IE 463: Part I Module I Assignment
Question 1.1: Why is it difficult to define quality?
Quality is difficult to define because it has so many different dimensions Different
cultures and different consumers value different things as quality products. Whats
Case Study 2
IE 463/663 Fall 2012
Part 2 Case Study 2
Question set 1
Answer the following questions:
o Question 1, 2, 3, and 4
o Answer 1 out of questions: (5-7).
Due: October 24, 2012 (5:00 pm EDT)
The assignment must be submitted to t
Part 1 Module 1 Case Study 1 Question 2
2.1 What is the main objective of the paper in your own words?
The main objective of this paper was to inform people about the relationship
between output variability and labor performance, and which o
Part 1 Module 1 Case Study 1 Question 1
The article An exploration of the synergies between Six Sigma, total quality
management, lean construction, and sustainable construction by J. Ferng and A.D.F.
Price gave valuable insight into the goals of each of t
Part 4 Assignment 6
1.1 The three main commonalities I noticed between the lecture notes on the SWOT
analysis and the article ISO 9000 and the US Construction Industry were the
weaknesses listed (more paper work, higher overhead cost) and the threa
Part 3 Module 2 Assignment 5
Design Engineers Material Specifications
Specifications in a list
Request For a Quote (RFO) Vendors on Approved List
Part 3 Module 1 Assignment 4
1. Explain briefly what Koskela and Howell (2002) mean by a transformation view.
Koskela and Howell were big contributors to the theory of a transformation view,
which has an economic origin. Transformation view is
IE 463 Part 2 Module 3 Assignment 3
1. Capital projects are quite different from typical manufacturing processes, where some
of the procedures and operations are less repetitive than in the manufacturing
environment. Identify possible practical difficulti
These tools are important to decision making because they help with many things,
including communication, visualization, root cause analysis, reducing waste, and more.
There are seven important quality tools. Flow charts provide a visualization
Part 3 Case Study 3
1. If my company told me I could only keep three personal items of all the ones
dotted red in this photograph, I would choose a coffee mug, wireless transmitter,
and the wall containers. These items seem the most necessary to co