MIL-STD-1916, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: DOD PREFERRED METHODS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT (01 APR 1996)
MIL-STD-1916, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: DOD PREFERRED METHODS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT (01 APR 1996)., The purpose of this standard is to encourage defense contractors and other commercial organizations supplying goods and services to the U.S. Government to submit efficient and effective process control (prevention) procedures in place of prescribed sampling requirements. The goal is to support the movement away from an AQL-based inspection (detection) strategy to implementation of an effective prevention-based strategy including a comprehensive quality system, continuous improvement and a partnership with the Government. The underlying theme is a partnership between DoD and the defense supplier, with the requisite competence of both parties, and a clear mutual benefit from processes capable of consistently high quality products and services. The objective is to create an atmosphere where every noncompliance is an opportunity for corrective action and improvement rather than one where
acceptable quality levels are the contractually sufficient goals.