SEU Operations & Factors Affecting Productivity Maduro Cleaning Co Discussion

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Maduro Cleaning is a small organization that provides cleaning services to both residential and commercial clients. As a small organization, the owner assigns crews of two, three, or four employees to jobs each morning but the owner does not have a good method of determining a reasonable amount of time that each cleaning should take. The owner decided to keep data on job times and crew sizes in the hopes of developing a productivity measure.

• Calculate which of the crew sizes has the best productivity per worker, and explain your method.
• Evaluate your outcome and the possible reasons that would explain those results.
• Project what the productivity might be for a crew size of five and explain your reasoning.

Crew Size Avg: Productivity per Crew

• 2: 3765 square meters per day
• 3: 4915 square meters per day
• 4: 6309 square meters per day

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It is vital for Maduro Cleaning to determine its labor productivity. Productivity measures
a person's efficiency in completing a specific task. It is more than getting more things
done every day. It is getting critical things done efficiently and consistently.

Calculating Productivity

o The owner of Maduro Cleaning can use the average product of labor method to
determine the effective amount of time that each cleaning requires. In particular, to
determine which crew size has the most efficient productivity per worker, the
proprietor can use the following formula for the average product:

Table 1: Productivity/Average Product

Crew
Size
Average
• 2
• 3
• 4

Square
Meters
Per Day
• 3765
• 4915
• 6309

Average
Product
• 1882.50
• 1638.33
• 1577.25

Evaluation of Outcome

o The worker productivity results show that an increase in the crew size results in a
decline in productivity. This outcome can be explained by considering how the
average product relates to marginal product. The change in the average product is
determined by comparing the average product to the marginal product, one of the
relations that reflect the connection between a marginal and the resulting average.

Projection of Productivity

o The productivity of a crew size of 5 can be determined as follows:

If 4 workers have productivity of 1577.25, what would be the productivity of 5 workers?

(4/5) X 1577.25 = 1261.8 square meters per day.

Conclusion

o The productivity of Maduro Cleaning declines with an increase in the number of
workers because of the diminishing marginal returns. The additional output of a
new worker is less than the average output of existing workers. As such, adding a
worker does not increase productivity. The owner should, therefore, focus on
improving capacity.

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