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An analysis of Department of Defense policy and guidance for implementation of Performance-Based Logistics

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Authors
Ewer, Michael S.
Subjects
Performance Based Logistics
Sustainment
Logistics
Policy
Guidance
Product Support
DOD
Program Management
Life Cycle Sustainment
Advisors
Pickar, Charles K.
Date of Issue
2015-09
Date
Sep-15
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The goal of this thesis is to improve Department of Defense (DOD) policy and guidance to help program managers and product support managers effectively employ Performance Based Logistics (PBL) as a product support strategy. If properly utilized, a PBL approach can reduce a weapon system’s life cycle cost, increase its availability to the warfighter, and reduce the logistics footprint traditionally required to sustain it. This thesis contains a thorough analysis of the most current and relevant DOD policies and guidance to determine if it adequately supports implementation of PBL. A model is presented to aid readers through the analysis of the selected documentation to identify areas where policy refinement and additional guidance may improve understanding and awareness of PBL. This thesis makes recommendations on closing the identified information gaps with the aim to strengthen PBL policies and procedures. Major findings that trend across the reviewed documents or pose significant problems for implementing PBL are addressed with recommendations. The desired result of this research is to improve existing PBL policy and guidance in order to ultimately provide affordable and effective weapons systems in the defense of our nation.
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Systems Engineering (SE)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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