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Reducing Process Costs with Lean, Six Sigma, and Value Engineering Techniques by Jon M. Quigley, Kim H. Pries

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CHAPTER 8 – Saving Money with Six Sigma Projects
I. Rubric for Six Sigma Projects
Criteria Level 1 (50–59%) Level 2 (60–69%) Level 3 (70–79%) Level 4 (80–100%)
Analyze measure-
ments
Analysis of mea-
surements demon-
strates limited use of
critical thinking
Analysis of mea-
surements demon-
strates some use of
critical thinking
Analysis of
measurements dem-
onstrates consider-
able use of critical
thinking
Analysis of mea-
surements demon-
strates thorough use
of critical thinking
Apply designed
experiments (DOE)
Applies DOE with
limited success
Applies DOE with
some success
Applies DOE with
considerable success
Applies DOE with
excellent success
Apply math-
ematical skills
in a spreadsheet
analysis for various
tasks
Applies math-
ematical skills in a
spreadsheet analysis
for various tasks
with limited ac-
curacy
Applies math-
ematical skills in a
spreadsheet analysis
for various tasks
with some accuracy
Applies math-
ematical skills in a
spreadsheet analysis
for various tasks
with considerable
accuracy
Applies math-
ematical skills in a
spreadsheet analysis
for various tasks
with thorough ac-
curacy
Apply the steps
of the Six Sigma
process
Applies the steps
of the Six Sigma
process with limited
effectiveness
Applies the steps
of the Six Sigma
process with some
effectiveness
Applies the steps of
the Six Sigma pro-
cess with consider-
able effectiveness
Applies the steps
of the Six Sigma
process with a high
degree effectiveness
Choose the most
appropriate pro-
duction method by
conducting a test
run
Rarely chooses the
most appropriate
production method
by conducting a
test run
Sometimes chooses
the most appropriate
production method
by conducting a
test run
Often chooses the
most appropriate
production method
by conducting a
test run
Always or almost
always chooses the
most appropriate
production method
by conducting a
test run
Communicate
information ef-
fectively
Communicates
information with
limited effectiveness
Communicates in
-
formation with some
effectiveness
Communicates
information with
considerable effec-
tiveness
Communicates
information with a
high degree of ef-
fectiveness
Conduct an ac-
curate cost analysis
ofnalproductor
process
Conducts an ac-
curate cost analysis
of nal product or
process with limited
success
Conducts an ac-
curate cost analysis
of nal product or
process with some
success
Conducts an ac-
curate cost analysis
of nal product or
process with consid-
erable success
Conducts an ac-
curate cost analysis
of nal product or
process with excel-
lent success
Create process
control charts
Creates process
control charts with
limited clarity
Creates process
control charts with
some clarity
Creates process
control charts with
considerable clarity
Creates process
control charts with
excellent clarity
Demonstrate or-
ganizational skills
with teams
Demonstrates lim-
ited organizational
skills with teams
Demonstrates some
organizational skills
with teams
Demonstrates good
organizational skills
with teams
Demonstrates excel-
lent organizational
skills with teams
Demonstrate plan-
ning skills
Demonstrates lim-
ited planning skills
Demonstrates some
planning skills
Demonstrates con-
siderable planning
skills
Demonstrates excel-
lent planning skills
Describe condition-
ing processes that
change physical
and mechanical
properties
Describes condition-
ing processes that
change physical and
mechanical proper-
ties with limited
information and
understanding
Describes condition-
ing processes that
change physical
and mechanical
properties with some
information and
understanding
Describes condition-
ing processes that
change physical and
mechanical proper-
ties with consider-
able information and
understanding
Describes condition-
ing processes that
change physical and
mechanical proper-
ties with thorough
information and
understanding

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