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  1. 1. Old Dominion University – Department of Engineering Management ENMA 613 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Syllabus – Spring 2001 Credit: 3 hours Lecture: 3 hours Meeting time: Tuesday, 7:15 PM to 10:00 PM Location: Teletechnet broadcast sites and main campus. Check ODU course listings or web site for exact locations. Textbook: Ballou, Ronald H. Business Logistics Management - Planning, Organizing, and Controlling the Supply Chain, 4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. (ISBN 0-13-795659-2) Course package: There is a course package that is available through the Monarch Copy Center (757-683-4400). It contains the following documents: 1. Ford Motor Company: Supply Chain Strategy (Harvard Business School Case 9-699-198) 2. The Power of Virtual Integration: An Interview with Dell Computer's Michael Dell (Harvard Business Review Reprint 98208) 3. What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product? (Harvard Business Review Reprint 97205) 4. Barilla SpA (A) (Harvard Business School Case 9-694-046) Supplemental References: Lambert, Douglas M. and James R. Stock. Strategic Logistics Management, 3rd Edition. New York: Irwin/McGraw – Hill, 1993. Lambert, Douglas M. James R. Stock, and Lisa M. Ellram. Fundamentals of Logistics Management. New York: Irwin/McGraw – Hill, 1998. Blanchard, Benjamin. Logistics Engineering and Management, 5th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. Simchi-Levi, David, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi-Levi. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain. New York: Irwin/McGraw – Hill, 2000. Catalog Course Description: Management systems for distribution, materials handling, inventory control, transportation planning, and facilities location and analysis. Special emphasis on logistics information systems and development of logistics strategy. Course Purpose: In recent years, logistics has taken a very visible position in management planning for competitive strategy, cost containment, and customer value. The purpose of this course is to provide the background for technical managers to understand both the strategic possibilities and goals of logistic supply chain systems and the analytical models that are used to evaluate and measure alternative operational approaches. Instructor: Paul Kauffmann, Ph. D., PE Office Location: Department of Engineering Management, Kaufman Hall, Room 129, Norfolk, VA 23529 Phone: 757-683-4946, Fax: 757-683-5640, Email: Office Hours: Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (other times can be scheduled based on student need) Web site: Please down load PowerPoint notes from this site prior to class. Notes for the first class will be available so we can utilize this time. Grading Policy: Grades will be based on A = 100-94, A- = 93-89 B+ = 88-85, B = 84 - 81, B-= 80-77, C+ = 76 - 73, C = 72 - 68, remaining per ODU graduate catalog. 1. 1. Final Exam (30 %): take home with analytical focus 2. 2. Mid term exam (25 %): in class with analytical focus 3. 3. Semester Project (25 %): demonstration of strategic and analytical skills 4. 4. Analysis of Cases (20%): analysis and report on two case studies (2 @ 10%)
  2. 2. Relationship of homework assignments and test content: Homework assignments track the topical areas covered each week. These assignments are quantitative and focus on developing and documenting proficiency in and understanding of the material. Solutions are available to you on the web page and homework is not collected. However, the mid term and final exams are based on this material and assess individual proficiency developed from these homework problems. Take them seriously. Case Study / Analysis: Two case studies have been selected to enhance understanding of the application of both the strategic and quantitative sides of logistics / supply chain systems. Students are encouraged to form two member teams to work on the cases and submit a single report. The case reports should not exceed 10 pages. All supporting data, charts, graphs, etc. should be integrated into the body of the report. In general, you should place yourself in the work place described in the cases and write a “work place” format report with your analysis/ recommendations. More details on format can be found in the project section below Semester Project Description Focus: To build the bridge from the course material to the work place, each student will complete a semester project in the area of logistics and supply chain management. This is an opportunity to expand understanding of logistics practices into new areas that are both job and career related. The project should be an individual effort unless specifically approved beforehand. Purpose: The purpose of the semester project is to allow you to use the tools and information from class to address or investigate logistics performance in your work place. This is an opportunity to make a difference in your career or for your employer or both. Students in the past have used this as an opportunity to supplement their career knowledge, investigate an ignored problem, gain workplace notoriety as an innovative thinker, or examine an area of professional interest. Example topics could be a critical analysis of supply chain or distribution strategies, inventory models, value added for customers or similar topics. If you are a full time student and don’t have access to work place logistics data or systems, call me to discuss a topic. Grading: The semester project will be graded on four areas: G Professionalism of the report: qualities include spelling, paragraph and sentence structure, · integration of appropriate graphics and tables, etc. i · Demonstration of logistics knowledge: Integration of logistics issues or topics including supporting data and depth of understanding of the issue examined. s · Quality of the analysis. This includes factors such as the degree of innovation, complexity of the problem examined, and level of analysis. The project must demonstrate the ability to use data to analyze a logistics problem. a · Importance or impact of the work: Demonstration of the usefulness of the analysis or information to the individual, the organization, or the logistics field. Development of these papers into conference presentations is strongly encouraged. The project must demonstrate a quantitative – analytical component. Semester Project Schedule: 150 word abstract due by mid term exam, final report due by last class Length and Format: Project reports should contain no more than fifteen pages of high quality, substantive material. Papers should be 1 ½ spaced, 12-point times new roman with 1” margin on all sides. Supporting data can be included in appendices. Written work for this course should adhere to the guidelines established in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4th edition). A good web site for this information is:
  3. 3. Document all your sources and references. Web references should use the format described in:
  4. 4. ENMA 613 Logistics: Topic Plan Spring 2001 Class Topics I. Introduction to Logistics and Logistics Planning 1 Review of syllabus and course plan Overview of Defense Logistics 2 1. Introduction to Business logistics 2. Logistics strategy and planning II. Customer Service Strategy 3 3. Logistics and the product 4. Customer Service 4 4. Customer Service (continued) 5. Order Processing and Information Systems III. Transportation Strategy 5 6. Transportation Fundamentals 7. Transportation Decisions 6 7. Transportation Decisions (cont.) 7 8. Storage and Handling System 8 Mid term exam Spring Break IV Inventory Strategy 9 Chapter 9 Logistics Forecasting 10 Chapter 10 Inventory Policy 11 Chapter 10 Inventory Policy (continued) 12 Chapter 11 Purchasing and Supply Decisions 13 Chapter 12 Storage and Handling Decisions V. Location Strategy 14 Chapter 13 Facility Location 15 Theory of Constraints Last class – final exam distributed.