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Tell us about a time where you had to modify Key Performance Indicators to better illustrate underlying performance.

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I had some start-up experience, so my answer was fairly straightforward and related to moving from achieving start-up goals to measuring process performance.

This is directly pasted from the first sheet of the "Data Challenge" Questions This exercise is aimed at understanding your thought process and organizational skills. Please return this speadsheet and any supporting information within 24hrs answering the following questions: 1. Assemble a detailed tooling bring up plan for Parts A, B & C including the timing of deliverables from the Global Commodity Manager, Demand Planning, Supplier and Engineering teams for each tool. 2. Recommend an Executive level One slide summary that answers: a. Are there enough tools to support Desired Peak Production Capacity? b. Can we meet the requested Ramp qty within the requested schedule? 3. Please create one powerpoint slide for a March 8 exectutive weekly update showing the tooling plan and actual progress against your plan. You will need to create realistic actual execution data. a. The benchmark should be the Tooling Plan recommended in question 1. b. Please focus on summarizing Plan vs. Actual performance. c. Please show 3 instances where the tooling bring up schedule sliped and the recovery or future recovery plan. Project Background A company is planning to launch a new product. Multiple tier 1 suppliers and tools will be required to support the production of this product at a single contract manufacture. The first set of the primary supplier tools will be qualified in a 5,000unit build occuring on November 1, 2015. The first set of second supplier tools will be qualify in a 10,000 unit build starting March 1, 2016. The production ramp at the contract manufacture will begin April 15. The supply base is located within 100 miles of the contract manufacture and is required to have a 30% burst capacity to support fluxuations in product demand. Part A Supplier 1: Initial Tooling lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 12 weeks Copy Tool lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) off to final qualification is 8 weeks Daily Tool Capacity is 2500pcs It takes 4 weeks to ramp tool to full volume after final tool qualification. Tool Yield is 90% Final Target supplier split = 60% Supplier 2: Initial Tooling lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 10 weeks Copy Tool lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel)to final qualification is 8 weeks Daily Tool Capacity is 3000pcs Tool Yield is 95% Assume it takes 4 weeks to ramp tool to full volume after final tool qualification. Final Target supplier split = 40% Part B Supplier 3: Initial Tooling lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 10 weeks Copy Tool lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 6 weeks Daily Tool Capacity is 3500pcs Tool Yield is 80% Assume it takes 4 weeks to ramp tool to full volume after final tool qualification. Final Target supplier split = 50% Supplier 4: Initial Tooling lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 10 weeks Copy Tool lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 7 weeks Daily Tool Capacity is 7000pcs Tool Yield is 98% Assume it takes 4 weeks to ramp tool to full volume after final tool qualification. Final Target supplier split = 50% Part C Supplier 5: Initial Tooling lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 12 weeks Copy Tool lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 8 weeks Daily Tool Capacity is 3500pcs Tool Yield is 94% Assume it takes 4 weeks to ramp tool to full volume after final tool qualification. Final Target supplier split = 50% Supplier 4: Initial Tooling lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 10 weeks Copy Tool lead time - Tool kick off (cutting tool steel) to final qualification is 7 weeks Daily Tool Capacity is 3300pcs Tool Yield is 98% Assume it takes 4 weeks to ramp tool to full volume after final tool qualification. Final Target supplier split = 50% 04/15/16 04/22/16 04/29/16 05/05/16 05/12/16 05/19/16 05/26/16 06/02/16 06/09/16 06/16/16 06/23/16 06/30/16 07/07/16 07/14/16 07/21/16 07/28/16 08/04/16 08/11/16 08/18/16 08/25/16 09/02/16 09/09/16 09/16/16 09/23/16 09/30/16 Product A Factory Ship 20000 30000 50000 50000 100000 100000 150000 150000 200000 200000 250000 250000 250000 300000 300000 300000 250000 250000 250000 200000 200000 200000 200000 200000 200000 Assume zero Line Capacity issues Assume 2 weeks from Materials Receipt to Factory Ship

What do you think a project manager should focus on?

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mostly on resume and professional experience. Questions on how do you handle complex project, challenges and diversity

Describe your experience/projects from your resume, including what was the problem/challenge you were trying to solve, the process you took and the outcome of your efforts.

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