Production, Quality & Manufacturing

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Value Engineering Change Proposal

Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP) is a proposal submitted by a contractor under the Value Engineering (VE) provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (FAR Part 48) that, through a change in the contract, would lower the project’s life-cycle cost to DoD. It’s intended to reduce costs, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the …

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Reliability Information Analysis Center

The Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) is DoD-funded and provides products, training, and services related to the Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI) disciplines. Government agencies can contract with RIAC to perform RMQSI support work at any phase of the acquisition life cycle. Products and services include: [1] System Reliability Toolkit Handbook of 217 …

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Quality in Supply Management

Quality in Supply Management is a measure of providing products that are free from defects, deficiencies, and significant variations in the purchase-buyer transaction.  High quality is brought about by the strict and consistent adherence to measurable and verifiable standards to achieve uniformity of output that satisfies specific customer or user requirements. Quality management is a …

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Quality Management Plan (QMP)

A Quality Management Plan (QMP) helps guides the Program Manager (PM) and project personnel to execute quality management and quality assurance activities for a project or program. The QMP is normally developed by a contractor and reviewed by the customer. Quality is the degree to which the project fulfills requirements. Definition: Quality Management is the …

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Production Qualification Tests

Production Qualification Tests (PQT) are conducted post Milestone C to ensure the effectiveness of the manufacturing process, equipment, and procedures. It provides data for the independent evaluation required for materiel release so that the evaluator can address the adequacy of the materiel with respect to the stated requirements. These tests are conducted on a number …

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Production Representative Articles

A Production Representative Article is a system that accurately represents the production configuration system for both hardware and software but is not produced on a final production line. To be considered a Production Representative Article, all of the following reviews must have been completed: Critical Design Review (CDR), Qualification testing, All Functional Configuration Audits (FCAs) …

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Manufacturing System Functions

Manufacturing is a conversion process and a form of production. It brings together resources including materials, manpower, tools, equipment, technology, and facilities in a structured, organized manner to produce the evolved design of a finished product. Manufacturing includes three main functions: Manufacturing Management Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Operations 1) Manufacturing Management Manufacturing Management refers to internal …

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Materiel Fielding Plan (MFP)

The Materiel Fielding Plan (MFP) is an acquisition program’s plan that details the steps, actions, and responsibilities of the fielding and successful deployment of a fully manned, trained, and supported material system that meets all user objectives. The MFP also addresses any system or material being replaced and outlines how it will be transferred or …

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