In addition to our traditional ILS services, HEI's current focus is to provide
product support services for the 21st Century that meet the new DoD Policy
Guidance requirements (DoD 5000-1 and 2) of Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) as
the preferred support strategy for all new weapons systems. Today, the
ability to measure performance has become a must. To help accomplish this,
the military has turned to PBL. This relatively new concept in operational
support, PBL is designed to help increase military awareness through the
maximization of both organic and contractor support. PBL helps to create
an increased responsibility for military contractors by tying their compensation
to the operational availability of their products.
The DoD defines PBL as: a strategy for weapon system product support that
employs the purchase of support as an integrated, affordable performance package
designed to optimize system readiness. PBL is based on the belief that if
suppliers' long-term profitability is in play, suppliers will use every resource
available to optimize profit while meeting the U.S. government's performance
objectives. In other words, performance based logistics rewards high
performance and penalizes poor performance.
HEI's background in the design assurance disciplines (reliability,
maintainability, availability, supportability, testability, system safety,
human-systems integration) an ILS places HEI as the provider of choice for clear
and accurate assessments of PBL support options. The PBL approach consists
of designing reliability, maintainability and supportability (RMS) into the
system for increased performance and a reduced logistics footprint.
To implement effectively the critical objectives of systems availability and
process efficiency associated with PBL, HEI provides the following systems
engineering design influencing disciplines associated with PBL.
PROCESS EFFICIENCY (Logistics Support)
KEY PBL ELEMENTS THAT HEI SUPPORT:
Maintenance Turn-Around Time (TAT)
Time Standards - Transportation Priorities
Warehousing and Storage Efficiency
Personnel and Training
PBL ELEMENT METRICS