Wastage on production

anthony_12c Registered Posts: 40 💫 🐯 💫

Wondering if someone can help explain to me (in a non-complicated manner) the idea behind the workings for wastage of materials during production processes.

Specifically the use of say 4/96 for 4% wastage. I was attempting to calculate it by either multiplying by .96 or 1.04 and therefore was not finding correct answer.


  • siva
    siva Registered Posts: 54 💫 🐯 💫
    Hi Anthony,

    To account for the wastage in your example you have to divide the units by 0.96 (1-4/100). For 5% divide by 0.95, for 8% divide by 0.92.

    I hope this helps.
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