Outputs up – profits down

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Publication date: 1 May 1992


Discusses the reasons why a South African clothing manufacturing firm found itself in the situation where, after an intense marketing effort, its output had risen and its profits had fallen. Details a consultancy′s preliminary findings and their time study analysis, analysis of profit and loss accounts, profit curve analysis, examination of material control and overheads, and finally standard minute cost control.



Wilde, E. (1992), "Outputs up – profits down", Work Study, Vol. 41 No. 5, pp. 19-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002677




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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