Integrated Logistics Management, MGT 5500

CRN 62256  Section IU

Summer 2024

(Online)

Instructor Name: Daniel “Dan” Mattioda, PhD         Phone:  (850) 865-7290 (voice/text)

Office Location:  Virtual                                            Email:  dmattioda@fit.edu or

Office Hours:  By appointment                                  Mattioda1967@gmail.com

 

Text

Required text for this course:

Integrated Logistics Support Handbook, 3rd Edition

Jones, James

McGraw-Hill Logistics Series

ISBN 13: 978-0-07-149103-7 

ISBN 10: 0-07-149103-1 

 

Course Description

This is a course in logistics management, a term which denotes a total system approach to the management of all of those activities involved in physically moving raw materials, inventory, and finished goods inventory from point of origin to point of use or consumption. Effective logistics management can improve a firm's marketing effort by establishing consistent and dependable customer service levels. In mature markets, customer service represents the most efficient and effective method for a firm to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Also, logistics costs can exceed 25% of the cost of doing business (or about 50% of marketing costs) and the assets employed by logistics can represent as much as 50% of a company's total assets. Consequently, better management of logistics activities offers significant potential for improving corporate profitability and return on assets. The teaching method will be a combination of lecture, on-line discussions of assigned topics and a term paper. Areas covered will include: the role of logistics in the economy and organization; customer service; logistics information systems; inventory management; managing materials flow; transportation; warehousing; materials handling, computerization, and packaging issues; purchasing; global logistics; organizing for effective logistics; methods to control logistics performance; supply chain management; and implementing logistics strategy.

 

Course Objectives

This course has four major objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of the role of logistics in a marketing-oriented society
  2. Provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis and discussion of key contemporary issues and problems in logistics
  3. Develop an understanding of the characteristics of logistics system elements and their interrelationships within individual companies
  4. Develop conceptual and pragmatic insights into logistics and related areas

 

Instructional Methods

Discussions in class will be based on a conference/seminar approach. Class instruction will consist of lectures/discussions.  Discussion posts and comments to other classmate posts are also part of the instructional method.  Student posts are part of the participation grade for the class.  Research for the Report (Term Paper) also provides a student learning opportunity.

 

Course Requirements

All students are expected to review the text, readings or projects assigned for each session.  Students are encouraged to identify and analyze any relevant material and bring these materials and ideas to the attention of the class via posts/blogs. Students are held responsible for material in all assigned sessions as well as highlighted class presentations (see Grading Methods). The Course will use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to record all student inputs as in Exams, Term Paper and Participation. Canvas will also be used to conduct the virtual portions of the course.

 

Class Performance

  1. Mid Term Exam

The mid term exam is a 5-question essay type exam.  The student must answer at least 3 of the 5 questions.  Students are responsible for all material covered in class and assigned textbook readings 

  1. Final Examination

The final exam is a 5-question essay type exam.  The student must answer at least 3 of the 5 questions.  Students are responsible for all material covered in class and assigned textbook readings.

  1. Term Paper

Students in teams of three or less will prepare a professional Term Paper. Each Term Paper should include the following area (suggested though not required).  Please keep the length of the paper to 10 pages or less.  Use 12-point font, double spaced.1) Title & Statement of the Problem/Opportunity (1 paragraph)
2) Background (1/2 page)
3) Situation (1-2 page)
4) Analysis/Comparisons (2-3 pages)
5) Recommendations (1-2 page)
6) Summary & Conclusions (1-2 page)
7) References (3 or more)

Term Papers are posted into Canvas.  Term Papers are to be Academic Research related to the course or a topic from the student’s organization that has Integrated Logistics Management implications. Students can also choose an actual Integrated Logistics Management issue that the student wants to research. The purpose of this requirement is to provide actual experience in succinctly identifying and analyzing a significant work-related Integrated Logistics Management issue.

The Florida Tech Library has an online system that you can use to search for materials to support Reports. Go to John H. Evans Library and use the Express Links to the left. You will find an A to Z journal list to be helpful, and the Databases and Indexes as well.

Term Papers need to be uploaded to Canvas no later than 1700 of the respective due date (5:00pm) CDT.

  1. On-Line Posts (total of four) Participation

Four discussions topics will be initiated throughout the course.  Each student is required to make an initial post and comment on two other student posts.

Grading Method

Final course grades will be determined by a weighted average of your individual grades on various course activities.  The approximate weight will be as follows:

Course Activity

Weight

Participation (On-Line Post & Comments)  

40%

Report

20%

Mid Term Exam

20%

Final Exam

20%

Total

100%

Grade scales are as follows:  A= 100-90%   B= 89-80%   C= 79-70%   D= 69-60%   F= 59% or lower

Course Outline and Assignments

SESSION

READINGS

CLASS TYPE

DELIVERABLE

1) Week of 13 May

Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Online

Bios Submitted

2) Week of 20 May

Chapters 3, 5 and 6

Online

Week 2 Discussion Topic

3) Week of 27 May

Chapters 7, 8 and 9

Online

Report Lab

4) Week of 3 June

Chapter 10, 11 and 12

Online

Week 4 Discussion Topic

5) Week of 10 June

Mid Term Exam (Chapters 1-12)

Online

Mid Term Exam

6) Week of 17 June

Chapters 13, 14 and 15

Online

Week 6 Discussion Topic

7) Week of 24 June

Chapters 16, 17 and 18

Online

Report Lab

8) Week of 1 July

Chapters 19, 20 and 21

Online

Week 8 Discussion Topic

9) Week of 8 July

Chapters 22, 23 and 24

Online

Report Lab

10) Week of 15 July

Chapter 25

Online

Term Papers Due

11) Week of 22 July

Final Exam (Chapters 13-25)

Online

Final Exam

Student Bio/Resume are uploaded into Canvas LMS and they are not graded.

Visit the CANVAS Information Area for answers to frequently asked questions or to request assistance. http://it.fit.edu/training/lms/canvas.php

Summer 2024 Academic Calendar: https://www.fit.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/summer-2024/

Attendance Policy

Attendance is required on a weekly basis. Students are expected to view the online lectures in the week they are offered, and to log onto the site often enough to remain abreast of the communication on the Announcement section as well as any Class News or information from the Professor. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of everything happening in the class online.

Academic Honesty Definitions & Procedures

Located in the student handbook at:

https://www.fit.edu/policies/student-focused-policies/standards-and-policies/academic-honesty/

Title IX Statement

The university’s Title IX policy is available at https://www.fit.edu/policies/title-ix/ Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Florida Institute of Technology policy also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

Florida Tech faculty are committed to helping create a safe learning environment for all students that is free from all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If you, or someone you know, have experienced or is experiencing any of these behaviors, know that help and support are available.

Florida Tech strongly encourages all members of the community to take action, seek support, and report any incident of sexual harassment or gender discrimination to Grace Gamage, Title IX Coordinator at 321-674-8885 or ggamage@fit.edu.

Please note that as your professor, I am required to report any incidents to the Title IX Coordinator. If you wish to speak to an employee who does not have this reporting responsibility, please contact the Student Counseling Center at 321-674-8050.

Please note that as your professor, I am required to report any incidents to the Title IX Coordinator.

If you wish to speak to an employee who does not have this reporting responsibility, please contact the Student Counseling Center at 321-674-8050.

Academic Accommodations

Florida Tech is committed to equal opportunity for persons w/disabilities in the participation of activities operated/sponsored by the university. Therefore, students w/documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable educational accommodations. The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports students by assisting w/accommodations, providing recommended interventions, and engaging in case management services. It is the student’s responsibility to make a request to OAR before any accommodations can be approved/implemented. Also, students w/approved accommodations are encouraged to speak w/the course instructor to discuss any arrangements and/or concerns relating to their accommodations for the class.

Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR):

Recording Disclosure (Privacy Waiver)

This course may be recorded for use by students and/or faculty. Enrolled students are subject to having their images and voices recorded during the classroom presentations, remote access learning, online course discussions, and remote office hours/meetings. Course participants should have no expectation of privacy regarding their participation in this class.  Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not registered in the courses, or uploaded to other online environments.  All recordings will be deleted at the conclusion of the academic term.