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MGMT 440 : Advanced Professional Logistics

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Advanced Professional Logistics
In the advanced professional logistics course, a heavy emphasis is placed on the analysis of the Systems Engineering, Integrated Logistics Support and other previously learned business logistics theories and concepts so as to determine their appropriate application. A secondary emphasis is placed on the horizontal integration of these theories and concepts in a practical framework, which will serve as professional guidance for the business logistics manager.

This course is designed to build upon the individual student knowledge base. Students will become more knowledgeable logisticians by collaborating with peers and by Internet searches to find solutions to important problems. In addition, students will sharpen their understanding of how logistics and supply chain management principles impact the overall product life-cycle and will experience sharing the information learned with those working in other product areas. Moreover, the student will review the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) Exam requirement, which is a logistics certification program provided by the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). Students will prepare and present an oral and written term paper that is formatted in accordance with the APA Guidelines and which addresses specific aspects of logistics management.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Differentiate Logistics Systems Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and System Life-Cycle Management components.

2. Assess the operational factors concerned with the maintenance and reliability of organizational assets.

3. Comprehend distribution and customer support.

4. Demonstrate the ability to quantify measures of logistics activities.

5. Describe the role of Management Information Systems (MIS) in enabling timely logistics management actions.

6. Discuss: A. The evolution of logistics support as a management discipline. B. The practical relationships between the various modern logistics disciplines and initiatives and how they depend on each other. C. The Product Development Process using the Systems Engineering Approach. D. Supply Chain and Logistics activities in support of Product Development, Production Operations, Warehouse Operations and Customer Operations.

7. Evaluate Logistics Acquisition and Production Support components, which are advocated by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the International Society of Logistics (SOLE).

8. Evaluate Operating and Controlling Logistics Operating Systems through Inventory and Project Management techniques, Supply Chain Management, and apply appropriate techniques for execution. 3

9. Explain: A. The key principles of management as applicable to logistics support. B. The control-enabling actions available to the logistics manager.

10. Synthesize Logistics Systems Design and Development components within the aircraft system life-cycle.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428

Excellent Internet References: SOLE - The International Society of Logistics is a non-profit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management. The SOLEtech Website provides a wide range of logistics topics and articles spanning all aspects of life-cycle management and Integrated Logistics support (ILS) management Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS). Other Suggested References: (1) Blanchard, B.S. (2004). Logistics engineering and management. (6th ed.). Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River. ISBN-10: 0-13-142915-9. This is one of the best logistics management texts available. (2) Textbooks from pre-requisite courses. (3) Access to the following Academic and/or Professional journals: (a) Logistics Spectrum: Journal of the International Society of Logistics. (b) Journal of Business Logistics (c) International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. (d) The International Journal of Logistics Management. (e) Transportation Journal Logistics and Transportation Review. (f) Harvard Business Review (g) Sloan Management Review (h) Business Horizons

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
William (Bill) P. Teeple - 2/15/2015
Peter O'Reilly - 2/15/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/15/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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