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Transforming US Army Supply Chains by Greg Parlier

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Chapter 22

Performance-Based Logistics and Capabilities-Based Planning for an Expeditionary Army1

In Performance-Based Logistics, forecasting is everything.

—Ray Figueras, director for product support, The Boeing Company

Spanning nearly a half-century now, the genealogy of Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition reform movements is extensive. Among those many management initiatives focused on improving system support performance and reducing costs have been integrated logistics support, value engineering, design-to-cost, total quality management, contractor logistics support, focused logistics, enterprise resource planning, and most recently for the U.S. Army, Lean Six Sigma. While the objective has been fairly constant over recent decades–efficient ...

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