Writing Requirements:

In this final deliverable, students will demonstrate an understanding of the problem and fully develop all required elements of the memorandum for this writing assignment. Refer back to the Business Memorandum Guidelines found in the reading part of this assignment to find the formatting of the memorandum, the elements required, and the content to be included. Review and revise your pre-writing document using the input from your classmate to assist your own revision process. Be sure to edit the document for grammar and spelling prior to turning it in. For convenient reference, the assignment is included below.

Step 1: Review Peer Review Feedback and Integrate Your RevisionsWriting Assignment 2 Reading #GEA 2

Give careful consideration to all of the feedback provided by your peers. Determine which feedback you believe suggests improvements that you can make to your document and make the needed revisions to your document. As this is your work, you may decide you disagree with some comments or agree with the comment but not the recommended action; you do not need to implement suggestions you disagree with.

Step 2: Return to the Memorandum Guide and Complete Missing Elements of Your Memorandum

The work you did in the pre-writing assignment did not produce the complete memorandum. That assignment was designed to get you thinking about important elements of the assignment, without having to produce the entire document. You will take what you started and have revised and with the use of the Business Memorandum Guidelines, you will complete all elements of the memorandum being careful to remember who you are writing to.

Problem Description:

You are a line manager in Superior Car Part’s Ellisville manufacturing facility. The company produces automotive parts, and you have responsibility for the line producing steel shafts for the gearbox manufactured in the Ellisville Plant. The acceptable dimension of the shaft is 2.5±0.05 inches in diameter with the most desirable product having a diameter of exactly 2.5 inches. The current equipment is approaching the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Two vendors are trying to sell your company, Superior Car Parts Incorporated, their machines for the shaft-machining task. You have been asked to assess the machines from each vendor, and to make a recommendation for a machine vendor supported by a justification for your decision.

You asked both vendors to supply data on the machining accuracy of their machines for the given task. Both vendors machined 100 shafts, collected data, plotted histograms, fitted the histograms with normal distributions and supplied you with their findings.

Let X= diameter in inches of the gearbox shaft

Abano Machines Inc.: X has a normal distribution with a mean of 2.49 and a standard deviation of 0.030

Li Equipment Corp.: X has a normal distribution with a mean of 2.53 and a standard deviation of 0.015

Audience: You are creating this document for the company’s Chief Operating Officer, (Links to an external site.) Lena George, and copying the Chief Financial Officer (Links to an external site.), Amita Kohli. Documents involved in major financial decisions like this may also be distributed by the addressees to other executives and the corporate board members.

Rubric

P&S Writing Assignment 2.4 2019F

P&S Writing Assignment 2.4 2019F

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMemorandum header is completedThe layout and content follow Document/Memorandum header instructions in “How to Write a Business Memorandum”

3.0 pts

The memorandum header is complete

2.5 pts

The memorandum header is weak in one area

The Memorandum header is weak or incorrect in one element

2.0 pts

The memorandum header is very poorly done or missing

The Memorandum header is missing multiple elements, is substantially incomplete or incorrect,

0.0 pts

The memorandum header is missing

The memorandum header is weak in one area by otherwise well done.

3.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary is included and completeThe Summary is included following the requirements in “How to Write a Business Memorandum” . The summary is clear, complete and consice.

4.0 pts

The summary is well done

The summary is complete, clear and concise

3.3 pts

The summary is weak in a part

The summary is weak in a part but otherwise well done.

2.6 pts

The summary is missing or extremely poorly done

0.0 pts

The summary is poorly done

The summary is missing multiple elements and/or is poorly written and/or unclear

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis section is includedAn analysis section is included following the guidance in “How to Write a Business Memorandum”. The section is clear, complete and concise. (It is NOT a step-by-step presentation of the calculations.)

6.0 pts

The analysis is well done

The analysis is complete, clear, and concise.

5.0 pts

The analysis section is weak in a part

The analysis is weak in one part but otherwise well done.

4.0 pts

The analysis section is poorly done

The analysis is incomplete and/or unclear

0.0 pts

The analysis section is missing or not completed in plain language

The analysis section is missing or does not provide a plan language description, instead just walks through the calculations.

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGraphics are included to support the case you are makingGraphics are included to support the case you are making
The graphic(s) included must support your recommendation by making points more clearly than can be made in writing alone. They are clearly labeled including a figure or table label and number with a title that is located correctly. (review readings if needed)

3.0 pts

Graphic(s) is/are well done

Graphic(s) enhance the memorandum message, are clear, with all elements identified, accurately presented, and have a figure or table label with a number and title that is located correctly.

2.5 pts

Graphic(s) is/are weak in a part

raphic(s) is/are weak in one part but otherwise well done.

2.0 pts

The graphic(s) is/are poorly done

The graphics are unclear and/or unlabeled and do not enhance the memorandum clarity

0.0 pts

Graphics are missing

3.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe Additional Considerations section is includedThe additional Consideration section is included and well done.

4.0 pts

The additional considerations section is included

The additional considerations section is included, well thought out and well written.

3.3 pts

The additional considerations section is weak in one area

The additional consideration section is weak in one area by otherwise well done.

2.6 pts

The additional considerations section is poorly done

The additional considerations section is missing multiple elements or is substantially incomplete or incorrect

0.0 pts

The additional considerations section is missing

The additional considerations section is missing

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe Additional Considerations section is exceptionally well thought out addressing a broad range of important business considerationsFor a student completing this section exceptionally well up to 2 additional points may be given

0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion is includedA conclusion is included that meets the requirements in “How to Write a Business Memorandum”. Additionally, the conclusion is clear, complete, and concise.

4.0 pts

Conclusion is well done

The conclusion is s complete, clear, and concise.

3.3 pts

Conclusion is weak in one part

The conclusion is weak in one area but otherwise well done.

2.6 pts

The conclusion is poorly done

The conclusion is incomplete, confusing or wordy

0.0 pts

Conclusion is missing or very poorly done

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAppendix is includedAn appendix is included that presents your calculations (typewritten). The Statistical approach is and the outcome are correct.

2.0 pts

Appendix is included with the full calculations

1.5 pts

The Appendix is included but has an error

The appendix is included but is missing an element.

0.0 pts

The Appendix is missing

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe assignment does not address the correct problem (minus 1 point)

0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

Problem is not addressed – minus 1 point

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe correct audience was not addressed (minus 1 point)

0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

The correct audience was not addressed (minus 1 point)

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe Appendix included uses the statistical calculations using the correct approach and getting the correct answer

4.0 pts

Full Marks

3.7 pts

The Appendix includes a statistical calculation that uses the correct approach but has a minor calculation error

2.5 pts

The statistical approach is wrong or the calculations are wrong

0.0 pts

No statistical calculation was included

4.0 pts

Total Points: 30.0

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