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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 10 – Saving Money with Optimization
I. Rubric for Optimization
Criteria Level 1 (50%–
59%)
Level 2 (60%–
69%)
Level 3 (70%–
79%)
Level 4 (80%–
100%)
Analyze research
Analysis of
research demon-
strates limited use
of critical thinking
Analysis of
research demon-
strates some use
of critical thinking
Analysis of
research demon-
strates consider-
able use of critical
thinking
Analysis of
research demon-
strates thorough
use of critical
thinking
Brainstorm
design using the
design report
format
Applies few of the
skills involved in
the design process
Applies some of
the skills involved
in the design
process
Applies most of
the skills involved
in the design
process
Applies all or
almost all of the
skills involved in
the design process
Communicate
the characteris-
tics of a quality
product from all
aspects
Communicates
information
regarding design,
workmanship and
choice of materi-
als with limited
clarity
Communicates
information
regarding design,
workmanship and
choice of materi-
als with some
clarity
Communicates
information
regarding design,
workmanship and
choice of materi-
als with consider-
able clarity
Communicates
information
regarding design,
workmanship and
choice of materi-
als with a high de-
gree of clarity and
with condence
Establish work
schedules for a
cost reduction
project
Establishes work
schedules for a
cost reduction
project demon-
strating limited
thought
Establishes work
schedules for a
cost reduction
project demon-
strating some
thought
Establishes work
schedules for a
cost reduction
project demon-
strating consider-
able thought
Establishes work
schedules for a
cost reduction
project demon-
strating a high
degree of thought
Evaluate infor-
mation using a
logical process
Demonstrates
limited ability to
evaluate informa-
tion using a logi-
cal process
Demonstrates
some ability to
evaluate informa-
tion using a logi-
cal process
Demonstrates
considerable
ability to evaluate
information using
a logical process
Demonstrates a
high degree of
ability to evaluate
information using
a logical process
Evaluate infor-
mation using
criteria
Evaluates
information with
limited use of
criteria
Evaluates infor-
mation with some
use of criteria
Evaluates
information with
considerable use
of criteria
Evaluates
information with
thorough use of
criteria
Identify
materials for
components of
cost reduction
projects
Demonstrates
limited knowledge
of various materi-
als that may be
used for a variety
of components of
a cost reduction
project
Demonstrates
some knowledge
of various materi-
als that may be
used for a variety
of components of
a cost reduction
project
Demonstrates
considerable
knowledge of
various materials
that may be used
for a variety of
components of
a cost reduction
project
Demonstrates
thorough knowl-
edge of various
materials that may
be used for a vari-
ety of components
of a cost reduction
project
Identify the roles
of various per-
sonnel involved
in the cost reduc-
tion team
Identies few per-
sonnel involved in
the cost reduction
team
Identies some
personnel in-
volved in the cost
reduction team
Identies many
personnel in-
volved in the cost
reduction team
Identies a wide
variety of person-
nel involved in
the cost reduction
team

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