An international company has two manufacturing plants: one in the home country and one in another country. Both produce the same item, each for sale in their respective countries. However, their productivity figures are quite different. One analyst thinks this is because the home country plant uses more automated equipment for processing while the other plant uses a higher percentage of labor.
Explain how that factor can cause productivity figures to be misleading. Is there another way to compare the two plants that would be more meaningful? Cite at least two scholarly sources in your discussion board posts.
Keep in mind, a scholarly source is an academic journal article from the SEU Virtual Library. Popular website references are acceptable but not sufficient to receive a high grade for research. The initial post should reflect an excellent writing, research, and synthesized approach on your part. Evaluate your submission against the discussion rubric. Discussion posts will be graded based on the rubric.