What do we mean by prevention-based GCQA? As mentioned earlier, risk prevention requires early planning.
Using a process approach to GCQA moves us from "at the end" detection with the high probability of nonconforming product reaching the customer and toward preventing the defect in the first place.
To help improve GCQA, methods of sampling were introduced, "With the aid of industry consultants, particularly from Bell Laboratories, they adapted sampling tables and published them in a military standard, known as Mil-Std-105." The introduction of sampling plans allowed the government to use statistical methods to examine production parts.
For these reasons, it makes sense to look at Process Base Auditing as a replacement for the QMS Audit in GCQA. Looking back to MIL-Q-9858A, "it is essential to control work operations and manufacturing processes." Understanding processes has always been part of the DoD's prevention strategy.