Accession Number : ADA591340


Title :   Are the Performance Based Logistics Prophets Using Science or Alchemy to Create Life-Cycle Affordability? Using Theory to Predict the Efficacy of Performance Based Logistics


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS DENTON


Personal Author(s) : Randall, Wesley S


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591340.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Numerous studies have provided evidence that performance-based logistics (PBL) can control cost and improve performance. The success -- and failure -- of PBL strategies suggest the need to position the PBL research domain into a fabric of theory. Just as engineering theories predict the reliability of a new armored vehicle, economic and business theories provide a framework that explains the efficacy of PBL. This article describes the underlying theoretical fabric of PBL. Armed with a framework grounded in theory, senior leaders can make science-based decisions to explain, predict, refine, and advocate for affordability-enhancing, life-cycle governance structures by leveraging the critical success factors of PBL.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACTED SERVICES , *COST EFFECTIVENESS , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *PREDICTIONS , *THEORY , DECISION MAKING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MAINTENANCE , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , REPRINTS , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE