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School of the Built Environment
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
Lean Organisational Management
Submission Deadline: 01 March 2015 16:00hrs
This assessment contributes 40% of the marks for the above module
“Lean production…is ‘lean’ because it uses less of everything compared with mass production – half the human effort in the factory, half the manufacturing space, half the investment in tools, half the engineering hours to develop a new product in half the time.”
(Womack, Jones and Ross, 1990, p13)
Select a practical example of lean construction and demonstrate how it can be applied in the construction industry. Analyse the potential cost and time savings that may be achieved utilising this example.
Marks will be awarded for the following:
d. An essay that is grammatically correct and shows good use of English and is logical in its format and correctly referenced Harvard style.
Please note the following:
2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should have a cover sheet identifying the module, the date and the student’s name and roll number. In addition to the in-text citations, all submissions shall have a reference list (and an optional bibliography), listing the sources used in the preparation of the report. The School has adopted the Harvard system (APA 6th) as standard.
Approximately 2500 words essay excluding references/bibliography and cover sheet.
This assignment MUST be submitted electronically through Turnitin®
Further information and support for students using Turnitin can be found here:
3. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Marks will be awarded for the following: Item
An essay that is grammatically correct and shows good use of 15% English and is logical in its format
Depth of understanding of relevant theory and identification of key 40% issues in relation to lean construction
Ability to research, analyse and précis the literature in respect of the 35% potential savings
Correct use of Harvard referencing 10%
At Undergraduate Level 4, 5 and 6 the following marking scale shall be used:
Outstanding Excellent Very good Good
Adequate Unsatisfactory Poor
Very poor Extremely poor
LEARNING OUTCOMES ADDRESSED
90% – 100% 80% – 89% 70% – 79% 60% – 69% 50% – 59% 40% – 49% 30% – 39% 20% – 29% 10% – 19%
0% – 9%
Knowledge and Understanding
II. PROVISIONAL NATURE OF MARKS & GRADES
All marks and grades issued to students are provisional until ratified by examination boards.
III. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions made after 16:00hrs on the fourth working day following submission will be deemed inadmissible and recorded as a non-submission.
IV. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
If the submission document file up-loaded to Blackboard is corrupt and cannot be viewed – This is classed as a NON submission. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their submission material can be opened by others.
To ensure your submission can be opened please follow this simple step:
Go back to the submission area and the blue button that was labelled Submit will now be a button labelled View – select this button and what you see upon doing so will be the file/format that your Lecturer can see. If you can open and view the document then so can the lecturer.
V. PENALTIES FOR LATE SUBMISSION
Where coursework is submitted late, the following penalties shall be applied to the mark:
(a) if the work is no more than four working days late, then five marks shall be deducted for each working day (08:30-16:00 Mon- Thursday or part thereof) , but if the work would otherwise pass then the mark for the work shall be reduced to no lower than the pass mark for the component
(b) if the work is no more than four working days late and marked and the mark is lower than the pass mark, then no penalty shall be applied;
(c) if the work is more than four working days late then it cannot be submitted and shall be recorded as a non-submission (NS).
VI. ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
The University takes a serious view of all acts of academic misconduct. Such acts are considered dishonest and as attempts to gain unfair advantage. Acts of
academic misconduct can take many forms. They are likely to fall into one or more of the following categories:
member of staff which is intended to give an unfair advantage in an assessment exercise.
VII. Particular care should be taken in respect of the following:
a) Getting help from others / helping others
Students are encouraged to discuss and share ideas and information, however those who knowingly assist others to commit academic misconduct whether or not for payment (e.g. by giving another student the opportunity to copy part or all of a piece of work, by providing copies of assessments or by providing bespoke assignments to another student) will be subject to the same penalties as those who use unfair means. Students must ensure that they protect their own work, submit it themselves and do not allow other students to use their memory stick and/or print off work on their behalf.
b) Use of Readers/Note Takers
Students with special learning requirements who require the services of readers or note takers are advised to use appropriately trained individuals. Further advice can be obtained from the Disability Service Team within Student Life Directorate. http://www.advice.salford.ac.uk/disability
Students using work which has been produced by other people within an assignment will need to ensure that they acknowledge or reference the source of the work. Students should check with their Schools for particular requirements. Marks may be deducted for poor referencing. If poor referencing is extensive throughout a piece of work it could appear that the student is trying to claim credit for the work and he/she may be deemed to have committed plagiarism. Guidance on good referencing practice is available from Schools or may be provided through research training programmes, the Study Skills Programme located in Student Life and on-line guidance provided by Information & Learning Services. Some useful resources are: http://www.advice.salford.ac.uk/
If satisfied that unfair means has occurred, a penalty will be imposed on the student. Penalties vary depending on whether the matter is referred to the School Academic Misconduct Panel or the University Disciplinary Committee and on the particular circumstances. A range of penalties may be imposed including:
– A penalty of 0% for the module affected by unfair means and the marks of all other modules at that academic level being capped at the pass mark (40% for undergraduates, 50% for post graduates).
In the most severe cases, where there are aggravating factors (e.g. that this is a repeated case of the use of unfair means by a student at an advanced stage in their studies), a student found guilty of using unfair means may be permanently expelled from the University.
Further details of the Academic Misconduct procedure are available from:
Before submitting your assessment; ask yourself the following questions, just to be sure you’ve met all the requirements: