George Kyparisis makes bowling balls in his Miami plant

George Kyparisis makes bowling balls in his Miami plant. With recent increases in his costs, he has a newfound interest in inefficiency. George is interested in determining the productivity of his organization. He would like to know if his organization is maintaining the manufacturing average of a 3% increase in productivity per year. He has the following data representing yearly equivalent production.  

    YEAR: 2012

 YEAR: 2013

   Units Produced



   Labor (hours)



   Resin (Pounds)



   Capital Invested ($)



   Energy (BTU)



  1. Show the changes in productivity in each of the inputs between 2012 & 2013 and then determine the productivity percentage change for each category.


    YEAR; 2012

 YEAR; 2013

   Units Produced



   Labor (hours) 

   Resin (Pounds)

    Capital Invested ($)

    Energy (BTU)               (16points)

  1. George Kyparisis (using the data from the table in problem #1 above) determines his 2012 and 2013 costs to be as follows: •

 -Labor: $ 10 per hour 

 – Resin: $ 5 per pound 

 – Capital expense: 5% of investment 

 – Energy: $.50 per (BTU)   






   Labor @$10/hr.


   Capital cost @ 5%

   Energy @ $.50

-Show the percent change in productivity between 2012 and 2013, on a multifactor basis with dollars as the common denominator. (20points)

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