LG426 Logistics Management

for F2QQ 2011

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LG 426 Logistics Management


F2QQ 2011 HI


Pingel, C. Frederick


Adjunct Faculty


MS in Administration, Central Michigan University
BA in Management, Park University
Associate in Acft Maint Tech, Comm College of the Air Force

Office Location

Bldg. 383

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

17 October -- 11 December 2011

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours




Author: Coyle, John J.

Edition: 8th

ISBN-13: 978-0-324-22433-7

ISBN-10: 0324-22433-8

Publisher: South-Western Publishing Company

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Course Description:
LG426 Logistics Management: 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 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. 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:

Course Work:

Course work will include two case studies, 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. 

Expect two guest lecturers and one field trip to review supply chain management activities in the Hill AFB area.  The instructor will make wide use of media to make the student aware of the critical importance of supply chain management.

Case Study:

Students will complete two case studies with grading 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

Each case study will be from 4 to 6 pages, not counting title, abstract and reference pages. Abstract and reference pages are required. Papers will be double-spaced, 12-point type. A minimum of five (5) references will be cited.   

The instructor will provide the subject for Case Study #1.  Students may choose, with instructor approval, the topic for Case Study #2 from among current supply chain management/logistics issues related to LG 426.  

Turning-In the Case Study:  

The case study will be turned in to the instructor VIA the Internet as follows:

Instructor E-Mail address: frederick.pingel@park.edu

E-Mail Subject: (Student’s last name) + (Course Work Item). For example: “Pingel Case Study LG426.”

Attachment: Follow the same format as the E-Mail subject. For example: “Pingel Case Study LG426.”

Student questions/concerns will be addressed at the first class meeting.

Oral Presentation:

The Case Study #2 will be presented to the class in the form of a 6 to 8 minute formal briefing. Students will brief from Power Point slides (minimum of three slides required) previously provided to the instructor via email. One hard copy will be provided to the instructor just prior to the oral presentation. Students should use this exercise as if it was an opportunity to brief the company CEO and Board of Directors.

Again, student questions/concerns will be addressed at the first class meeting.  The instructor will provide specific instructions as to briefing expectations. 
Homework/class assignment will be as directed by the instructor. 


Case Study #1 150 15%
Case Study #2 150 15%
Midterm Examination 200 20%
Comprehensive Examination 300 30%
Homework/Class Assignments    200 20%
Total Possible Points 1000 100%

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 material will not be accepted without prior coordination and approval by the instructor.  Two points per day will be deducted for each day the course material is late.

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 phones to vibrate/silent.  If it is necessary to take a call, please step out into the hallway.  It is never acceptable to place a call from the classroom except during a break.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

Read Supply Chain Management: An Overview (Chapter 1) and Role of Logistics in Supply Chains (Chapter 2)

Week 2

Read Global Dimensions of Supply Chains (Chapter 3) and Supply Chain Relationships (Chapter 4),

Week 3

Read Performance Measurements and Financial Analysis (Chapter 5) and Managing Information Flows (Chapter 6), Facility Tour

Week 4

Read Demand Management (Chapter 7) and Order Management and Customer Service (Chapter 8), Midterm Examination

Week 5

Read Managing Inventory in the Supply Chain (Chapter 9) and Transportation (Chapter 10), Guest Lecturer

Week 6

Read Distribution--Managing Fulfillment Operations (Chapter 11) and Network Analysis Design (Chapter 12)

Week 7

Read Sourcing Materials and Services (Chapter 13), Operations (Chapter 14) and Managing Reverse Flows (Chapter 15), Case Study Due

Week 8

Read Strategic Challenges and Change for Supply Systems (Chapter 16), Oral Presentations and Comprehensive Examination, Guest Lecturer 

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 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 .

Additional Information:
This syllabus is a living document and may be adjusted, if necessary, to meet the needs of this class.


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