Original Date: 02/01/1991
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : First Article Master Scheduling Committee
The First Article Master Scheduling Committee (FASCO) is a developmental scheduling system for the planning and control of the first article of a new program. It may also be used if there is a scheduling problem in a subsequent procurement. FASCO establishes goals or key milestones and provides early warning of schedule problems.
The FASCO is unique because of workers' participation in the working level committee, one of three committees. The other two committees are at the director level and the senior management (vice president) level.
When a schedule problem gets to the point of impacting delivery, a "red flag" flash form is hand carried to the vice president who is responsible for corrective action. This problem is then addressed at the director level FASCO. If not resolved there, it is then taken to the senior management level FASCO for action. The FASCO has top level management support. The vice presidents depend on the FASCO for schedule problem visibility and resolution.
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