Design and production of a DEVICE
Design and production of a DEVICE
As the topic of your assignment, you have chose one of the following options:
i) Design and production of a DEVICE (e.g. household devices, electronic devices, clothing and
shoes, transportation equipment, etc.),
ii) Design and provision of a SERVICE (e.g. travelling, education, hospitality, health care, etc.) or
iii) Design and completion of a WORK (e.g. constructing a house, bridge or road, etc.)
There is NO preference put on any topic. It is entirely up to you.
Part 1: Introduction (2 marks)
Write an introduction about your product or service including its key functions and characteristics.
Part 2: Customer Satisfaction (9 marks)
2.1. Identify at least 10 stakeholders for your product or service and minimum 2 expectations from
each stakeholder towards the company regarding their product or service (approx. half page)
2.2. Describe briefly at least 5 methods which can be used for capturing customer needs. (1-3
2.3. Apply one of the methods identified above and using the Kano analysis capture at least 25
customer needs (10 WANTs, 10 MUSTs, and 5 DESIRABLEs). You must demonstrate how you
have identified those customer needs. You must include the actual data and information which
doesn’t need to be real data (it can be fictitious data). If you use other sources, make sure you do
not breach the plagirism rules. (1-3 pages)
Part 3: Design Requirements (8 marks)
3.1. Translate all the 25 customer needs identified in the previous section into minimum 10 design
requirements by using the QFD form posted on subject website at UTSOnline. (1 page)
3.2. Pick the 5 highest scoring design requirements from the previous section (QFD form) and carry
out a risk analysis using the FMEA posted on subject website at UTSOnline. (1 page)
Part 4: Supplier Selection and Evaluation (6 marks)
4.1. Identify at least 10 major components, parts or sections of your product or service. (approx. 1
4.2. Select one of the components, parts or sections identified above and list at least 10 criteria that
could be used for selection of suppliers of that component, part or section. (approx. 1 page).
4.3. Using the previously identified 10 criteria develop a complete supplier selection system. Apply
this system to 3 suppliers using made-up data (1-2 pages).
4.4. Write a report on the outcome of suppler selection process and provide an explanation for your
choice. (approx. 1 page).
Part 5: Statistical Process Control (9 marks)
5.1. Identify at least 10 processes that could be used to produce your product or to provide your
service. (approx. 1 page)
5.2. Describe briefly at least 5 statistical control charts that could be used for process monitoring.
5.3. Make up a set of data (categorical or measurement data) collected over 15 units of time or
batch intervals. Use the appropriate formulae and compute all the necessary calculations (e.g. CL,
UCL, LCL, etc.). Plot the complete chart and provide a brief interpretation of findings. (2-3 pages)
Part 6: Continuous Improvement (6 marks)
6.1. Identify 5 problems that could occur during the use of your product or service and list 7 tools
that could be used for problem solving. (approx. half page)
6.2. Select 1 of the 5 problems and apply at least 4 of the 7 tools identified above to rectify that
problem. (2-3 pages)