A technical design that pushed the state-of-the-art was entered in an annual Aluminum Association Competition. The development involved "early supplier involvement." The supplier suggested the entry. They had been involved

with a winning entry the previous year. They warned that determination at who would share the cash award in event of winning should be determined prior to submitting the entry. The subassembly that was to be entered had involved over a year of development by many design and manufacturing personnel. The individual level of involvement varied from a few hours of work to several man months. . How a cash award is properly handled in such a situation? | 2. Should it be split 50/50 between the lead Design Engineer and the lead Advanced Manufacturing Engineer? [10 Points] 3. Should it be divided to all involved in proportion to hours spent? Only the lead engineers are involved in preparing, submitting, and presenting the entry. [10 Points]

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