QSO 600 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: The final project of this course will allow you to demonstrate your ability to analyze a company of your choice, one that is preparing to add a new product to its existing operation. You will be tasked with examining how the company is approaching the product introduction, and you will provide your insight into the new product launch.

Prompt: For the final project, you will be tasked with identifying the manufacturing requirements, product feasibility, production constraints, profitability, and overall risk associated with introduction of a new product. For this milestone, you will analyze the facility layout of your selected company and propose how to best address production of the new product.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

II. Production Needs: In this part of the project, you will analyze your selected company’s facility layout and propose how to best address production of the new product.

A. Estimate the process cycle time for the new product introduction and compare against estimated takt time.

B. Determine process bottlenecks that may adversely affect cycle time of the new product introduction.

C. Explain how principles of lean management could be applied to the introduction of the new product to account for adverse effects on cycle time.

D. Recommend an appropriate strategy aligned with principles of lean management that the company could implement to improve cycle time of the new product introduction.

E. Assess the labor, equipment, and material needs of the company that would be required to support the new product introduction.

F. Propose a labor, equipment, and materials plan to support the new product introduction that could be implemented by the company.

G. Explain how your proposed labor, equipment, and materials plan will support the new product introduction.

Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Milestone Two must be 2 to 3 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) and written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Include at least three references cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (80%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Production Needs: Cycle Time Estimates the process cycle time for the new product introduction and compares against estimated takt time Estimates the process cycle time for the new product introduction, but does not compare to estimated takt time or estimates are illogical Does not estimate the process cycle time for the new product introduction 10
Production Needs: Bottlenecks Determines process bottlenecks that may adversely affect cycle time of the

new product introduction

Determines process bottlenecks that may adversely affect cycle time of the new product introduction, but determination is inappropriate or cursory Does not determine process bottlenecks that may adversely affect cycle time of the new product introduction 10
Production Needs: Lean Management Explains how principles of lean management could be applied to the introduction of the new product to account for adverse effects on cycle time Explains how principles of lean management could be applied to the introduction of the new product, but explanation either lacks accountability for adverse effects on cycle time, is inaccurate, or is cursory Does not explain how principles of lean management could be applied to the introduction of the new product to account for adverse effects on cycle time 10
Production Needs: Strategy Recommends an appropriate strategy

aligned with principles of lean management that could be implemented to improve cycle time of the new product

Recommends a strategy aligned with principles of lean management, but strategy is either inappropriate or overgeneralized Does not recommend a strategy aligned with principles of lean management that could be implemented to improve cycle time of the new product 15
Production Needs: Needs Assesses the company’s labor, material and equipment needs that would be required to support the new product Assesses the company’s labor, material and equipment needs that would be required to support the new product, but assessment is inaccurate or overgeneralized Does not assess the company’s labor, material, and equipment needs that would be required to support the new product 15
Production Needs: Plan Proposes a labor, equipment, and materials plan to support the new product introduction Proposes a labor, equipment, and materials plan to support the new product introduction, but proposed plan is inappropriate or overgeneralized Does not propose a labor, equipment, and materials plan to support the new product introduction 15

Production Needs: Support Explains how the proposed labor, equipment, and materials plan will support the new product launch Explains how the proposed labor, equipment, and materials plan will support the new product launch, but explanation is inappropriate or cursory Does not explain how the proposed labor, equipment, and materials plan will support the new product launch 15
Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas 10
Total 100%