About Your Signature AssignmentThis signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignments may be graded with an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for program improvements. Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is for students to demonstrate mastery of operations management concepts and tools. Assignment Steps Develop a 700- to 1,050-word memo to a prospective employer outlining your credentials, including: taking this class, all of the projects you have done for this class individually and with your team, and their impact on the businesses you have engaged with so a senior manager reading it would want to hire you as either an operations consultant or permanent employee. Summarize the business case for each project. Outline what you specifically accomplished, assuming these projects were implemented, and their estimated impacts on the business. Utilize the learnings from Week 6 to highlight your skills in global sourcing, procurement, and outsourcing which can also be of benefit to your target firm. Format your assignment as if you would be giving a presentation to senior management. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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Signature Assignment Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Operations Management
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Signature Assignment
Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Individual Assignment: Signature Assignment
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is for students to demonstrate mastery of operations management concepts
and tools.
About Your Signature Assignment
This signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your
program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know
and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignments may be graded with an
automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or
college/school and used for program improvements.
Resources Required
Content
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Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
5
#/5
Partially
Met
Not Met
Comments:
Developed a 700- to 1,050-word memo to a
prospective employer outlining your
credentials (including taking this class), all of
the projects you have done for this class
(Learning Team and Individual), and their
impact on the businesses you have engaged
with so a Senior Manager reading it would
want to hire you as either an operations
consultant or permanent employee.
Summarized the business case for each
project.
Outlined what you specifically accomplished,
assuming these projects were implemented
their estimated impact on the business.
Utilized the learnings from Week 6 to highlight
your skills in global sourcing, procurement
and outsourcing which can also be of benefit
to your target firm.
Writing Guidelines
The paper—including tables and graphs,
headings, title page, and reference page—is
consistent with APA formatting guidelines and
meets course-level requirements.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text
citations and a reference page.
Met
Comments:
2
Signature Assignment
Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Writing Guidelines
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Partially
Met
Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
2
#/2
7
#/7
Paragraph and sentence transitions are
present, logical, and maintain the flow
throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed
including spelling and punctuation.
Assignment Total
Additional comments:
#
Comments:
3
Individual Assignment: Flowchart Improvement Process
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn process flowcharting/improving a process and
summarizing the results.
Resources Required
Microsoft® PowerPoint® (or other software such as including Vizio, Word etc.)
Content
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Total
Available
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5
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Comments:
Selected a complex process from your
personal life or work.
Used Microsoft® PowerPoint® (or other
software including Vizio, Word etc.) to create
a flowchart of the as-is process.
Defined metrics and measured the current
process.
Used process improvement techniques to
improve the process.
Used Microsoft® PowerPoint® (or other
software including Vizio, Word etc.) to create
an improved process flowchart.
Used judgmental forecasting (your
professional judgement) to ascertain how the
future process will perform according to your
metrics.
Developed a 525-word executive summary
describing the process improvement project
(including the As-is process flowchart and the
Improved process flowchart).
Writing Guidelines
The paper—including tables and graphs,
headings, title page, and reference page—is
consistent with APA formatting guidelines and
meets course-level requirements.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text
citations and a reference page.
Met
Comments:
Operations Management
Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Writing Guidelines
Met
Partially
Met
Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
2
#/2
7
#/7
Paragraph and sentence transitions are
present, logical, and maintain the flow
throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed
including spelling and punctuation.
Assignment Total
Additional comments:
#
Comments:
2
Individual Assignment: Statistical Process Control Methods
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to apply Statistical Process Control Methods to
process.
Resources Required
Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint®
Content
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Partially
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Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
5
#/5
Partially
Met
Not Met
Comments:
Selected a complex continuous process from
your personal life or work (could be the same
as in Assignment 1).
Used Excel® to calculate the defined process
metrics including variation and process
capability.
Used Microsoft® Excel® and PowerPoint® to
develop and display a control chart for the
process.
Evaluated the control chart and processed
metrics using Statistical Process Control
(SPC) methods.
Evaluated whether the process could benefit
from the use of Six Sigma tools.
Developed a 525-word executive summary
describing the Statistical Process Control
project (including the control chart with SPC).
Writing Guidelines
The paper—including tables and graphs,
headings, title page, and reference page—is
consistent with APA formatting guidelines and
meets course-level requirements.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text
citations and a reference page.
Paragraph and sentence transitions are
present, logical, and maintain the flow
throughout the paper.
Met
Comments:
Statistical Process Control
Methods Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Writing Guidelines
Met
Partially
Met
Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
2
#/2
7
#/7
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed
including spelling and punctuation.
Assignment Total
Additional comments:
#
Comments:
2
Individual Assignment: Lean Techniques
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is so that students can evaluate the lean techniques applied to business in
today’s workforce.
Note: Students and Faculty seeking more information on this assignment can reflect on Operations and Supply
Chain Management: Ch. 14.
Resources Required
Microsoft® PowerPoint®
Content
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Partially
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Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
5
#/5
Partially
Met
Not Met
Comments:
Selected a business you are familiar with
which incorporates lean manufacturing or
lean supply chains.
Evaluated how this firm uses lean strategies
and how much lean techniques has improved
the firm’s efficiency.
Evaluated ways the firm can go even further
to make improvements using lean techniques.
Used the learnings obtained from evaluating
this firm to apply to your own business or a
business you are interested in which currently
does not use lean techniques.
Developed a 1,050-word report describing
your lean evaluation project.
Writing Guidelines
The paper—including tables and graphs,
headings, title page, and reference page—is
consistent with APA formatting guidelines and
meets course-level requirements.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text
citations and a reference page.
Paragraph and sentence transitions are
present, logical, and maintain the flow
throughout the paper.
Met
Comments:
Lean Techniques
Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Writing Guidelines
Met
Partially
Met
Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
2
#/2
7
#/7
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed
including spelling and punctuation.
Assignment Total
Additional comments:
#
Comments:
2
Individual Assignment: Operations Consulting
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn how to develop an Operations Consulting proposal.
Resources Required
Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Operations and Supply Chain Management: Ch. 25
Content
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Total
Available
Total
Earned
5
#/5
Partially
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Comments:
Choose a business in the media which is
having difficulties with its operating model or
one which is struggling in your community.
Evaluated how all or some of the items from
the Operations Consulting Tool Kit could help
this business get back on track.
Determined the resources and data needed to
deploy an operations consulting engagement
with this business.
Developed a business case (including
financial benefits) on how operations
consulting can have a positive impact on the
business.
Developed a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft®
PowerPoint® presentation of an operations
consulting engagement proposal to the Chief
Operating Officer and CEO of the target firm.
Presentation Guidelines
The presentation is laid out with effective use
of headings, font styles, font sizes, and white
space.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text
citations and a reference page.
The presentation includes an introduction and
conclusion that preview and review major
points.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported
by specific details, examples, or analysis; and
are organized logically.
Met
Comments:
Operations Consulting
Grading Guide
OPS/571 Version 8
Presentation Guidelines
Met
Partially
Met
Not Met
Total
Available
Total
Earned
2
#/2
7
#/7
Rules of grammar and usage are followed
including spelling and punctuation.
Assignment Total
Additional comments:
#
Comments:
2

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