LG 302 Logistics Engineering
S1HH 2007 PA
Wagner, Peter G.
MS, Systems Management/LogisticsBS, Accounting
before/after class, or during class session breaks
Jan 8 - Mar 11, 2007
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Blanchard, Benjamin S., Logistics Engineering and Management, 6th ed., Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
There are numerous supplemental resources available, on the web and in libraries, for example, the WPAFB Library. The following periodicals frequently include articles pertinent to the course material:
California Management Review
European Journal of Operations Research
Harvard Business Review
IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineering Transactions)
International Journal of Logistics Management
International Journal of Operations and Production Management
Journal of Business Logistics
Journal of Operations Management
Journal of Purchasing and Material Management
Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management
Production and Inventory Management Journal
Production and Operations Management
Quality Management Journal
Service Operations Management
Sloan Management Review
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The instructor will seek to engage each learner to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Quizzes may be given at any time during the course. They may consist of multiple-choice true/false, and/or short essay response questions. Quizzes may be unannounced in advance, and there will be no make-ups.
A midterm and a final will be given at the milestones indicated in the course outline. They may include objective questions, open-ended questions requiring narrative responses, and/or problems requiring quantitative solutions. The final will be closed book, closed notes and will cover the Core Learning Outcomes (as a minimum). Make-up tests will be permitted only when prior arrangements are made and/or when the circumstances are explained to the instructor’s satisfaction.
Homework will be assigned during the course. Selected homework assignments will be reviewed
for credible effort and accomplishment.
ARTICLE ABSTRACT/SUMMARY (AB/SUM)
In addition to homework and participation in quizzes and examinations, other assignments include an Article Abstract Summary (AB/SUM) which is due not later than our 6th class meeting; details on these requirements are provided below.
Logistics professionals, like any professional in other fields, need to be good communicators—we need to be able to articulate information of concern. Consequently, each student will have several opportunities to communicate formally and informally. In addition to regular classroom interaction and written examination and homework responses, each student give a short presentation on their AB/SUM reports to the class (about 5-10 minutes would probably be about right).
Find a relevant article on logistics engineering/management (e.g., an article directly related to some aspect of our course of study). A timely/current article is desired; also, one that is not too shallow or mostly “fluff”…so be wary of articles in the weekly newsmagazines, for example. If you have any doubts about the relevancy of an article, bring me a copy before you prepare an ab/sum.
The ab/sum is meant to be a critical assessment of a fairly technical/scholarly article pertinent to our area of study. Prepare this paper as if you were a manager reporting the gist of an article you read that you feel might be of interest to your superior. Read the article carefully and write a memorandum in a format that you feel is appropriate in a professional managerial milieu…maximum of two pages, word-processed in size 10-12 font. Spend a paragraph or two, but certainly not more than a page, summarizing the article. Then spend the remainder of your paper on a critical review of the article. This might include some of the following thoughts: What did you agree with in the article, and why? What did you disagree with, and why? What parallels can you draw between what the article discusses and what we have discussed in class?
Attach a copy of the article behind your report; I will return your report with any feedback/impressions/grade, but I may retain the article itself for future reference.
Following is a list of possible journals/magazines/newspapers for articles on topics pertinent to the course; it is not, by any means, exhaustive.
Your final numerical rating will be calculated based on:
Article Ab/Sum 15 (10% written submission, 5% oral presentation)
Midterm Examination 20
Final Examination 25
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
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. 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 Associate Dean.
The instructor may excuse absences and/or late assignment turn-ins 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:
Park University policies regarding attendance and academic honesty will be enforced. 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. 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.
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.
VII. CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
Note: This intended schedule is subject to change; though unanticipated, any necessary changes will be announced in class. Specific homework problem assignments will be announced in class.
Class Chap’s Topic
1 1 Introduction/Overview
2 2 Measures of Logistics
3 3 System Engineering Process
4 4 Supportability Analysis
App E Life Cycle Cost Analysis
5 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
5 Logistics in the Design and Development Phase
App C Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
6 6 Logistics in the Production/Construction Phase
App D Analytical Models/Tools
AB/SUM REPORTS DUE
7 7 Logistics in the Utilization and Support Phase
8 Logistics in the System Retirement, Material Recycling, and Disposal Phase
8 9 Logistics Management
9 Concluding Comments
(The final will be closed book, closed notes and will cover [as a minimum] the Core Learning Outcomes.)
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: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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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