Test of the Quality Improvement System for Procurement Instruments
ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA
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The Quality Improvement System for Procurement Instruments as described in this and a companion report Quality Improvement System for Procurement Instruments QISPI, APRO 613-1, dated February 1977 has considerable potential as a tool for procurement managers to control the quality of their instruments. Document quality measurement and control begins with a quality indicator QI calculation based upon the number and type of instrument deficiencies per page. Standard control charts and quality tables are used to determine document acceptability and track quality trends at the commodity commands. The QI values from each command are adjusted at the HQ DARCOM level to reflect review board proficiency and sampling percentages which results in the final performance indicator PI calculation for all of DARCOM. System test results from simulations and application tests conducted at selected major procurement activities of DARCOM confirm the appropriateness and utility of the system. This report describes the system tests and presents recommendations for an effective implementation within DARCOM.
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