Structural Factors organisation • marketing and sales • production • workplace environment
Business takes inputs and combines them to produce outputs (goods and services) in the most efficient way in order to make a profit.
To a large extent the type of business structure depends on the good being produced. Businesses can be government or privately owned. The majority of businesses in Australia are privately owned.
Forms of Business
Sort these into the following areas: Sole Trader, Partnership, Company
Marketing and Sales
Who would like a piece of chocolate?
Production: which is more efficient?
Different organisations of any type, even those producing the same product or service, can be very different places to work. They will have different ‘atmospheres’, different ways of doing things, different attitudes, different values and so on, and each of these can impact on the overall contentment of the people in those workplaces.
Technical Factors tools • equipment/plant • production techniques, for example, mass production, mechanisation, specialisation
Tools are any type of object that you use in the development of your product.
What are some tools that can be used in the Multimedia industry?
Plant Equipment are those tools that are permanent fixtures of production.
This equipment needs to be factored into the cost including:
Materials to be used
Mechanisation refers to that stage in the development of tools, where they pass from being an extension of the operator, to a point where the tool becomes a device and is controlled by the operator.
What are some of the benefits of using mechanisation?
Recycling involves reprocessing materials into new products, for example, car tyres into paving blocks and also reusing products in their existing state, for example, plastic bags used to carry things over and over.
design for re-manufacture and design for disassembly are often used now in order to increase ability to recycle
Can either be:
There are some types of pollution that are required to be limited by business, and proof provided of this.
regulations cover the zoning of the land, hours of operation, storage of materials, transport limits, noise levels, pollution, waste controls, hazardous materials handling and disposal.
For anything new that is happening, the company must conduct an environmental impact statement.