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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 13 – Finding Cost Reductions
I. Rubric for Finding Cost Reductions
Criteria Level 1 (50–59%) Level 2 (60–69%) Level 3 (70–79%) Level 4 (80–100%)
Apply different
laws and regula-
tions for waste
disposal
Infrequently applies
different laws and
regulations for waste
disposal
Sometimes applies
different laws and
regulations for waste
disposal
Often applies
different laws and
regulations for waste
disposal
Routinely applies
different laws and
regulations for waste
disposal
Apply practices for
recycling and waste
management
Infrequently ap-
plies practices for
recycling and waste
management
Sometimes ap-
plies practices for
recycling and waste
management
Often applies prac-
tices for recycling
and waste manage-
ment
Routinely applies
practices for
recycling and waste
management
Apply standards
for health and
safety
Rarely applies
standards for health
and safety
Sometime applies
standards for health
and safety
Often applies stan-
dards for health and
safety
Always or almost
always applies
standards for health
and safety
Apply treatments
and procedures
based on analysis
Uses treatment and
procedures based on
prior analysis safely
and correctly only
with supervision
Uses treatment and
procedures based on
prior analysis safely
and correctly with
some supervision
Uses treatment and
procedures based on
prior analysis safely
and correctly
Demonstrates and
promotes the safe
use of treatment and
procedures based on
prior analysis
Create a list outlin-
ing 20 cost savings
ideas available in
the community
Is able to outline
only 10 cost savings
ideas available in the
community
Is able to outline
only 15 cost savings
ideas available in the
community
Is able to outline 20
cost savings ideas
available in the com-
munity
Is able to outline
more than 20 cost
savings ideas
available in the com-
munity
Demonstrate a
problem-solving
method
Demonstrates
limited ability to use
a problem-solving
method
Demonstrates some
ability to use a
problem-solving
method
Demonstrates good
ability to use a
problem-solving
method
Demonstrates excep-
tional ability to use
a problem-solving
method
Demonstrate ad-
vanced interview-
ing techniques
Demonstrates
limited ability to use
advanced interview-
ing techniques
Demonstrates some
ability to use ad-
vanced interviewing
techniques
Demonstrates con-
siderable ability to
use advanced inter-
viewing techniques
Demonstrates a high
level of ability to
use advanced inter-
viewing techniques
Demonstrate re-
cord keeping skills
Rarely demonstrates
record keeping skills
Sometimes dem-
onstrates record
keeping skills
Often demonstrates
record keeping skills
Always or almost
always demonstrates
record keeping skills
Describe cost sav-
ings examples
Description of cost
savings makes
limited reference to
examples
Description of cost
savings makes
some reference to
examples
Description of cost
savings makes con-
siderable reference
to examples
Description of cost
savings makes
thorough reference
to examples
Describe different
laws and regula-
tions for waste
disposal
Describes different
laws and regulations
for waste disposal
providing limited
information
Describes different
laws and regulations
for waste disposal
providing some
information
Describes different
laws and regulations
for waste disposal
providing consider-
able information
Describes different
laws and regulations
for waste disposal
providing thorough
information
Describe disposal
procedures for
waste food prod-
ucts
Briey describes
disposal procedures
for waste food
products
Adequately
describes disposal
procedures for waste
food products
Competently
describes disposal
procedures for waste
food products
Thoroughly
describes disposal
procedures for waste
food products

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