LG302 Logistics Engineering

for S1QQ 2013

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LG 302 Logistics Engineering


S1QQ 2013 HI


Pingel, C. Frederick


Adjunct Faculty


MS Administration, Central Michigan University
BS Management, Park University
AA Acft Maint, Comm College of the Air Force

Office Location

Bldg 383

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

14 January - 8 March 2013

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours



Title: Logistics Engineering and Management
Author: Benjamin S. Blanchard
Edition: Sixth
ISBN: 0-13-142915-9
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

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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:

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. 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:

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 be short answer type questions with some true/false and matching questions.

Homeworkwill be as assigned by the instructor.

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 and meet APA standards. 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 302.

Turning-In the Case Studies:

Case studies will be turned in VIA the Internet to frederick.pingel@park.edu.

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 7 to 10 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



Case Study #2



Midterm Examination



Comprehensive Examination



Oral Presentation



Homework/Class Assignments



Total Possible Points



Letter Grades:


90 to 100%


80 to 89%


70 to 79%


60 to 69%


Below 60%

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:

Written assignments are due on the date assigned. There will be a ten-point penalty for each class period a paper is turned in late. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absence.

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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

Read Chapter 1: Introduction to Logistics

Week 2

Read Chapter 2: Reliability, Maintainability & Availability Measures

Week 3

Read Chapter 3: The Measures of Logistics and System Support

Week 4

Read Chapter 4: The Systems Engineering Process--Midterm Examination

Week 5

Read Chapter 5: Logistics and Supportability Analysis--Case Study #1 Due

Week 6

Read Chapter 6: Logistics System Design and Development

Week 7

Read Chapter 7: Logistics in Production/Construction Phase--Read Chapter 8: Logistics in System Utilization

Week 8

Oral Presentations--Final Examination--Case Study #2 Due

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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