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LG 426 Logistics Management
Washington, Benita D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

LG 426 Logistics Management

Semester

S2QQ 2006 HI

Faculty

Washington, Benita D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

E-Mail

212843@park.edu

Semester Dates

13 March 2006 - 7 May 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Prerequisites

MG 101 or MG 352

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Management of Business Logistics ISBN 0324007515


Course Description:
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.  Pre-requisite:  MG101 or MG352.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This course will apply concepts and analyze The Logistics Management. Students will gain knowledge through class discussion, case study evaluations, mid-term, final exam and an individual essay (1-2 pages) and briefing.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. - Understand the development and eveloution of supply chain management in leading corporations; Analyze the benefits that can accrue from implementaing effective supply chain practices; Understand the major challenges and issues facing organizations developing and implementing supply chain strategies
  2. - Discuss the major change drivers in our economy and in the global marketplace
  3. - Explain logistics systems from several perspectives; Understand the relationship between logistics and other important functional areas in a company, including manufacturing, marketing, and finance
  4. - Reliaze the meaning of customer service, and understand its importance to logistics and supply chain management; Understand the difference between logistics and marketing channels, and understand that goods may reach their intended customer via a number of alternative channels of distribution; Appreciate the growing need for effective demand management as part of the firm's overall logistics and supply chain expertise
  5. - Understand the role and nature of procurement and supply management in a supply chain context; Explain the different types of inbound systems; Discuss the major materials management activities
  6. - Understand the procurement process; Explain the risk/value technique for determining purchase item performance; Identify the four steps necessary for effective procurement; Examine the role of E-Commerce in the procurement process
  7. - Discuss warehouseing and packaging requirements for global shipments; Define the role of customs duties and free trade zones; Analyze the North American Free Trade Agreement and its effect on logistices; Define the nature and benefit of a Maquiladora
  8. - Analyze how inventory will vary as the number of stocking points decreases and increases; Describe the decision-making approach used to determine the number of warehouses in the logistics system
  9. - Compare and contrast the different types of materials-handling equipment and the criteria used to select this equipment
  10. - Evaluate key issues in information systems; Understand the overall importance of information systems to logistics and supply chain management; Appreciate the role of logisics in the connected economy, and how evolving technologies are impacting logistics and logistics services
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Lecture, readings, quiz, examinations, writings and oral briefing

Grading:
Mid-Term: 30%
Final Exam: 30%
Individual Essay and Briefing: 20%
Quiz/Class Exercises: 20%
100 - 90 A
89 - 80 B
79 - 70 C
69 - below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Not Accepted

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
14 MAR (T)Chapter 1
16 MAR (R)Chapter 2
21 MAR (T)Chapter 3
23 MAR (R)Chapter 4
28 MAR (T)Chapter 5
30 MAR (R)Chapter 6
4  APR (T)Chapter 7 (MID-TERM REVIEW)
6  APR (R)MID-TERM (CHAPTERS 1-7)
11 APR (T)Chapter 8
13 APR (R)Chapter 9
18 APR (T)Chapter 10
20 APR (R)Chapter 11
25 APR (T)Chapter 12
27 APR (R)Chapter 13 - 14
2  MAY (T)Chapter 15 - 16 (FINAL EXAM REVIEW)
4  MAY (R)FINAL EXAM (CHAPTERS 8-16)

Academic Honesty:
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 "WH".
  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.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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