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Question;Course Project: Part 1 - Ishikawa Research Paper (due at the end of Week 3)Objectives|Guidelines|Grading Rubrics|Best PracticesObjectivesBack to TopThis project involves researching and writing a short biography on Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa. Our text addresses many of the areas in the management and control of quality and provides a great amount of information on a number of different quality concepts. However, the authors only mention Dr. Ishikawa in passing. Just who is Kaoru Ishikawa? Prepare a 500-word biographical paper on Ishikawa, describing his contributions to quality. You should not limit your research to online materials. Two of his books are excellent sources: (1) What is Total Quality Control: The Japanese Way(1985) and (2) Guide to Quality Control (1976). Submit the completed paper to your Dropbox.You will research this person?s life and work to determine the impacts that he has had in the world. You will define the quality leader?s significant contributions to modern quality practices in terms of major impacts in a specific organization. The project will enable you to understand:Ishikawa's key ideas,how Ishikawa has influenced quality practices throughout the world,how his ideas fit into total quality management, andthe implications of Ishikawa's ideas for the future of quality.The project will require sustained research effort until the paper is submitted. You are encouraged to begin work on the project during Week 1 and be prepared to submit the required project deliverables by the end of Week 3. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the Webliography, and a paper template can be found in Doc Sharing.GuidelinesBack to TopThe paper will be a short biography on Kaoru Ishikawa. It will adhere to the grading specifications as described below. The student will submit a paper of at least 500 words, not including title page and references, by the end of class Week 3. The student will use at least two sources plus the course textbook, for a minimum of three references. All references are to be from academic journals, professional or academic textbooks, authored websites, or standard business publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Not more that 30% of the content will be from direct quotations. The final score will be reduced by one point for each percentage point when the direct quotations are over 30% of the content.NOTE: Wikipedia and unauthored websites are not acceptable sources. Do not use these types of sources, otherwise, you will lose points.The format of the paper should conform to the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for the title page, text, citations, references, and so forth. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the Webliography, and a template for the paper can be found in Doc Sharing. Completed papers will be submitted to your Dropbox as MS Word documents. All graphics will be a part of the Word document and submitted as a file. Documents authored in other applications such as WordPerfect or MS Works will not be accepted.This project is to be accomplished individually and will reflect the work of each student. All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy. Late papers will not be accepted without prior permission.Submit your Ishikawa research paper to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page by the end of Week 3. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this Dropbox Tutorial.See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.Grading RubricsBack to TopCategoryPoints%DescriptionContent and Organization3060%Description5All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.IntroductionBackgroundPrimary work and significant accomplishmentsConclusionSources and references5The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive. The paper develops a central theme or idea that is directed toward the appropriate audience.5The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and correctly uses the vocabulary of the theory.5Content addresses key questions:What ideas form the core of Ishikawa?s approach?What are the implications of his ideas for the future of TQM?5The primary work and significant accomplishments provide sufficient background on each topic.5The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.Readability and Style1020%Description2Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.2The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.2Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.2Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.2Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.Mechanics1020%Description2The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follows APA guidelines for format.2Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.2The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.2Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.2Spelling is correct.Total50100%A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.Best PracticesBack to TopThe following are the best practices in preparing this paper. Sample papers, using APA format, are located in Doc Sharing. Other useful information has also been provided there, including an APA paper template.Cover page: Include the person you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.Introduction: In APA format, the introduction is understood to be the first content of your work, thus, it does NOT require a title. The purpose of an introduction or opening:Introduce the subject and why the subject is important.Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.Establish the tone of the document.Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)Body of your work: Include titles to identify different areas that you address. State the main ideas, major points in each idea, and supporting information. Break down each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division, like separate sections that are labeled, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation.Summary and conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing, but it presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. Additional hints on preparing the best possible project:Apply a three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete.Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.Complete a first draft, and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.Use visual communication if it will help clarify and support your work. Any material that can be removed and not affect the clarity of your work is essentially filler and should be avoided. Filler distracts from the flow of your work and will most likely cause you to lose points.References: APA formatted references are required for this assignment.A possible outline of the paper is provided below.Cover PageIntroductionOverview of the paperPurpose and importance of the effortBackgroundPersonal background and life history (education, family life, living situations, etc.)Primary work and significant accomplishmentsSummary of his philosophySummary of what he was focused on accomplishing in terms of qualityReviews and highlights of his books, articles, and manuscriptsDetailed description of his key ideas, concepts, and quality approachDescribe what results he achieved personally from their life workSummary of his influence on quality and Total Quality Management (TQM)ConclusionSummarize the key points of your paperReferencesPrintCourse Project: Part 2 ? Kaizen or Balanced Score Card Research Paper (due at the end of Week 5)Objectives |Guidelines |Grading Rubrics |Best PracticesObjectivesBack to TopThis project involves researching and writing a short research paper on your choice of Kaizen or Balanced Score Card. Our text addresses many of the areas in the management and control of quality and provides a great amount of information on a number of different quality concepts. However, the authors give only brief attention to Kaizen and no attention to the performance measurement system known as Balanced Scorecard. Prepare a 600-word paper on one of the following two choices: 1. The history and application of Kaizen to Process Improvement or 2. The history, application, and benefits of the Balanced Score Card as a tool for Performance Measurement. You should not limit your research to online materials. There are an abundance of scholarly books and articles available on these topics. Submit the completed paper to your Dropbox.You will research your choice of these topics and work to determine the impact they have had in the areas of process improvement and performance measurement.The project will require sustained research effort until the paper is submitted. You are encouraged to begin work on the project during Week 4 and be prepared to submit the required project deliverables by the end of Week 5. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the webliography, and a paper template can be found in Doc Sharing.GuidelinesBack to TopThe paper will be a short research paper on your choice of either Kaizen as a process improvement methodology or the Balanced Scorecard method of performance measurement. It will adhere to the grading specifications as described below. The student will submit a paper of at least 600 words, not including title page and references, by the end of class Week 5. The student will use a minimum of three references. All references are to be from academic journals, professional or academic textbooks, authored websites, or standard business publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Not more that 30% of the content will be from direct quotations. The final score will be reduced by one point for each percentage point when the direct quotations are over 30% of the content.NOTE: Wikipedia and unauthored websites are not acceptable sources. Do not use these types of sources, otherwise, you will lose points.The format of the paper should conform to the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for the title page, text, citations, references, and so forth. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the Webliography, and a template for the paper can be found in Doc Sharing. Completed papers will be submitted to your Dropbox as MS Word documents. All graphics will be a part of the Word document and submitted as a file. Documents authored in other applications such as WordPerfect or MS Works will not be accepted.This project is to be accomplished individually and will reflect the work of each student. All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy. Late papers will not be accepted without prior permission.Submit your Kaizen or balanced score card research paper to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page by the end of Week 5. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this Dropbox Tutorial.See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.Grading RubricsBack to TopCategoryPoints%DescriptionContent and Organization3050%Description5All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.IntroductionBackgroundHistoryApplicationsConclusionSources and references5The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive. The paper develops a central theme or idea that is directed toward the appropriate audience.5The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and correctly uses the vocabulary of the theory.5Content addresses key questions:What ideas form the core of these methodologies?What are the implications of these methodologies for the future of TQM?5The paper provides adequate support and/or evidence in support of points and assertions that are made.5The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.Readability and Style1525%Description3Paragraph transitions are present, logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.3The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.3Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.3Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.3Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.Mechanics1525%Description3The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follows APA guidelines for format.3Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.3The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.3Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.3Spelling is correct.Total60100%A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.Best PracticesBack to TopThe following are the best practices in preparing this paper. Sample papers, using APA format, are located in Doc Sharing. Other useful information has also been provided there, including an APA paper template.Cover page: Include the person you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.Introduction: In APA format, the introduction is understood to be the first content of your work, thus, it does NOT require a title.The purpose of an introduction or opening:Introduce the subject and why the subject is important.Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.Establish the tone of the document.Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)Body of your work: Include titles to identify different areas that you address. State the main ideas, major points in each idea, and supporting information. Break down each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division, like separate sections that are labeled, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation.Summary and conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing, but it presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out.Additional hints on preparing the best possible project:Apply a three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete.Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.Complete a first draft, and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.Use visual communication if it will help clarify and support your work. Any material that can be removed and not affect the clarity of your work is essentially filler and should be avoided. Filler distracts from the flow of your work and will most likely cause you to lose points.References: APA formatted references are required for this assignment.Back to Top="color:>Course Project: Part 3 - Fujiyama Electronics Case Study (due at the end of Week 7)Objectives|Guidelines|Grading Rubrics|Best PracticesObjectivesBack to TopThis case study looks at the behavior of a circuit board process through the use of control charts. At least two control charts will need to be constructed, and from them you will be asked to provide an assessment of what you see. A template to facilitate the construction of the control charts has been provided in Doc Sharing. You are not required to use this template, however, it will greatly facilitate the solution.Problem StatementFujiyama Electronics, Inc. has had difficulties with circuit boards purchased from an outside supplier. Unacceptable variability occurs between two drilled holes that are supposed to be 5 cm apart on the circuit boards. Thirty samples of four boards each were taken from shipments from the supplier as shown in the data from the worksheet below. Data in the worksheet below can also be accessed in Doc Sharing in a file named Fujiyama Electronics Sample Data.Fujiyama ElectronicsObservationsSample123414.924.264.944.2924.655.5455.4235.775.264.764.7946.254.885.664.4455.275.416.024.9165.225.385.084.6575.474.684.564.785.714.544.174.8795.245.584.725.41104.425.184.794.73115.144.264.715.48124.925.785.55.05135.793.834.34.78144.924.84.755.59155.685.744.655.2165.434.815.274.96174.796.044.475.18184.435.083.696.43196.355.956.295.89205.034.665.254.46216.326.095.575.91224.35.474.274.34236.074.975.515.02245.114.95.914.66254.55.244.864.35264.914.795.745.03274.654.714.815.32284.75.56.044.3295.875.35.785.07304.414.754.955.11GuidelinesBack to TopThe student will submit the completed case study in a Word document to the Dropbox by the end of class Week 7. The paper is worth 50 points.The student will complete and/or answer the following questions:Calculate X-Bar-Bar, R-Bar, and associated control limits using the data in the table above.Create X-Bar?R (Average & Range) Control Charts from the data in the table above.Discuss notable out-of-control conditions displayed in the completed X-Bar?R (Average & Range) Control Charts. Only consider points outside the control limits. Do not consider runs, set of points within certain zones, and so forth.If the conditions you note could be defined as assignable conditions, and they are removed from the process, then what will happen to the X-Bar?R Control Chart?Remove the data related to the out-of-control points you observed from the original data, and recalculate new X-Bar-Bar, R-Bar, and associated control limits.Create new X-Bar?R (Average & Range) Control Charts from your updated data.Discuss how the two sets of Control Charts are different. What has changed?The format of the case study should conform to the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for the title page and text. Citations and references are not required. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the Webliography, and a paper template can be found in Doc Sharing. The completed case study will be submitted to your Dropbox as an MS Word document. All graphics and charts will be a part of the Word document and submitted as a file. Documents authored in other applications such as WordPerfect or MS Works will not be accepted.This project is to be accomplished individually, and it will reflect the work of each student. All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy. Late papers will not be accepted without prior permission.Submit your Fujiyama Case Study paper to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page by the end of Week 7. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this Dropbox Tutorial.See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.Grading RubricsBack to TopCategoryPoints%DescriptionFirst Control Chart2040%Description5All calculations are correct.5X-Bar & R charts are presented and correct.10All conditions of importance are discussed.Second Control Chart2040%Description5All calculations are correct.5X-Bar & R charts are presented and correct.10Differences between the two sets of control charts are thoroughly discussed.Mechanics1020%Description2The paper, including the title page, follows APA guidelines for format. (References and citations are not required.)2Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.2The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.2Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.2Spelling is correct.Total50100%A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.Best PracticesBack to TopThe following are the best practices in preparing this paper. Sample papers, using the APA format, are located in Doc Sharing. Other useful information has also been provided there, including an APA paper template.Cover page: Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.Body of your work: Use titles to identify different areas that you address. State the main ideas, major points in each idea, and supporting information. Break down each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division, like separate sections that are labeled, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation.Summary and conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing, but it presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your work. Minor details are left out. Additional hints on preparing the best possible project: Apply a three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete.Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.Complete a first draft, and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.Use visual communication if it will help clarify and support your work. Any material that can be removed and not affect the clarity of your work is essentially filler and should be avoided. Filler distracts from the flow of your work and will most likely cause you to lose points.References: APA formatted references are required for this assignment.

 

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