Accession Number : ADA192691

Title :   Conceptual Description of a Commercial Activities Management System (CAMS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Blackmon, Robert ; Johnson, James ; Williamson, John

PDF Url : ADA192691

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Quality assurance evaluators (QAEs) at Army installations currently spend hours of each working day arranging their inspection schedules and reporting their findings. This report outlines a concept for a Commercial Activities Management System (CAMS) which would automate much of the quality assurance (QA) planning process, allowing QAEs to spend their time inspecting instead of scheduling. In this concept, the CAMS program will have the capability to log and maintain records of work requests, maintain job-status records, sample designated job classes, schedule QA inspections, generate assignments for QAEs, record QA results, and generate contract discrepancy reports. The program could be implemented on existing IBM-compatible personal computer hardware and operated by personnel with the skills normally found in the Directorate of Engineering and Housing (DEH). Keywords: Quality assurance, Management information systems.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *QUALITY ASSURANCE, ARMY FACILITIES, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERSONNEL, PLANNING, RECORDS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE