Compares quality mgmt. practices used by the DoD a its contractors to those used by leading commercial coAis. a made suggestions for improvement. The report: determined the impact of quality problems on selected weapon systems a prime contractor practices that contributed to the problems; identified commercial practices that can be used to improve DoD weapon systems; identified problems that DoD must overcome; a identified recent DoD initiatives that could improve quality. The author examined 11 DoD weapon systems with known quality problems a met with quality officials from DoD, defense prime contractors, a 5 leading commercial coAis. that produce complex products a/or are recognized for quality products. Illus.Likewise, Cummins officials told us that quality problems following the initial release of their ISX engine were a major factor in the implementation of their current product development process. This includes review gates to ensure processanbsp;...
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