Performance-Oriented Logistics Assessment (POLA)

Executive Summary

by James H. Bigelow


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Performance-Oriented Logistics Assessment (POLA) has developed a prototype methodology to help build the logistics portion of the Army five-year program. The POLA methodology estimates both the costs and the effects on combat performance of alternative logistics improvements. By comparing their costs and effects on combat performance, one can arrive at a balanced program that provides greater combat effectiveness for each logistics dollar spent. This report briefly reviews the POLA methodology and its uses.

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