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"Performance-Based Logistics: A Process Analysis for the Defense Logistics Agency" Report

  Following up on last Thursday's blog post, wanted to let you know that the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) issued a new report on October 16, 2015 entitled “…

"Performance-Based Logistics: A Process Analysis for the Defense Logistics Agency" Report

Bill Kobren

 

Following up on last Thursday's blog post, wanted to let you know that the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) issued a new report on October 16, 2015 entitled “Performance-Based Logistics: A Process Analysis for the Defense Logistics Agency”.

 

According to CSIS, “this report examines the history, results, and prospects of the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) effective use of Performance-Based Logistics (PBL), in order to improve DLA’s use of PBL in its operations. The study team worked with DLA to review data associated with DLA’s current and past use of PBL, reviewed the literature on the use of PBL, analyzed Federal Procurement System data from PBL contracts that were performed for other parts of the Department of Defense (DoD) and by international customers utilizing the U.S. foreign military sales process, interviewed PBL practitioners, and discussed PBL practice with oversight groups.”

 

The issuance of the report was accompanied by a CSIS panel presentation (available by video for those who missed the live event) entitled “How to Tackle the Cost of Sustainment? Effective Use of Performance-Based Logistics.” Given that “prior research has established that PBL contracts can be effective in lowering cost and improving performance if used properly, this event focused on identifying best practices and potential pitfalls, as well as categories of sustainment that may be well suited to a PBL structure….conclusions were drawn from interviews with a range of government and industry practitioners, including those responsible for implementing similar arrangements in other countries. The analysis found that there are addressable markets within the Department of Defense’s sustainment contracting portfolio that are well suited to PBL contract structures. The report also recommends steps DoD could take to fulfill the Better Buying Power 3.0 mandate to “enhance effective use” of PBL. These recommendations are complemented by data on past and current DoD PBL efforts.”

 

We have also provided a link to this report from the PBL and Product Support Articles & Reports repository on the DAU Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP).