LG426 Logistics Management

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LG 426 Logistics Management


S2R 2013 SC


Davis, Gloria J.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Business Administration, Webster University
BS, Management, Park University
AAS, Logistics Mgmt, Community College of the Air Force

Office Location

Park University, Scott Campus Center, 375th FSS/FSDE

Office Hours

Before and after class, email and by appointment

Daytime Phone

501 766-7302



Semester Dates

18 March - 12 May 2013

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours



Supply Chain Management, A Logistics Perspective

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:

Learning is centered on the student therefore all activities focus on course outcomes with the student is responsible for learning those outcomes.

The instructor is responsible for presenting the course learning objectives in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on those outcomes.  Further, the instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the application of theories presented in the course.

Students will have the opportunity to articulate their knowledge of course outcomes through case study analysis, posting responses, participating in group discussions, and other forms of evaluation.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the major change drivers in our economy and in the global marketplace.
  2. Contrast and compare transportation system documents, Bill of Lading, Freight Bill and Freight Claims.
  3. Identify factors that may suggest a need to redesign a logistics network.
  4. Identify and explain macro trends that will impact the future of logistics and SCM.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Students are expected to read chapters prior to class meetings. Students will be evaluated based on the results of:

Class Participation (15% - 150 points)

Students are expected to actively participate in classroom activities. This includes completion of the relevant readings prior to class, assigned chapter review questions, interactive discussion.  Make-up participation credit is allowed for excused absences and will be assigned case by case based on the weekly activity requirements.

Homework (10% - 100 points)

Students will choose one organization or corporation from the "Chapter Preview" section found in beginning of each chapter of the weekly readings. Research/analyze a current event, online news article or podcast and write a short 50 word summary on a major point or objective.  Homework is due in weeks 2, 3, 5, & 6.

Weekly Activities (15% - 150 points)

To include weekly quizzes, review of case studies, learning team exercises, and discussion of relevant articles, as indicated. Specifics will be discussed during the first week of class.

Mid-Term Examination (20% - 200 points)

The Mid-Term exam is a closed-book assessment that will cover the first four weeks of class.

Final Examination (20% - 200 points)

The Final exam is a closed-book comprehensive assessment that will cover all material learned during the course of this class.

Research Paper (20% - 200 points)

The student will submit and present a research paper detailing the management functions of a company (ideas will be pre-approved by the instructor). Details will be discussed during the first week of class.



20% - Mid Term Exam (200 Points)
20% - Final Exam (200 Points)
20% - Research Paper (200 Points)
15% - Weekly Activities (150 Points)
15% - Class Participation (150 Points)
10% - Homework (100 Points)

100%-Total (1000 Points)

Grading Scale
A = 900 – 1000
B = 800 – 890
C = 700 – 790
D = 600 – 69
F = 0 – 590

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:
All course work must be submitted on the date indicated in the syllabus, to include examinations. Late submissions will be handled on a case by case basis, along with associated penalties. Suspense dates are those listed in the syllabus or otherwise discussed within the classroom.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus. Students will at the very least be required to place their cell phones on vibrate. I understand that many of you may need to answer a call please exit class before answering.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction/Overview
Chapters 1-2 (Discussion)
Weekly Activities

Week 2: Chapters 3-5 (Discussion)
Homework Summary Due
Weekly Activities

Week 3: Chapters 6-8 (Discussion)
Homework Summary Due
Weekly Activities
Midterm Review

Week 4: Mid Term Exam

Week 5: Chapters 9-11 (Discussion)
Homework Summary Due
Weekly Activities

Week 6: Chapters 12-14 (Discussion)
Homework Summary Due
Weekly Activities

Week 7: Chapters 15-16 (Discussion)
Research paper due
Weekly Activities
Final Exam Review

Week 8: Final Exam
Discussion of Final Exam Results & Course Summary

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 .

Additional Information:

Written assignments must be formatted in the APA Style of Writing.  Include a title page, citations and a reference page must be recognized to give credit to the source. 

The rules of APA Style®, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, http://apastyle.org/


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