By Jon Miller | Post Date: January 21, 2009 9:56 PM | Comments: 6
B. Huey asked on January 20 in a comment to this article on TPM metrics & financial impact:
One would think it would vary quite a bit depending on manual intensive the process was, what degree of engineering and office staff were required to support manufacturing (engineer to order) and so forth. The salary gaps between hourly workers and executive management can also vary greatly from 1:8 or so in Japan to 1:40+ in the USA, for no good reason at that. There are a lot of variables and tricks that can be played with labor cost to change how this ratio looks.
Using headcount is not a good measure either since the vast majority of organizations in the world are operating on a misguided notion that bigger teams and fewer levels of supervision (support) is actually better than smaller spans of control, smaller teams, and more layers of support. Read more about that here.
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