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LG 302 Logistics Engineering
Wagner, Peter G.


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Course

LG 302 Logistics Engineering

Semester

F2HH 2011 PA

Faculty

Wagner, Peter G.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MS, Systems Management/Logistics
BS, Accounting

Office Location

Assigned Classroom

Office Hours

before/after class, or during class session breaks

E-Mail

207057@park.edu

PWa2902216@aol.com

Semester Dates

Oct 17 - Dec 11, 2011

Class Days

-T-----

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

LG201

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Blanchard, Benjamin S., Logistics Engineering and Management, 6th ed., Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 978-0-13-142915-4

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Additional Resources:
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 Decision Sciences European Journal of Operations Research Forbes Harvard Business Review IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineering Transactions) Insights 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 Logistics Spectrum Management Science Operations Research Production and Inventory Management Journal Production and Operations Management Quality Management Journal Service Operations Management Sloan Management Review

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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:
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

  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:

QUIZZES 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.
EXAMINATONS 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 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). ARTICLE ABSTRACT/SUMMARY (AB/SUM) GUIDANCE 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. California Management Review Decision Sciences European Journal of Operations Research Forbes Harvard Business Review IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineering Transactions) Insights 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 Logistics Spectrum Management Science Operations Research Production and Inventory Management Journal Production and Operations Management Quality Management Journal Service Operations Management Sloan Management Review

Grading:

Grading: Your final numerical rating will be calculated based on points as follows (total possible points = 1,000):

 
Article Ab/Sum 150 (100 written submission, 50 oral presentation)
 
Homework 200
 
Quizzes 150
 
Midterm Examination 200
 
Final Examination 300
 
Final course letter grades will be assigned as follows:
A 895 - 1000 points
B 795 - 894 points
C 695 - 794 points
D 595 - 694 points
F 594 or lower points

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:
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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

: 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
         9         Logistics Management    
                    Concluding Comments
 
8                  FINAL EXAMINATION (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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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:9/14/2011 7:27:55 PM