UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

MAS6373 - Performance Based Logistics in Defense

MAS 6373 Performance Based Logistics in Defense (3 semester credit hours) Performance Based Logistics (PBL) is a product support strategy for defense systems that is outcomes based and incentivizes product support providers to reduce costs through innovations and improvements. The course discusses the current state of PBL, the elements that make up a strong PBL arrangement, the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) in PBL contracts, the role of the contractor in PBL contracts, risks and rewards shared by the DoD and contractors, risk management, performance management and baseline performance setting, and contract execution issues. The course uses real examples from the defense industry wherever possible to reinforce the topics. (3-0) R