LG302 Logistics Engineering

for S2QQ 2009

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LG 302 Logistics Engineering


S2QQ 2009 HI


Pingel, C. Frederick


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Science, Administration, Central Michigan University

Office Location

Bldg 383, HAFB, Utah

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone




Semester Dates

16 Mar to 10 May 09

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM


LOG 201

Credit Hours


Logistics Engineering and Management, Blanchard, Sixth Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-142915-9

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Course Description:
LG302 Logistics Engineering: An overview of the general area of logistics, its nature, scope, and process; a critical examination of logistics management functions and the interrelationships among strategic support and operational logistics. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: LG201

Educational Philosophy:

I believe I am here to serve the students, to challenge them, facilitate them and hold them accountable for the class learning objectives. Students deserve my best effort. I will come prepared.  In turn, I expect a best effort from the students. I expect students to exercise self-discipline by reading the text, turning assignments in on time and actively participating in class activities. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss logistics in the systems life cycle. The student should be able to exhibit an understanding of how it is applied and at what point in the life cycle.
  2. Define performance based logistics.
  3. Analyze concurrent engineering, configuration management, and system effectiveness
  4. Analyze measures of logistics and systems support, to include supply chain management, warehousing/distribution and maintenance factors.
  5. Describe analysis methods and tools used in logistics and supportability analysis. The student should exhibit an understanding of life-cycle cost analysis, failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA), maintenance task analysis, level of repair analysis (LORA), and reliability centered maintenance (RCM).
  6. Analyze logistics in the production, utilization, sustaining support and retirement phases. The student should be able to exhibit an understanding of how it is applied.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Students will complete two case studies. In each case, grading will be based on the following:

  • In-depth coverage of the subject matter
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and concept application
  • Logical and smooth flow of ideas
  • Quality of writing
  • Quality and variety of sources used

Students may choose the subjects for their case studies from the wide range of topics associated with Logistics Engineering. Case studies will be double spaced and 12 point type. Additionally, case studies will be from 3 to 4 pages, not counting title, table of contents or reference pages, with a minimum of three (3) references cited.

One of the two studies will be briefed to the class in the form of a 5 to 7 minute formal presentation. To enhance discussion and learning each student will provide at least three Power Point presentations slides. Students may brief from a Flash Drive or provide each student with a handout. One paper copy will be provided to the instructor.

Each class session will begin with a review of the previous week’s activity. The review will include discussion and quiz consisting of true and false, matching, fill in the blank and possibly a short essay question.

The mid-term and final examination will be primarily of the essay type where grading will be based on the criteria identified above for the two case studies.

We will have two guest lecturers plus a tour of a Hill AFB depot facility. BGen Stu Boyd is a former Commandant of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He has an extensive flying background, including the F-16. He also has experience in new weapon system acquisition and logistics support of fielded systems. He will lecture on the topic of Air Force Future Logistics.

Mr. Brett Forsberg has a varied background in teaching quantitative analysis at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Effective use of his capabilities will be made in Chapters 2 and 3.


Component                                                      Points                        Percentage of Grade

Oral Presentation                                             50                              10%
Case Studies (2 @ 50 points each)                  100                            20%
Chapter Quizzes (8 @ 12.5 points each)          100                            20%
Midterm Examination                                       100                            20%
Final Examination                                             150                            30%

            Total Possible Points                            500

Letter Grades:

A         90 to 100%
B          80 to 89%
C         70 to 79%
D         60 to 69%
F          Below 60%

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:
Late submission of course material will not be accepted without prior coordination and approval by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are entitled to full participation in class without interruption.  Disruption of the class by inconsiderate behavior is not acceptable.  Students are expected to treat the instructor and other class members with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises.
Cell phones: Please turn cell phones to vibrate/silent.  If it is necessary to take a call, please step out into the hallway.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1                        Read: Chapter 1: Introduction to Logistics
21 March                     Be prepared to discuss the closing of Manis Air Base, Kyrgiztan.
                                    Why is America being asked to leave? What are the logistic
                                     implications? Are there options?
Week 2                        Chapter 1 Quiz and Review
28 March                     Read Chapter 2: Reliability, Maintainability & Availability
                                    Read Chapter 3: The Measures of Logistics and System Support
                                    Guest Lecturer: Mr. Brett Forsberg
Week 3                        Chapter 3 & 4 Quiz and Review
4 April                          Read Chapter 4: The Systems Engineering Process
                                    Case Study #1 due
Week 4                        Chapter 3 & 4 Quiz and Review
11 April                        Read Chapter 5: Logistics and Supportability Analysis
                                    Mid-Term Examination
Week 5                        Chapter 5 Quiz and Review
18 April                        Read Chapter 6: Logistics in System Design and Development  
                                    Hill AFB Depot Tour
Week 6                        Chapter 6 Quiz and Review
25 April                        Read Chapter 7: Logistics in Production/Construction Phase
                                    Guest Lecturer: BGen Stewart Boyd, USAF (Ret)
Week 7                        Chapter 7 Quiz and Review
2 May                          Read Chapter 8: Logistics in System Utilization
                                    Case Study #2 due
                                    Case Study Oral Presentations
Week 8                        Chapter 8 Quiz and Review
9 May                          Read Chapter 9: Logistics Management
                                    Case Study Oral Presentations
                                    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 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.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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