The Evolution of Cost/Schedule Control (Direct Labor) in Naval Shipyards
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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The evolution of a CostSchedule Control System CSCS, for direct labor, in naval shipyards can be traced from the costschedule control concept used in the Air Force in the 1960s, as an initiative toward more reliable data. Subsequent CSCS programs were initiated across the Department of Defense DoD in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As private shipyards came under what is known as CostSchedule Control System Criteria CSCSC, and its validation requirements, the issue of CSCS in naval shipyards rose to the surface. In 1984, the Naval Sea Systems Command NAVSEA issued a directive which called for CSCS implementation in naval shipyards. Expanded use and standardization has followed. This paper reviews basic CSCS principles, how naval shipyards have used CSCS in improving performance, and how it has been standardized while still retaining a degree of flexibility.
- Marine Engineering