LG426 Logistics Management

for F1HH 2006

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LG 426 Logistics Management


F1HH 2006 PA


Wagner, Peter G.


Senior Instructor


MS, Systems Management/Logistics

Other Phone

937 640 1619




Semester Dates

August 7 - October 8, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM


MG 101 or MG 352

Credit Hours



Coyle, John J., Bardi, Edward J., and Langlley, C. John Jr., The Management of Business Logistics, A Supply Chain Perspective, Southwestern Press (Thomson Learning), 7th edition, 2003.  ISBN: 0-324-00751-5

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Numerous titles on topics related to Purchasing and Vendor Management, Supply Chain Management, and Acquisition Management, are available at the WPAFB Base library, Dayton/Montgomery County Public Libraries, Greene County Public Libraries, and other area libraries (e.g., Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, etc.)


Instructor-prepared hand-outs.

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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. PREREQUISITE: MG 101 or MG 352. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, excersises, writings, and examinations.  The instructor will seek to engage each learner to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions within the subject area.

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:

Each student will be graded on a hierarchical scale of academic achievement as follows:




Quizzes may be given at any time during the course.  Quizzes are short, 10 multiple choice question exercises, or involve short written responses to several questions.  They are designed to provide current feedback to both the student and the instructor. Quizzes may include questions related to independent reading material in the text. Quizzes will be unannounced in advance, and there will be no quiz make-ups.  Students in an “unexcused absence” status at the time a quiz is given receive a grade of zero for that quiz.




Major tests (“Milestone Examinations”) will be given at appropriate course milestones as indicated in the course outline/schedule. These tests may require the interpretation and solution of problems or case studies, and/or responding to multiple-choice questions and/or essays.  Students in an “excused absence” status at the time of an exam will have the opportunity to take a make-up exam.




May include problems/case studies as well as objective (T/F and/or MC) and essay questions, which will be comprehensive.




Selected homework assignments will be reviewed

for credible effort and accomplishment.


Your final numerical rating will be calculated based on:




Type of Performance:


·        Homework                                                 20

·        Quizzes                                                      15       

·        Milestone Exams (15 points each)               45

·        Final Examination                                        20

          100 points/% total possible



Final course letter grades will be assigned as follows:


A  89.5 - 100%

B  79.5 -  89.4%

C  69.5 - 79.4%

D  59.5 - 69.4%

E  59.4% or lower

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The instructor may accept late submission of course material and/or excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  What determines an excused absence other than TDY or medical reason is up to the instructor's discretion.  THREE  UNexcused absences will result in a grade of F.  This is the official Park University policy.  Please note that for an absence to be an officially excused absence, (1) I must agree and (2) you must provide documentation (which I have to turn in to the Administrator)



Only to be given in place of a grade in extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control (excessive TDY hospitalization, etc.)  If a student does not show up for the final, an incomplete is never automatically given.  Only if you contact the instructor and provide documentation for an excused absence will an incomplete be given.  All incompletes are subject to approval by the Park University Administrator.  Students have 60 days from the last day of the term to make up their grade.  If not made up, incompletes become “F's”.



The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  What determines an excused absence other than TDY or medical reason is up to the instructor's discretion.  THREE UNexcused absences will result in a grade of F.


This is the official Park University policy.  Please note that for an absence to be an officially excused absence (1) I must agree and (2) you must provide documentation (which I have to turn in to the Administrator)


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A credible level of effort appropriate to the course material, which may vary from student to student (e.g., time required for independent study), is expected.  Students are expected to initiate communication with the instructor regarding absences, perceived deficiencies in coursework performance, etc. Park University policies regarding attendance and student conduct, which includes academic honesty, will be enforced.  Submitting someone else's work as your own, for example, will not be tolerated.  Penalties for violating ethical standards can include receiving  an “F” for the course and suspension or expulsion from the College.  On the issue of academic honesty/plagiarism Park University policies regarding academic honesty will be enforced.  Academic honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence I will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.  Plagiarism is the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original  work – sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

The following is excerpted from the Park Undergraduate Catalog:


The following codes have been adopted as a structure by which Park University will function.  The major emphasis in any disciplinary action is the education and development of the student for responsible citizenship and the protection of the rights of the other students to participate fully in the educational process.


The student conduct standards apply to behavior on Park University Property and at all Park University sponsored activities held off-campus or students attending Park University extended campus centers.  Park University has the right to subject off-campus students to Student conduct Code.  Regulations apply to both individual students and student organizations.  Violations of either civil law or Park University regulations, which are subject to disciplinary action include, but are not limited to, the following:


A.       Dishonesty, whether cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly providing false or misleading information to Park University or to persons of authority who are in the process of discharging their responsibilities.

C.  Obstruction or disruption of teaching, classes, research, administration, disciplinary procedure, or other Park University activities…

D.  Abuse of any person on…Park University Campus Centers, whether physical, emotional, or verbal.

G.  Possession, consumption, or being under the influence of or impaired by alcoholic beverages in Park University

H.  Use, manufacture, possession, or distribution of drug paraphernalia, narcotic, and illegal and/or illicit drugs…

J.  Smoking or other use of tobacco.  Tobacco use is only permitted out of door in designated areas.

K.  Failure to comply with directions of Park University officials acting in the performance of their duties.


Absences:  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  What determines an excused absence other than TDY or medical reason is up to the instructor's discretion.  THREE  UNexcused absences will result in a grade of F.  This is the official Park University policy.  Please note that for an absence to be an officially excused absence, (1) I must agree and (2) you must provide documentation (which I have to turn in to the Administrator)


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Meeting        Topic                                                        

     1     Introduction; Course Overview & Administration                        

                Purchasing and Supply Management                              Chapter 1


    2          Supply Organization                                                            Chapter 2

                Supply Processes                                                                                Chapter 3


    3          Milestone Examination I

                Information Systems and Technology                             Chapter 4

                Quality, Specification, and Service                                   Chapter 5

                Quantity and Inventory                                                      Chapter 6

                Transportation and Delivery                                              Chapter 7


    4          Price                                                                                       Chapter 8

                Cost Management, Discounts, and Negotiation            Chapter 9


5              Milestone Examination II

Supplier Selection                                                                Chapter 10                                                                                            

  6            Investment Recovery                                                          Chapter 11

                Supply Law and Ethics                                                       Chapter 12

Global supply                                                                       Chapter 14


 7             Milestone Examination III                                                                   

                Public Supply Management                                               Chapter 15


 8             Capital Goods                                                                       Chapter 16            

                Services                                                                                 Chapter 17            

                Make or Buy                                                                         Chapter 18

                Supplier Relations                                                                Chapter 19

                Strategies                                                                              Chapter 20            

                Course Synthesis and Concluding Remarks



9                    FINAL EXAMINATION

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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