A management case analysis of the Defense Contract Management Command's Process Oriented Contract Administration Services (PROCAS) program
Lembrick, George A.
Gates, William R.
Warmington, Jeffrey A.
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This thesis investigates the extent to which the Process Oriented Contract Administration Services (PROCAS) Program at FMC's Ground Systems Division, in San Jose, California, is reducing Government oversight and increasing Government/contractor communications. This study describes how PROCAS developed in the Defense Contract Management Command, how it was integrated into FMC's Ground Systems Division and reviews the essential elements of the program. It also discusses the effects of the program on Ground Systems Division and the cognizant Defense Plant Representative Office and the program's ideal strategy. The research demonstrates that critical process improvements at Ground Systems Division were attained through the overwhelming commitment of the Ground Systems Division and the Defense Plant Representative Office. This commitment created an environment of open communication and cooperation which enabled Ground Systems Division and the Defense Plant Representative Office to shift their focus from the traditional approach of detection and correction to one of prevention and continuous improvement. The study concludes that the PROCAS Program is an effective method for improving quality and reducing costs and recommends continued support from the defense industry and the Defense Contract Management Command.
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