Gartner Research

DoD Must Embrace PBLs to Reduce Costs, and to Maintain and Improve Performance

Published: 11 December 2013

ID: G00258276

Analyst(s): Jane Feitler


In this time of sharply declining budgets, performance-based logistics can help the U.S. Department of Defense improve warfighter support and control sustainment costs. DoD sustainment leaders can use this research to understand where and how they can apply this method of operations.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • DoD misses opportunities in performance improvement, process efficiencies and cost control due to its limited use of PBL
  • By expanding the use of PPP PBL contracts, DoD can gain improved processes and access to more current supply chain and logistics technologies
  • Despite DoD policy, and in use for over 20 years, PBL usage has declined due to the lack of formal infrastructure in terms of formalized guidance and processes

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