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31.1 What is operational performance
Ultimately, operational performance can be measured in three ways:
- What's the total unit cost to get the right product to meet the consumer's requirements? And how does that compare with rivals.
- Does the quality of the product or service create customer delight? Or satisfaction? Or mild disappointment? Or 'I'm going to fill social media with my disgust?'
- Does the price charged create enough of a premium over the unit cost to make the business sustainable and profitable in the long term.
To understand competitiveness and unit costs, it is helpful to look at three factors: labour productivity, capacity utilisation and issues surrounding a company's total available capacity.
31.2 Labour productivity
Labour productivity measures the amount produced per worker over a given time. (Refer to chapter 27 for more).
31.3 Differences measuring productivity
Productivity is said to be output per worker, per time period. Comparing the productivity of different factories…