In this assignment, you will be assessed based on the following outcome:
MT435-1: Examine the business concepts of quality management and lean systems.
In the modern world, businesses and individuals need to optimize their efforts to gain effectiveness and
efficiency. Also, concepts of sustainability, continuous improvement, and processes that ensure
increased value are considered to track operations management towards success.
Many of the terms of quality management and lean systems come from Japanese culture and
language, due to Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s research occurring in Japan. Deming is often referred to as
The Father of Quality due to his foundational role in the establishment of Quality Management.
In this assignment, you will compose and informative essay in a minimum of 3-full pages in which you
specifically address the parts listed below. Make sure to include separate title and references pages,
use standard paragraph structure, double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and follow all
other current APA style guidelines. Conduct research from credible peer-reviewed sources, the Library,
and your textbook to support your responses.
Part 1: Examine the business concepts of quality management and lean systems provided below:
1. Dimensions of Quality
2. Cost of Quality
3. Six Sigma
5. Quality tools
2. Lean Production
Part 2: Select one concept from each of the lists above and compose your paper to include:
● One aspect of quality management
● One aspect of lean systems
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Part 3: Close your paper with the following observations from your research:
The importance of Deming’s research to the foundation of quality, and what you could do now, to
implement the concepts you selected, to your own life and work.
SCM Standard Requirements
● This assignment should be a separate MS Word document, preferably in the most current
● .docx file format.
● In addition to the current APA style title page and reference page; ensure your paper covers
the assigned topics, with a focus on quality. The following items provide additional guidance
as to writing expectations.
● Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts,
topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly
organized, logical, and focused.
● It must be written in Standard English; demonstrating exceptional content, organization,
style, grammar, and mechanics.
● Your paper should provide a clearly established sustained viewpoint and purpose.
● Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified; as well as original and insightful.
● Ensure your paper uses current APA style for content, with properly indented paragraphs, and a
minimum of 3-full pages covering the assigned topics to appropriate depth.
● A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in
current APA style. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for credible research.
● Ensure you have at a minimum three quality references supporting your work: defining words,
or using dictionaries, wikis, or encyclopedias, does not count as a quality reference, or meet
university standards for credible online research.
● Be sure to cite in-text citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and
content should follow proper APA style. Review the current APA style found at the Writing
Center. (The Writing Center can be accessed in Academic Tools. Select APA Central, then on
“Write” at the bottom of the page.) (It should include a title page, double-spaced, in Times New
Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors,
and correct references on the references page.)
*Please note: Professors do have academic freedom to modify assignments and requirements to
mitigate against cheating and plagiarism, and help with student learning.
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Compose your paper in a Word document and save it in a location that includes your name and the title.
Submit your paper to the Unit 2 Assignment Dropbox.
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MT435 Unit 2 Assignment: Quality Management and Lean Systems
Content (50%) 30 pts. (3-full pages of content)
Select one Quality Management concept (select one of the five items listed)
and discuss its implications to include the findings of your study and
Select one Lean Systems concept (select one of the five items listed) and
discuss its implications to include the findings of your study and research.
Make observations related to the importance of Deming’s research to the
foundation of quality, and what you could do now, to implement the
concepts you selected, to your own life and work.
Analysis (30%) 18 pts.
Work demonstrates synthesis of concepts, research, and experience. 6
Work demonstrates the student’s ability to tie relevant information to real
Analysis exceeds basic comprehension to demonstrate higher order
Writing (20%) 12 pts.
Correct use of APA 6th edition format, all sources used to support the
paper are referenced, and three references minimum (no wikis,
dictionaries, or encyclopedias).
Sentences are clear, concise, and direct; tone is appropriate. 4
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. 4