is that the proportion among the preps, cooks and cashiers needs to be maintained. Sixth, the constraint is that the same meal has to be prepared every day, again and again, otherwise the cost of materials, the use of energy, and the number of labor hours will change. Seventh, beyond a certain level of production, the total capital as well as total other costs will change.

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