This regulation sets forth policies and responsibilities for reporting product quality deficiencies within the Army. It complements AR , a joint regulation, which covers reporting of product quality deficiencies among the Services. Use information from multiple sources when making important professional decisions. This is not an official government website.
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Army Regulation —7—1. Product Assurance. Reporting of. Product Quality Deficiencies Within the U. Department of the Army. Washington, DC 15 July AR —7—1. Army This administrative revision, dated 15 July Department of the Army Washington, DC. States, and the U. Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the this regulation and establishment of comDeputy Chief of Staff, G—4. The propomand and local forms are prohibited with-.
The proponent may delegate this DC Users are sion chief within the proponent agency or invited to send comments and suggested. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing Blank Forms directly to the Deputy Chief.
This publication is availa-. Army Reserve. Contents Listed by paragraph and page number. References, page 3. Management Control Evaluation Process, page 5. Table 2—1: Deficiencies reportable under other provisions, page 2 Glossary.
Chapter 1. This regulation sets forth policies and responsibilities for reporting product quality deficiencies within the Army. It complements AR , a joint regulation, which covers reporting of product quality deficiencies among the Services.
Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A. Explanation of abbreviations and terms. Abbreviations and special terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary. Commanders, Army commands, Army Service component commands, direct reporting units, and the Director, Installation Management Command will ensure that users report defects pointed out during receipt, storage, and use of materials.
AMC will set up—. Product Quality Deficiencies. This deficiency is one that—. This deficiency does not meet the standards for category I. Wholesale and retail level reporting. Urgent category I reports may be sent by Defense Switched Network. However, they must be confirmed by message within 48 hours. Responsibilities of activities receiving QDRs. Activities receiving QDRs will—. Disposition of defective materiel. Disposition instructions for defective materiel will be given within 45 calendar.
After that time, unless told otherwise, the holder of the exhibit will dispose of it. Suspension of use of defective items. Suspension will be as follows:. The Army Materiel Manager will tell users that delivery of materiel with that defect under the current contract will cease.
QDRs to be processed with another Service. Deficient materiel under warranty. For deficiencies reportable under other provisions, see table Table 2—1. Deficiencies reportable under other provisions. Deficiencies: In local purchases. Method of reporting: Local methods. Prescribing directive: AR and AR Deficiencies: On equipment involved in foreign military sales or grant aid under the Security Assistance Program after transfer of title.
Method of reporting: SF Report of Discrepancy. Deficiencies: Wrong or improperly classified items, missing, or improper documents, overages or shortages, and hidden damages. Prescribing directive: AR Deficiencies: Preserving, packaging, packing, and related markings. Deficiencies: Subsistence materiel. Section I Required Publications. A related publication is a source of additional information. The user does not have to read it to understand this publication.
AR 12— AR 30— AR 40— AR 75—1. AR 95—1. AR —7. AR — AR —11—2. AR —1. DA Pam — DA Pam —8. SF DA Form 11—2—R. Management Control Evaluation Certification Statement. DA Form DD Form Report of Discrepancy ROD. The following checklist is not intended to cover all controls, but does cover those controls considered to be the most important in evaluating the overall effectiveness of the PQDR program.
Answers to the below questions must be based on the actual testing of controls for example, direct observation, timeline analysis, interviewing and sampling. Those answers that indicate deficiencies must be explained, to include corrective action taken, with supporting documentation. These controls must be evaluated at least once every year. AR —7, DA. Pam —8, and DA Pam — Is the overall PQDR program adequately funded to ensure execution of the program?
AR —7, figure A Are exhibits being requested and processed in accordance with the prescribed time frame: Cat I days after.
Are all open QDRs being tracked on a monthly basis to ensure timely processing? Help make this a better tool for evaluating management controls. DCS, G Army Materiel Manager. Category I Deficiency Report. A report of a product quality deficiency which may cause death, injury or severe occupational illness; would cause loss or major damage to a weapon system; critically resttricts the combat readiness capabilities of the using organization; or which would result in a production line stoppage.
Category II Deficiency Report. A report of a product quality deficiency that does not meet the criteria set forth in Category I. A deficient item, or a sample item that represents the deficient condition, that can be analyzed to determine the cause of the defect.
An activity or person that discovers and reports a deficiency on SF , Product Quality Deficiency Report, or in a message of a prescribed format. Product quality deficiency.
A nonconforming condition that limits or prevents the product from fulfilling its purpose.
AR 702-7-1 Reporting of Product Quality Deficiencies Within the U.S. Army