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1 Lecturer Name:Finbarr SheehySubject:Level 9 Operational Excellence and the Science of InnovationAssignment TitlePart 2 – Lean Assignment (50% of overall module)OverviewIn this assignment, you will identify a business enterprise that you are familiar with and develop a detailed valuestream map of a specific product line for that business. This business does not need to be in the life sciencesector but must have customers, suppliers and an internal process to make the products or provide the service.You will identify two areas of value and non-value, citing typical measures that are appropriate for that business.You will then identify potential lean six sigma tools and solutions that will optimise the process. Extensive use ofLean, Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma tools will demonstrate your knowledge and application of the learningoutcomes.Finally, you will reconsider the value stream based on the recent pandemic and associated issues. You willrecommend a more agile value stream that could address any future disruptions, due to pandemics, materialsshortage, loss of facilities, lack of access to facilities or people. Assignment Details PercentageIn Excel, construct a Value Stream Map of a business process. This process can beof your own choosing but must outline the following items,In a separate Word document, describe the value stream, starting with the customer anddescribe the process outlined in the Value Stream Map – Approx. 1-2 pages.20% ❑ Details of the Customers❑ Details of the Customer Requirements – Quantities, Frequencies,Deliveries❑ Demands defined of the Suppliers❑ An outline of the internal process flow❑ For each process step outline some critical parameters, examples couldinclude duration, inventory, yield, wastage, resources, etc.❑ Details of Customer deliveries (quantities, delivery frequency, etc.) 2 ❑ Identify some potential improvements in the Value Stream based on yourobservations. These improvements can relate to the lean wastes or processinstabilities or errors. Provide some evidence that supports your reason forimprovement. This evidence can be estimated data, observations, blockages,delays, excess inventory, etc.20%❑ Pick two areas you identified for improvement and suggest how improvements tothese processes could be implemented using the lean and six sigma tools, such as5S, SMED, Kanban, error proofing, TRIZ or otherwise. The use of process mapping,layout maps, visual management and other lean tools would also be important todescribe the process before and after the improvement.40% – (2 X 22%)❑ Discuss how the current high level Value Stream map has been impacted by theCOVID-19 situation. Identify suggestions that should be made to the value streamto ensure any potential future scenarios could be mitigated against. Do not limityour suggestions to the use of signage, social distancing and wearing of mask.Examine the bigger value stream.20%Word/Pagecount:Overall Assignment is 5 to – 10pagesTotal %:50% of marks for the overall assessmentSubmissiondetails:Submit softcopy of assignment on Moodle. Assignment can be submitted as a single document oras multiple documents.AdditionalInformation:Marks Awarded for under the following headings:Clarity of the ValueStream Map (VSM)Clarity on potentialimprovementsClarity onapplication of LeanTools and MethodsClarity on theimpact of COVID-19 on the VSM20 20 50 10 Grading Scheme for the Assignment3 CriteriaDescriptorClarity of the Value StreamMap (VSM)Clarity on potentialimprovementsClarity on applicationof Lean Tools andMethodsClarity on theimpact of COVID-19on the VSMWeighting tototal 1002020501080-100Exceptional clarity in theexplanation of theproposed value stream.The VSM is wellconstructed and describedin a language that isunderstood. The VSM hasexceptional detail in termsof it components –customer, product /service, process steps,measurements andsymbols. Extensiveevidence of reading of topquality sources.Exceptional clarity inthe explanation ofpotential improvementsin the VSM. Theimprovements arerelevant and describedin a language that isunderstood. Thebenefits of suchimprovements are welldocumented and wellresearched.Great clarity in theexplanation of howthe lean and sixsigma tools toolscould be utilised tomake improvementsin the VSM.An extensive rangeof tools are identifiedand explained indetail.Exceptional clarityon the impact ofCOVID-19 on theoverall valuestream and theindividualprocesses.Exceptionalsuggestionsprovided that arespecific to thisparticular VSM.70-79Very good clarity in theexplanation of theproposed value stream.The VSM is wellconstructed and describedin a language that isunderstood. The VSM hasvery good detail in terms ofit components – customer,product/service, processsteps, measurements andsymbols. Very goodevidence of reading of topquality sources.Very good clarity in theexplanation of potentialimprovements in theVSM. The improvementsare relevant anddescribed in a languagethat is understood. Thebenefits of suchimprovements are welldocumented and wellresearched.Very good clarity inthe explanation ofhow the lean and sixsigma tools could beutilised to makeimprovements in theVSM.A range of tools areidentified andexplained in detail.Very good clarityon the impact ofCOVID-19 on theoverall valuestream and theindividualprocesses. Verygood suggestionsprovided that arespecific to thisparticular VSM.60-69Good clarity in theexplanation of theproposed value stream.The VSM is wellconstructed and describedin a language that isunderstood. The VSM hasvery good detail in terms ofit components – customer,product/service, processsteps, measurements andsymbols. Very goodevidence of reading of topquality sources.Good clarity in theexplanation of potentialimprovements in theVSM. The improvementsare relevant anddescribed in a languagethat is understood. Thebenefits of suchimprovements are welldocumented and wellresearched.Good clarity in theexplanation of howthe lean and sixsigma tools could beutilised to makeimprovements in theVSM.A range of tools areidentified andexplained in detail.Good clarity on theimpact of COVID-19 on the overallvalue stream andthe individualprocesses. Somegood specific aswell as somegenericsuggestionsprovided.51-59The explanation of VSM isclear but needs someinterpretation andsimplification. Someelements of ‘cut and paste’evident in the explanation.The model is referencedfrom sources, some ofwhich are considered ofgood quality.The explanation of thepotential improvementsis clear but needs someinterpretation andsimplification. Someelements of ‘cut andpaste’ evident in theexplanation. Thebenefits of suchimprovements are wellreferenced from somelimited sources.Reasonable clarity inthe explanation ofhow the lean and sixsigma tools could beutilised to makeimprovements in theVSM. A limited rangeof tools arereferenced andexplained.Reasonable clarityon the impact ofCOVID-19 on theoverall valuestream and theindividualprocesses. Somegenericsuggestionsprovided. 4 CriteriaDescriptorClarity of the Value StreamMap (VSM)Clarity on potentialimprovementsClarity on applicationof Lean Tools andMethodsClarity on theimpact of COVID-19on the VSMWeighting tototal 1002020501040-50The explanation of VSM isprovided but needs someinterpretation. Strongelements of ‘cut and paste’evident in the explanation.The VSM is referencedfrom limited sources, someof which are considered ofreasonable quality.The explanation of thepotential improvementsprovided but needssome interpretation.Strong elements of ‘cutand paste’ evident in theexplanation. Thebenefits are referencedfrom limited sources,some of which areconsidered ofreasonable quality.Adequate clarity inthe explanation ofhow the lean and sixsigma tools could beutilised to makeimprovements in theVSM. A very limitedrange of tools arereferenced andexplained.Adequate clarityon the impact ofCOVID-19 on theoverall valuestream and theindividualprocesses.Genericsuggestionsprovided onpossible solutions.31-39The explanation of VSM ispoorly provided.Significant elements of ‘cutand paste’ evident in theexplanation.The model is referencedfrom extremely limitedand/or unknown sources,blogs articles, Wikipedia,etc.The explanation of thepotential improvementsis poorly provided.Significant elements of‘cut and paste’ evidentin the explanation. Theelements are referencedfrom extremely limitedand/or unknownsources, blogs articles,Wikipedia, etc.Poor clarity in theexplanation of howthe lean and sixsigma tools could beutilised to makeimprovements in theVSM. Very limitedrange of tools arereferenced andexplained.Poor clarity on theimpact of COVID-19 on the overallvalue stream andthe individualprocesses. Verylimitedsuggestions,mostly of a genericnature provided onpossible solutions.0-30The explanation of VSM isunclear with no evidence ofresearch and explanation.Significant evidence of ‘cutand paste’ in theexplanation. A significantlack of references of qualityor relevance.The explanation of thepotential improvementsis very poorly provided.Significant elements of‘cut and paste’ evidentin the explanation. Theelements are referencedfrom extremely limitedand/or unknownsources, blogs articles,Wikipedia, etc.Very poor clarity inthe explanation ofhow the lean and sixsigma tools could beutilised to makeimprovements in theVSM. Very limitedrange of tools arereferenced andexplained.Very some clarityon the impact ofCOVID-19 on theoverall valuestream and theindividualprocesses. Eitherno suggestions orvery limitedunrelatedsuggestionsprovided onpossible solutions. Academic MisconductSee Griffith College Policies & Procedures (Section 5 As defined in QAE J6 Academic Misconduct Procedure:Plagiarism: Plagiarism includes copying or incorporating material derived from pre-existing work(published or unpublished) without the permission of the originator or without an established form ofacknowledgement. It includes verbatim quotation, paraphrasing, imitation or other devices, which givethe impression of being a learner’s original work. It also includes the exploitation of ideas from otherswithout proper acknowledgement, which mostly occurs in research, project work or assignmentsThis allegation, if found to be true, represents a case of Major Academic Misconduct under Griffith CollegeRules.As per the procedure, the penalty for Minor Academic Misconduct, which has taken place for the first time: Thelearner is given zero in that element of the coursework that was proved to have resulted from academicmisconduct. The learner must resubmit only that element of the coursework in which academic misconduct wasdetected. The result in that element of coursework shall be capped at 40%. If the learner does not resubmit theelement within the prescribed timeframe, he / she shall receive a fail result for the entire piece of coursework. Arecord of the offence will be held internally.Examples of plagiarism in this assignment could include, but are not limited to,• Submitting a value stream / improvements that are not entirely your own work. The value stream mustbe constructed by you.• Submitting screenshots only of value stream or improvements that cannot be edited if requested to doso.• Submitting a value stream that is constructed from more than one existing value stream.• Submitting a value stream / improvements from another student/work colleague.• Submitting a value stream which is part of a work initiative or project from your place of work or otherbusiness – corporate plagiarism.• Submitting a reference list that is not of your own making – copying an existing reference list fromanother source.

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