MIL-HDBK-350 1991 Edition, June 7, 1991
A GUIDE FOR MIL-STD-1520C CORRECTIVE ACTION AND DISPOSITION SYSTEM FOR NONCONFORMING MATERIAL
Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , June 7, 1991
This standard is for use on production contracts. It also applies to developmental and limited production contracts with appropriate tailoring. It is not meant to be a "stand alone" document but should be used in conjunction with a higher-level contract quality requirement as described in FAR 46.202-3."
1. Tailoring involves examination of each section, paragraph and sentence of the standard. After completion of the tailoring process, it may be that no deletions or modifications are appropriate. Tailoring is performed by the procuring activity and should consider any tailoring proposed by the contractor and CAO.
2. MIL-STD-1520C is most effective on contracts where production rates provide a data base and a return on time invested to analyze processes and the causes of variation to prevent the recurrence of nonconformance. However, development, low volume and limited production contracts also offer opportunities, and the extent to which this standard will apply is determined by the procuring activity for the specific contract application.