Crosscut Resource Center (2000-928)
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
- Cascade General
- Vigor Industrial
- University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
- Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
June 1999 - February 2003
NSRP ASE Investment: $821K
Industry Investment: $794K
Assemble the best data, practices and processes for Navy Program Executive people and organizational issues in an online environment readily accessible to shipbuilding professionals.
This project addresses critical people and organization needs by designing and launching an online Crosscut Resource Center(CRC), developed specifically for industry professionals supporting the areas of human resources, organizational change, technology transfer, training and education, and the program managers and workers impacted by these areas. Collectively, these topics are known as “crosscut” issues, as they potentially cut across and impact all of the industry’s activities. Six shipyards, representing the East Coast, Gulf Coast and West Coast, were involved in the design of the Crosscut Resource Center. Industry at large participated in the identification of the online resources and delivery mechanisms most needed to support industry change. In addition to the homepage, the CRC includes recruiting materials, school/industry models, proposers and managers guide, training course library, and abstracts and bibliographies on crosscut-related material. In addition, there is access to the web content of “buildships.com” which was developed to attract young students to the shipbuilding and repair industry. This project brings together the best data, practices and processes for people and organizational issues in an online environment readily accessible to shipbuilding professionals. The availability of resources in the center is expected to reduce redundancies in the development of capabilities across shipyards, and allow industry professionals to maximize available resources. The CRC concept has been further developed in the creation of www.GoShips.com which is dedicated to the recruiting, training and retention in the US shipbuilding and repair industry.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Point of Contact:
Richard Short, General Dynamics Electric Boat