The term “Gantt chart” has become so ubiquitous that most of us don’t remember what GANTT actually stands for. The word “GANTT” - like LASER, RADAR, MODEM and SCUBA - is now so widely used that many of us don’t even recall what the acronym stands for.*
In fact, the Gantt chart is not named from an acronym. It is named after its inventor, Henry Gantt (1861–1919), who designed the chart around 1915.
A full century after Henry Gantts death, CIM embraces the Gantt chart in our operations daily. Many of our staff are formally trained on Gantt chart development. This simple table – with tasks on the vertical axis and time intervals on the horizontal axis – is now often called a “Bar Chart” too – as the horizontal bars in the graph show the duration of each activity.
Call it what you want: this +100 year old invention not only helps our team really understand the time it will take to complete our client projects, it also serves as a critical tool to talk to our clients. The Gantt chart allows everyone – from the client to the team on the floor - to readily share task dependencies, the project critical path tasks, where we have some slack/float in the schedule activities, and more.
Because it is not enough to just deliver exceptional products. AT COMPUTER INTEGRATED MACHINING, WE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTS ON TIME, ON BUDGET - AND WITH CLEAR PLANS, COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPARENCY TOO.
Michael Brown, President and CEO, CIM
And so you know 😊
LASER: "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation"
RADAR: "RAdio Detection And Ranging"
SCUBA: "Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus"