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PJM440 Critical Thinking Simulation and Essay

Please conduct the simulations in the hyper ink provided.

I will give access with both a user name and password once a tutor has been chosen.

Although the essay is a summary of the simulation the professor is looking for references to the required reading as well.

Hence, the requirements at the bottom are paramount.

Required

Recommended

References

American Society for Quality (ASQ). (2018a). What is quality function deployment (QFD)? Retrieved from http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/qfd-quality-fun…

American Society for Quality (ASQ). (2018b). Seven new management and planning tools. Retrieved from http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/new-management-…

Goetsch, D. L., & Davis, S. D. (2016). Quality management for organizational excellence: Introduction to total quality (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Tague, N. (2004). The quality toolbox (2nd ed.). Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press.

Module 5: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Assignment (90 Points)

Important! Read First

Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

Option #1: Challenge 1 and 2

Run the simulation (Links to an external site.) titled “Operations Management Simulation: Quality Analytics”. Run through at least challenges 1 and 2 (although you can run all 4 challenges to maximize your learning) and answer the following questions:

1. How did you determine when to stop the process to make adjustments?
2. How did you know whether machine recalibration or labor substitution would be best?
3. If no adjustments were made, what is the cost of quality?
4. Should operators use their judgment as to when to stop a process for adjustment?
5. Can the process be adjusted too often?

Submission:

· Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and reference pages and any appendices you may wish to include) detailing and compiling the specifics to items 1-5 above.
· Support your paper with a minimum of three current (published in the most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library, in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to use.
· Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
· Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to properly organize your writing and after the title on page 2, include an introduction with a thesis and mapping for your paper; headings/subheadings for the body of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a conclusion; list of references; and any appendices.

Option #2: Challenge 1, 2, and 3

Run the simulation (Links to an external site.) titled “Operations Management Simulation: Quality Analytics”. Run through at least challenges 1, 2 and 3(although you can run all 4 challenges to maximize your learning) and answer the following questions:

1. What were the process capability indices for the four companies?
2. How did you determine the process mean?
3. Is it good or bad if the control limits are within the specification limits? Or outside the specification limits? Explain.
4. How are specification limits determined? Is this good or bad? Explain.

Submission:

· Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and reference pages and any appendices you may wish to include) detailing and compiling the specifics to items 1-4 above.
· Support your paper with a minimum of three current (published in the most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library, in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to use.
· Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
· Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to properly organize your writing and after the title on page 2, include an introduction with a thesis and mapping for your paper; headings/subheadings for the body of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a conclusion; list of references; and any appendices.

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