Accession Number : ADP002816

Title :   Quality Assurance - Air Force Logistics Command,


Personal Author(s) : Brown,P.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : This paper examines the scope of the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) mission and focuses on current management indicators and initiatives related to Quality Assurance. The Quality Assurance discipline within AFLC is tasked with the responsibility of corporate oversight of the quality of workmanship of the commands' products, goods, and services. Since fiscal year 1976, adverse trends have been noted in frequency of customer reported defects on these weapon systems, and several innovative and dramatic steps have been taken to reverse the decline in the technical competence of our work. In February 1981, the command established a Maintenance Industrial Quality Study Group that was chartered to examine the entire spectrum of quality, with special emphasis on five major categories. The five categories were: Policy Guidance; People Programs; Technology; Investment Benefits; and Management Systems. The ultimate goal of the study was to formulate a quality effort which placed maximum emphasis on defect prevention rather than defect correction.

Descriptors :   *Air Force procurement, *Air Force logistics command, *Quality assurance, Mission profiles, Management planning and control, Policies, Requirements, Standards, Quality control, Symposia

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