AIR FORCE - SMC-S-011
PARTS, MATERIALS, AND PROCESSES CONTROL PROGRAM FOR EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLES
|Publication Date:||13 June 2008|
This document establishes the requirements for the preparation, implementation, and operation of a parts, materials, and processes control program for use during the design, development, and production of expendable launch vehicles (ELV). The implementation of these requirements is intended to:
a. Assure integrated management of the selection, application, procurement, control, and standardization of parts, materials, and processes (PMP).
b. Improve the reliability of program PMP to reduce PMP failures at all levels of assembly and test.
c. Reduce program life cycle cost.
d. Improve procurement and test of small quantities of parts and materials that meet system requirements
This document is intended for use in acquisition contracts for launch vehicle programs. The document should be cited in the contract schedule or the statement of work. The document defines the minimum acceptable requirements for ELV applications and as such shall not be tailored except where allowed by the PMPCB as specified herein. The requirements are intended to be used to coordinate at the program level the selection, application, management, and procurement of PMP throughout the design, development, and production cycles of an acquisition.