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CA 02: Benchmarking Due:

our team issue is about vehicle safety all information are in the file
CA 02: Benchmarking Due: 1/24/2013 This competency assignment is due at the start of class on Thursday, 1/24/2013. This is an individual (not a group) assignment. Successful completion of this assignment gives you opportunity to demonstrate the following competency toward your class grade. Your submission for this assignment must be typed and must be submitted as a hard copy. Handwritten or emailed assignments will be not be evaluated for course credit (but can still be graded for learning purposes). Benchmarking: Benchmark existing solutions that meet the customer’s need. Be specific (e.g., give us data, specs, on what’s already there). For this competency assignment, you will be tasked with finding out what already exists to address the problem your team has identified for the Improving Transportation project. Specifically, you will need to research and provide a written summary of your findings, including the following: 1. Your name, your class section (instructor name + class meeting time), and your team’s name 2. A brief description of the transportation issue your team is addressing in your EGR 102 project (a sentence or two is OK for this) 3. A brief description of your team’s target user group. Who are you designing the solution for? (a sentence or two is OK for this). 4. A description of at least five solutions available for purchase that address some aspect of the transportation issue you described for part 2. For each of the five items , give the following: a. A description of the item (including a photo if possible). b. What aspect of your team’s chosen transportation issue does the solution address? c. How much does the solution cost? Where can it be purchased? d. Who is the target user of the product? e. What is it made out of? f. What is the (can be approximate) size of the item? g. Stated limitations of the item’s use (if there are any) – e.g., temperature or weight restrictions. h. At least one other relevant piece of information about the item (e.g., what size is it? how was it manufactured? what are the safety issues associated with it? has there been testing done on the product? ) i. The source(s) of your information (URL(s), for example) 5. A statement about what is missing from the products you identified products that your team’s solution can address. Why is your solution going to be better? How is it going to address a need that’s not already being met? (a paragraph or two for this one)
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