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
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS DENTON
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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.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies