Accession Number : ADA255556


Title :   An Examination of the Total Quality Management (TQM) Concept Given Current Federal/DoD Competition Initiatives


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Stabile, Michael E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255556.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 138


Abstract : Quality is vital to our defense and quality improvement is key to increasing productivity. The Department of Defense (DoD) Total Quality Management (TQM) effort has been given top priority by the Secretary of Defense. Many questions exist concerning the problems encountered when implementing TQM throughout DoD. This thesis looks at the compatibility of the TQM philosophy with current Federal Acquisition Regulation competition requirements. The writer concludes that the TQM philosophy implementation is compatible with existing competition policy.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , REQUIREMENTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ACQUISITION , CONTRACTORS , COMPATIBILITY , QUALITY CONTROL , PRODUCTIVITY , REGULATIONS , PHILOSOPHY , PROCUREMENT , QUALITY , THESES , MANAGEMENT , CONTRACTS , POLICIES , COMPETITION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE