Accession Number:

AD0785439

Title:

An Analysis of the Potential Conflict Between the Standard Inspection Clause and the Supply Warranty Clause in DOD Procurements.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

Explored in the report are warranty usage in military procurements, quality assurance provisions, and the court decisions. The conclusions are 1 the supply warranty may no longer afford the DoD protection against non-latent defects and 2 the courts definition of latent defects has become so broad as to obviate the need to protect against non-latent defects. The recommendation is to assess the value of warranties by 1 conducting a cost benefit study of current quality assurance requirements 2 conducting an analysis of risk delta associated with warranties by commodity group 3 developing a warranty cost algorithm and 4 developing an algorithm to determine warranty contribution beyond that of quality assurance provisions. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE