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Relationships between productivity, efficiency, utilization, and quality

Ibrahim A. Al‐Darrab (Ibrahim Al‐Darrab is based at the Industrial Engineering Department, School of Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.)

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature relating to concepts and definitions of productivity, utilization, and efficiency. From an analysis of these concepts and definitions, the author derives two unifying formulae, the first relating these factors to one another and the second adding in a quality factor. System improvement strategies are then discussed based on these two equations.

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Al‐Darrab, I.A. (2000), "Relationships between productivity, efficiency, utilization, and quality", Work Study, Vol. 49 No. 3, pp. 97-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/00438020010318073

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