QSO 455 Module Two Short Paper Rubric Overview: After going through the resources for this module, you should have a good grasp of the importance of supply chain quality management, including using metrics to measure the supply chain’s performance and understanding benchmarking. Based on this understanding, you will now develop a one-page paper explaining the benefits of benchmarking. Choose one of the types of benchmarking to develop your paper:  Process – (Most common)  Financial  Performance  Product  Strategic  Functional Be sure to include:  Select a single type of benchmarking for your paper  Your observations of the best-in-class benchmarking metrics utilized by major companies  Discussion of processes you would use to benchmark a company  What steps would you take to implement and execute your choice of benchmarks? This assignment will deepen your understanding of benchmarking and help you explore ways it can be implemented in a real-world situation. Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a one-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value Specific Benchmark Selected The theme of a single type of benchmarking is carried throughout the entire paper The theme of a single type of benchmarking is evident but not consistent throughout the entire paper The theme of a single type of benchmarking is not carried throughout the entire paper 25 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Includes thoughtful observations of the company’s best-in-class metrics Includes only general observations of the company’s best-in-class metrics Does not include observations of the company’s best-in-class metrics 25 Processes You Would Use Includes thoughtful, organized discussion of ideas for benchmarking a company Includes concise discussion of ideas for benchmarking a company but lacks depth and/or organization Does not discuss ideas for benchmarking a company 20 Implementation and Execution Includes clear and organized explanation of steps to implement and execute benchmarks Explanation of steps to implement and execute benchmarks lacks clarity or organization No explanation of implementation and execution of benchmarks 25 Writing Mechanics Submission remains in the formal third person and has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization Submission mostly remains in the formal third person, but has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Submission frequently employs the first or second person and has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas 5 Earned Total 100% ~~~For this or similar assignment papers~~~