LG426 Logistics Management

for F1T 2007

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LG 426 Logistics Management


F1T 2007 DL


Reid, Ernest C.


Senior Instructor, Logistics Coordinator, Academic Director


Masters in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelors in Management/Logistics Park University
Associates in Electronic Systems Technology Community College of the Air Force

Daytime Phone

614-692-8850 M-F 11-1PM EDT; 740-920-4052 M-F 6:30-9PM

Other Phone

Sat/Sun 740-920-4052




Semester Dates

August 20 - October 14, 2007

Class Days


Class Time



Prerequisite: MG101 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
7th Edition ©2003
ISBN: 0324007515

Additional Resources:
Various Web Sites and references listed below and explored during class.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
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Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG101 or MG352

Educational Philosophy:
I believe the process of learning continues throughout life. I believe the student, if motivated with interesting information, will excel in their field of indever. I expect the student to take the initiative to read the information and text provided and be prepared to interact with the instructor and class. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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 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 in the "Case Study drop box" on the left by Thursday midnight. In addition, respond and comment to your peers posting to the case study with two well thought paragraphs, also in the "Case Study drop box"  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 in the "Document Sharing" drop box above.

·         Lesson 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.

Core Assessment -- As described above within the Final Exam will be a set of questions that support the core learning outcomes.
Mid-Term Exam. Complete a mid term exam during week 4.

Final Exam. Complete a final exam during week 8.

·         The exam will contain ten essay questions. You will have only 2 hours to complete the exam. The exam will be closed book and no notes. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

·         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.


This is a detailed list for ALL of the assignments and assessments that are graded.


Possible Points

Total Points

Total %

12 Case Studies, 33 Questions 

10 pts each



15 Chapters Reviews 79 Questions 
(Weeks 1-7)

Peer Reviews, Each Case Study (12)

10 pts each


25 Points Each







Mid Term (Not Proctored) Exam 

1000 pts



Final Proctored Exam (Week 8)

1000 pts





3,420 pts


Letter Grading Policy –how a letter grade is awarded




3078 - 3420


2736 - 3077


2394 - 2735


2052 - 2393


0 - 2051

The final exam for all School of Business and Management courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

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 Associate Dean.

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:
 Students are expected to read all material, prepare all course work on time and participate in classroom activities.

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

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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Last Updated:7/31/2007 7:23:10 PM