Accession Number : ADA132721

Title :   Bottom Line II Conference. Quality -- The Vital Link in Production and Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA132721

Report Date : 01 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 177

Abstract : The conference was held under the sponsorship of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and was hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency. The primary theme was -- Quality - The Vital Link in Production and Readiness. During the conference, top-level Government officials met with industry Chief Executive Officers to express their growing concern regarding the overall quality and reliability of defense equipment. Highlighted was the fact that poor quality and reliability of defense equipment. Highlighted was the fact that poor quality adversely impacts the readiness of our Armed Forces; the cost of weapon systems, and our image as the world's industrial leader. Contents: Panel 1 - Users Look at Quality; Panel 2 - Industry Looks at Defense Contracting and Its Impact on Quality; Panel 3 - Professional Quality Looks at Industry; Panel 4 - Program Management and Procurement in DOD.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *QUALITY CONTROL, *INDUSTRIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, RELIABILITY, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, COSTS, FEDERAL BUDGETS, CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE