MANAGEMENT: The Company Doctors

To Washington this week as guests of the Navy will fly a planeload of businessmen and scientists to inspect a new system being used by the Navy to speed production of new weapons. The system, called Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) was set up to schedule and keep under continuous review the progress of the Polaris missile program, an administrative task rivaling the Manhattan Project in complexity. Thanks largely to PERT, the Polaris missile is programed to be operational in late 1960, two years ahead of schedule.

PERT is the baby of...

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