Productivity Improvement Search-Through the Concept of Interfirm Comparison

Orok B. Arrey


In productivity improvement the following factors have to be emphasized better utilization of labour and increased motivation, more efficient planning and routing of materials, better utilization of plant, equipment and buildings, simplification of basic designs, improved methods of production and standardization of materials and parts. Interfirms comparison is a technique, which uses management ratios to compare performance of several firms in an industry. This is intended to show the management of each firm taking part, how its profitability and productivity compares with that of other firms in the same industry. If the firm's profitability is to be raised performance should be tackled because it is only through performance that profitability is to be raised. In what respects the firm is weaker or stronger than its competitors and what specific .questions of policy or performance to be tackled. This paper is focused on productivity improvement through comparisons with other majoring firms.

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