LG426 Logistics Management

for F1T 2012

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LG 426 Logistics Management


F1T 2012 DL


Steptoe-Simon, Cheryl


Professor / Adjunct Faculty


Masters in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelors in Management/McGregor School/Antioch University
Associates in Accounting/Clark State University

Office Location


Office Hours

614-378-4701 M-F 11-2PM EDT; 540-368-3140 M-F 6:30-9PM

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

8/20/2012 - 10/14/2012

Class Days


Class Time



MG 101 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 8th Edition 2009

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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 the process of learning continues throughout life. I am committed to providing the instructional guidance required and expect my students to commit to reading the text, participating in discussion, completing assignments and offering personal experience. It is my goal to work together to achieve the course objectives and to provide you with an exceptional learning experience.

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:

Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives identified above through online discussion, quizzes, and case studies will be the basis for each student's final grade.
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 by Thursday midnight. In addition, respond and comment to your peers posting to the case study with two well thought paragraphs, also in the same area. 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 as requested.
Lessons 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.


Chapter Review Questions: 140 pts total. There are a number of review questions that are worth 20 points each week. Each week a set of questions is assigned based on the material covered during the week. The questions break down as follows:
      1. 10 Questions (Chapters 1 and 2) 
      2. 17 Questions (Chapters 3, 4 and 5)
      3. 16 Questions (Chapters 6, 7 and 8)
      4. 4 Questions (Chapter 9)
      5. 10 Questions (Chapters 10 and 11)
      6. 13 Questions (Chapters 12, 13  and 14)
      7. 9 Questions (Chapters 15 and 16)

Case Study: 240 pt total -There are a total of 12 Case Studies that are worth 20 points each. Each week a set of questions is assigned based on the the case studies covered during the week. The questions break down as follows:

      1. 2 Questions (Case Study 2-2)
      2. 5 Questions (Case Studies 3-1, and 5-1)
      3. 10 Questions (Case Studies 6-1, 7-2 and 8-1 )
      4. 4 Questions (Case Study 9-1)
      5. 5 Questions (Case Studies 10-1 and 11-1)
      6. 5 Questions (Case Studies 12-1 and 13-1)
      7. 2 Questions (Case Study 15-1)

Mid Term Paper: 200 pts The Mid Term Paper is worth 200 points based on material presented and the instructors judgement based on factual completeness, format, spelling, and grammar. The paper will be assigned a percentage grade which will be used to develop the points assigned.

Final Exam: 300 pts There are ten essay questions in the final examination. Each question is worth 30 points based on the correctness and completeness of the answer presented.

Letter Grading Policy:
Letter                 Points
A                          900 - 1000points
B                          800 - 899 points
C                          700 - 799 points
D                          600 - 699 points
F                           0  -   599  points

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.
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.


Assessment Criteria -- Case Study


Thoroughly answered questions

4 points

Properly cited references and or quotations

4 points

Answer relevant to question

4 points

Submitted on time

4 points

Posted according to netiquette guidelines located in Help and Resources Page

4 points

Total Value

20 points

 Total 240 pts for class

Chapter Review Questions -- Case Study


Thoroughly answered questions

4 points

Properly cited references and or quotations

4 points

Answer relevant to question

4 points

Submitted on time

4 points

Collegiate level paper, correct spelling and grammar


Total Value

20 points

 Total 140 pts for class

Final Exam -- 10 essay questions at 30 points each question


Thoroughly answered questions (completeness)

15 points

Answer relevant to question (correctness)

5 points

Properly cited references and or quotations

5 points

Collegiate level paper, correct spelling and grammar

5 points

Total Value

30 points

 300 pts total for class

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:
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:
Assigned reading must be accomplished. Students are expected to fully participate in all online discussions. Each student's ability to express well-grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and may constitute a significant portion of the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
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

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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 95-96

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 95

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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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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Last Updated:8/7/2012 6:46:53 PM