LG426 Logistics Management

for U1T 2009

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LG 426 Logistics Management


U1T 2009 DL


Steptoe-Simon, Cheryl


Adjunct Faculty/Instructor


Masters in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelors in Management/McGregor School/Antioch University
Associates in Accounting/Clark State University

Office Location


Office Hours

703-767-7829 M-F 11-2PM EDT; 540-368-3140 M-F 6:30-9PM

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

614-378-4701 cell




Semester Dates

6/1/09 - 7/26/09

Class Days


Class Time



MG 101 or MG352

Credit Hours



Management of Business Logistics A Supply Chain Perspective John J. Coyle, Edward J, Bardi, C. John Langley Management of Business Logistics - A Supply Chain Perspective 8th Edition 2009

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Course Description:
LG426 Logistics Management: A critical examination of the logistics system with emphasis on managerial functions within the system and analytical techniques used in planning and control of the various subsystems. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG101 or MG352

Educational Philosophy:

I believe the process of learning continues throughout life. I am committed to providing the instructional guidance required and expect my students to commit to reading the text, participating in discussion, completing assignments and offering personal experience. It is my goal to work together to achieve the course objectives and to provide you with an exceptional learning experience.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain supply chain management. The student should include characteristics of an effective supply chain.
  2. Analyze the issues involved in demand management and customer service. The student should include a discussion of order fulfillment, order management and customer service.
  3. Analyze the need for and costs of inventory. The student should include fixed order quantity, fixed order interval, and economic order quantity.
  4. Apply the economic order quantity model.
  5. Define and discuss the basic warehousing decisions.
  6. Explain the term third party logistics and how is it used.
  7. Compare and discuss logistics and supply chain information systems.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives identified above through online discussion, quizzes, and case studies will be the basis for each student's final grade.
Each week, you will have regular assessments:
  • Discussions - In each weeks case study assignment, complete the assigned case study from the assigned chapters outlined in the "Case Study" button on the left. Post the assignment by Thursday midnight. In addition, respond and comment to your peers posting to the case study with two well thought paragraphs, also in the same area. please limit your comments to the material content, not format or spelling/grammar. The instructor will be reviewing and grading each week, providing feedback to include confirmation of "correctness" and any other comments he/she deems necessary to ensure an understanding of the material.
  • Chapter Review Questions - Your task is to complete assigned questions each week, posting your results as requested.
  • Lessons Learned - After completing all the assignments, develop a one paragraph comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Provide the paragraph by clicking on the Lesson Learned button on the left. The instructor will respond and comment as appropriate.


12 Case studies, 33 questions 10 pts each 330 10%
16 Chapter reviews (79 questions) 10 pts each    790 23%
Peer Reviews 25 pts each 300 9%
Mid Term Paper & Final (Proctored) 1000 pts each 2000 58%

Letter Grading Policy:
Letter                 Points
A                        3078-3420 points
B                         2736-3077 points
C                         2394-2735 points
D                        2052-2393 points
F                         0-2051 points

The final will be proctored. You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Online Student Help and Resources page to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request Form.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Work assignments will not be accepted late unless a prior arrangement has been made with your instructor. Points will be deducted for work turned in late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Assigned reading must be accomplished. Students are expected to fully participate in all online discussions. Each student's ability to express well-grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and may constitute a significant portion of the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Chapters 1-2

Week 2: Chapters 3-5

Week 3: Chapters 6-8

Week 4: Chapters 9

Week 5: Chapters 10-11

Week 6: Chapters 12-14

Week 7: Chapters 15-16

Week 8: Final Exam

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Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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