AQA Business - Increasing Efficiency and Productivity
A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of increasing efficiency and productivity. The presentation considers importance of capacity, efficiency and labour productivity to a business and then examines both the methods and difficulties of improving efficiency and labour productivity. The benefits of lean production are analysed, including an assessment of Just in Time methods. The lesson proceeds to then explain how to choose the optimal mix of resources (including capital and labour intensive processes), before concluding with a look at how technology is used to improve operational efficiency. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers.