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Unintended and Perverse Outcomes

A colleague from the Australian Department of Defence (thanks Hayley!) recently sent me a link to an article from the Canberra Times about “Losing our way: How the cult of the KPI has damaged our moral compass”.  This article is partly … Continue reading

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Supply Support Performance Measures – Part 3

In the first article we looked at the various performance measures we can use for Supply Support in Performance Based Contracts including grouping them into 3 main types; demand satisfaction performance measures, inventory holding performance measures and customer wait time performance measures. … Continue reading

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Supply Support Performance Measures – Part 2

In the last article we looked at the various performance measures we can use for Supply Support in Performance Based Contracts including grouping them into 3 main types; demand satisfaction performance measures, inventory holding performance measures and customer wait time performance measures. … Continue reading

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Supportability Performance Measures

“If you don’t understand how to run an efficient operation, new machinery will just give you new problems of operation and maintenance. The sure way to increase productivity is to better administrate man and machine.” Edwards Deming In earlier articles I … Continue reading

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Reliability in Performance Based Contracts (PBCs) – Part 2

In the previous article (see Reliability in PBCs – Part 1) we defined how reliability of a system or service could be used in a Performance Based Contract (PBC) including defining whether we were measuring success or failure, and whether … Continue reading

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Reliability in Performance Based Contracts (PBCs) – Part 1

“I can predict things. I can improve the uptime and the reliability. I can intervene and cause a better outcome before there’s a problem. ” Michael Dell In previous articles I described how to consider availability in Performance Based Contracts … Continue reading

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Treatment of Safety in a Performance Based Contract

One topic that has constantly come up over the years is how to treat safety in a Performance Based Contract (PBC). In a previous article (see Designing Successful Performance Based Contracts) we described a PBC as having two main parts; … Continue reading

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