Product Assurance

QA Self-Survey Fact Sheet
Our Quality Assurance Self-Survey Fact Sheet details general company information, methods, and quality standards.

QA Self-Survey Fact Sheet

Product Assurance Mission
The mission of the Product Assurance Department is to maintain a strong quality system in compliance with MIL-PRF-38534, AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 and a commitment to continuous improvement in order to make innovative solutions available to our customers.

Quality System Elements
DDC has been granted certification by the Defense Logistics Agency, Land & Maritime (DLA) for manufacturing Class K, H, GĀ and D hybrid products in accordance with MIL-PRF-38534. The Quality System, as outlined in the Product Assurance Manual, assures product conformance to specified requirements through controlled processes and Quality Assurance planning. The Management Review process evaluates quality indicators to ensure that the Quality System continues to be suitable and effective.

Continuous Quality Improvement Tools
DDC uses a variety of tools to drive continuous quality improvement, such as:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • 5S Methodology
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Pareto Analysis

Process Controls

  • SPC of critical process parameters
  • In-line Process Monitors
  • Periodic Inspection (PI) and
    Conformance Inspection (CI)
  • Internal Quality Audits
Reliability Demonstration
  • Technical Review Board (TRB)
  • Qualified processes and materials (QML)

Quality System Standards
DDC compliance standards include:

  • AS9100 Registered
  • ISO 9001:2008 Registered
  • MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and K Certified
  • MIL-STD-883
  • ANSI/NCSL Z540-1
  • IPC-A-610
  • MIL-STD-202