Accession Number : AD0915582

Title :   Reliability Program Management Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 72-Jul 73,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Drennan, J. E. ; Yereance, R. A. ; Easterday, J. L.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This report consists of guidelines for an Air Force Program Manager directing a program to develop and produce highly reliable electronic equipment. The subject matter is restricted to reliability program management with some reference to related items of maintainability and cost. The body of the report considers the requirements and procedures ofr conducting the reliability aspects of a program including a Program Manager's checklist, initial program requirements, program plans for both the Air Force and the contractor's response, testing program requirements, and program conclusion and termination problems. The intent of the report is to provide guidance to the Program Manager who is not necessarily familiar with reliability programs, requirements, and expected results. Other areas covered include management visibility requirements, information needs, and program activities to provide the manager with the necessary inputs to evaluate contractor progress versus the schedule, and factors involved in management control. Appendix material includes a broader philosophical discussion of the concepts of reliability and reliability programs to provide the manager with broader background, and a brief review of some of the aspects of the Ultrareliable Airborne UHF Radio Command Set Program, AN/ARC-144 and -145. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MANUFACTURING), INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SUPERVISORS, PRODUCTION, PROCUREMENT, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, QUALITY CONTROL, CONTRACTS, MAINTAINABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SCHEDULING, INFORMATION PROCESSING, LIFE CYCLES, COSTS, MEAN, TIME, CONTROL, MOTIVATION, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, RADIO EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT, COST EFFECTIVENESS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE