Accession Number:

AD0683489

Title:

A GUIDE TO QUALITY COST ANALYSIS: QUALITY AND ASSURANCE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The QUICO system covers the planning, installation, and use of quality cost data analysis. The basic idea is simply to operate a manufacturing unit or complex so that the total of quality related costs is a minimum. Quality related costs are made up of 1 expenses incurred because of not producing the highest possible quality, 2 expenditures made to create conditions resulting in high quality products, and 3 expenditures made to measure quality levels being produced and causes of deficiencies. Analysis of quality cost data provides direct pay-offs in reduction of resultant costs and the major sources are discussed. Secondary benefits come from use of the data as a measurement of the effectiveness of the quality assurance effort, as a motivant to workers who must produce the high quality, and as a management guidance tool.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE