LG426 Logistics Management

for F3DD 2012

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LG 426 Logistics Management


F3DD 2012 DC


Reid, Ernest C.


Senior Adjunct Instructor


Masters in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelors in Management/Logistics Park University
Associates in Electronic Systems Technology Community College of the Air Force

Office Location

DSCC, Building 11, Section 9

Office Hours

By appointment prior to class.

Daytime Phone

740-814-2571 M-F and Saturday 9AM-5PM




Semester Dates

August 24-26 and September 7-9, 2012

Class Days

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Class Time

5-10:45PM Friday; 8AM - 6PM Saturday and Sunday


Prerequisite: MG101 or MG352

Credit Hours



Supply Chain Management a Logistics Perspective
Coyle, Bardi, Langley, Gibson, Novack
8th Edition ©2008
ISBN: 978-0-324-37692-0

Additional Resources:
Various Web Sites and references listed below and explored during class.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
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 believe the student, if motivated with interesting information, will excel in their field of indever. I expect the student to take the initiative to read the information and text provided and be prepared to interact with the instructor and class. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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:

300 Points: Case Studies: Three assigned per student.
Case studies and case study questions will be assigned at the end of each chapter. Students will be selected and assigned a specific case study to informally discuss the case issues and their response to the case questions. Individual case study assignments will take place at the first class meeting.
100 Points: Homework I.
Chapter 7, Pages 265-266, Case 7-1, Questions 1, 2, 3 and 6
Chapter 8, Pages 315-316, Study Questions 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11
Chapter 9, Page 388, Case 9-2, Questions 1-5
100 Points: Homework II.
Chapter 13, Pages 586-587, Study Questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 10
Chapter 15, Pages 640-641, Study Questions 1, 6 and 8
Chapter 16, Pages 672-673, Study Questions 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8
200 Points: Mid Term Exam, August 26 (take home essay,) Due September 7.
300 Points: Final Exam September 9


300 Points: Case Studies: Three assigned per student.
100 Points: Homework I 
100 Points: Homework II
200 Points: Mid Term Exam, August 26 (take home essay,) Due September 7
300 Points: Final Exam September 9

Course Grade:
A = 900-1000 Points
B = 800-899 Points
C = 700-799 Points
D = 600-699 Points
F = 0-599 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:

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:
 Students are expected to read all material, prepare all course work on time and participate in classroom activities.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

August 24 - Chapters 1 and 2
August 25 - Chapters 3, 4, 7 and 8
August 26 - Chapters 5 and 9; Assigned Case Studies, Homework, Mid Term Take Home (essay) Exam
September 7 - Chapters 6, 10 and 11
September 8 - Chapters 12, 13, 14 and 15
September 9 - Chapter 16; Assigned Case Studies, Final Exam
Case studies and case study questions will be assigned. Students will be selected and assigned a specific case study to informally discuss the case issues and their response to the case questions. Individual case study assignments will take place at the first class meeting.

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 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.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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