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Running Head: Defective Chips

Defective Chips
Paul J Sutlic
Grantham University
Professor Castellani

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Allowing defective chips to enter the market is a risk that a company took to achieve an improbable profit. A worker new what was happening and knew it was wrong but did not try to stop the occurrence.

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Defective Chips
A company that makes chips has a production line engineer who checks the chips for quality control. Approximately every 150 chips, his workers find a defective chip that either has to be sent back to be repaired or the chips gets axed. His manager was concerned about how some lines would find more defective chips and so the company would have to spend more money in repairing the chips or axing them. The manager did not fancy how much money was going into defective chips, so he had a meeting with Shane, the engineer, stating that they are axing/repairing to many chips and to just let a some defective chips to go on down the production line. Shane was worried about customers complaining but the manager said they have a department to handle the complaints. With allowing the chips to go, the manager estimated a $416,000 profit for the company.
Shane has a duty to protect the safety, health, and well being of the public. If these chips are used in anything that involve the peoples lives, he should make sure that no defective chip ever goes out the door. Shane's duty is quality control, and when he is allowing defective chips to go out the door,   he is failing. Even though his manger told him to do so, he has an obligation to come up with another way to assure no defective chips leave the production line.
Shane would need to explain to his manager the importance of his job and how his duty to protect the safety, health, and well being of the public is taken very seriously. If those chips are out in the world and one of the chips causes a major malfunction and peoples...

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