CORROSION CONTROL AND RESOURCES CONTROL NAVAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES POINT THE WAY
Without a resources control policy, Naval Quality Assurance (NQA) policies will (and do) function effectively. With the support of a Defence resources policy, the effectiveness of NQA policies and procedures is continually being strengthened. A properly devised cost of quality reporting system is an essential part of NQA policy; it must be capable of measuring results at significant intervals and providing management with information related to cost burdens being placed on quality control by inefficient manufacturing operations and/or by poor management of engineering resources. The Paper concludes that the RAN is not being unique in its demand for quality; there is a worldwide demand for quality by the user, and the Australian Department of Defence is demanding value for every dollar spent as expressed in the quality of defence material. Defence cannot continue to justify high costs for defence material followed by exceptionally high maintenance costs caused primarily by deficiences in quality of design, poor workmanship and inadequate contracts. NQA policies and procedures point towards obtaining of better value for the defence dollar.
- Presented at the Conference held April 5-9, 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Inter-Naval Corrosion ConferenceAuckland, New Zealand
- Driscoll, T H
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Conservation; Corrosion; Corrosion protection; Management; Planning; Quality control
- Uncontrolled Terms: Resource management
- Old TRIS Terms: Management planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Environment; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting;
- Accession Number: 00159973
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 11 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM