LG302 Logistics Engineering

for S1QQ 2010

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LG 302 Logistics Engineering


S1QQ 2010 HI


Pingel, C. Frederick


Adjunct Faculty


Masters of Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelors of Management, Park University
Associate in Acft Maint Tech, Comm Coll of the Air Force

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Semester Dates

11 January – 07 March 2010

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours



Title: Logistics Engineering and Management
Author: Benjamin S. Blanchard
Edition: Sixth Edition
ISBN: 0-13-142915-9
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

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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:

Course Work:
Course work will include a case study, review of weekly assignments and two closed book, closed notes examinations.  The final examination will be comprehensive in nature.  Examinations will make use of true/false, matching and essay type questions.
Grading for the case study, midterm and final examination essay questions 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

Case Study:

This offering requires a case study. Students may choose, with instructor approval, the subject for their case study from the wide range of topics associated with Logistics Engineering. The case study will be double spaced and 12 point type. Additionally, the case study will be from 5 to 7 pages, not counting title, table of contents or reference pages, with a minimum of six (6) references cited. Abstract and reference pages are required. 

Case Study Presentation:
The case study will be briefed to the class in the form of a 5 to 10 minute formal presentation. To enhance discussion and learning each student will provide at least three Power Point presentation slides. Students may brief from a flash drive, using the instructor’s computer, or provide each student with a handout. Students should use this exercise as if it were an opportunity to brief the company CEO and Board of Directors.

Turning-In the Case Study and Oral Presentation Slides:
The case study and the presentation slides will be sent to the instructor VIA the Internet as follows:
Instructor E-Mail address: frederick.pingel@park.edu
E-Mail Subject: (Students last name) + (Course Work Item).  For example: "Pingel Case Study."
Attachment: Follow the same format as the E-Mail subject.  For example: "Pingel Case Study."
Student questions pertaining to the case study and oral presentation will be reconciled at the first class session.
Other Course Activities:
Two guest lecturers and a tour of a Hill AFB depot facility are part of the anticipated class activities


Percentage of Grade
Oral Presentation
Case Study
Midterm Examination
Final Examination
Total Possible Points

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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course work 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 fellow class members and the instructor with dignity and respect, especially in cases when a diversity of opinion arises.
Please turn cell phone to vibrate/silent.  If it is necessary to take a call, please step out into the hall.  It is never acceptable to place a call from the classroom except during a break.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Read: Chapter 1: Introduction to Logistics
12/14 Jan 10
Week 2 Read Chapter 2: Reliability, Maintainability & Availability Measures
19/21 Jan 10 Guest Lecturer
Week 3 Read Chapter 3: The Measures of Logistics and System Support
26/28 Jan 10
Week 4 Read Chapter 4: The Systems Engineering Process
2/4/Feb 10 Mid-Term Examination
Week 5 Read Chapter 5: Logistics and Supportability Analysis
9/11 Feb 10 Hill AFB Depot Tour
Week 6 Read Chapter 6: Logistics in System Design and Development
16/18 Feb 10 Read Chapter 7: Logistics in Production/Construction Phase
Week 7 Read Chapter 8: Logistics in System Utilization
23/25 Feb 10 Read Chapter 9: Logistics Management
Case Study Due
Week 8 Guest Lecturer
2/4 Mar 10 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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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