Achieving Affordable Readiness
Wanted to call your attention to one of the articles in particular from yesterday’s “Plethora of Thought-Provoking New Articles” blog post. Specifically, take a look at the article entitled Performance Based Logistics—For Achieving Affordable Readiness in the new January-February 2015 issue of Defense AT&L Magazine. In the article, the authors, lay out a compelling case that Performance Based Logistics outcome-based sustainment strategies offer a time-tested methodology for meeting warfighter performance requirements despite budgetary challenges. Other highlights include:
· Performance Based Logistics (PBL) is one tool for achieving the Department of Defense (DoD) goal of affordable readiness. Using an outcome-based sustainment strategy, PBL offers a well-tested contribution to meeting the DoD’s budgetary challenges.
· PBL works by incentivizing desired outcomes across the product life cycle, from design through sustainment to retirement.
· PBL arrangements provide a potent way to help the DoD deliver affordable readiness.
· Implementing PBL strategies can be a challenge, but there are increasing resources to help build successful PBL contracts—and more to follow, if necessary.
· (PBL) is an effort used in the DoD for some time, but, due to our constrained budget environment, it has received renewed focus in BBP 2.0 and is likely to be addressed in BBP 3.0 as well. Make no mistake, however: This is not just a rehash of an old topic; the DoD’s commitment to communicate, educate and improve our level of PBL expertise is reborn and is very, very real.
We will also be adding a link for this article to the more than 300 others posted on the comprehensive “PBL & Product Support Articles & Reports” library available on the DoD Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP).