Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BUSM 2090 - Logistics

Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Business Management
Assistant Dean: Brooke Miller, M.B.A.
3 Credit(s)
This course explores the essential nature and strategic role of logistical operations for the American business enterprise. Included will be the design and control of the flow of goods, services and personnel to its destination and management of the flow with the supply chain. Focus will include inventory, warehousing, packaging, environmental concerns, and transportation modes. Special attention will be given to the global and web-based context for logistical decision-making. UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Identify how the essential role of logistics applies in general to a successful economy and specifically to each successful firm in providing a multitude of “hidden” services from: product packaging to EDI tracking, bar coding, logistics channel selection, customer service, hazardous materials handling, mode of transpiration, warehousing, international documentation and successful inventory control.

Graded class participation and discussion, In-class case analysis and written summaries and chapter examinations. [Knowledge based outcomes are assessed throughout weeks 5 - 15 by chapter examinations.

2. Identify and analyze the common types and attributes of logistics equipment and storage systems used in the industry.

Written evaluation of homework assignments and chapter examinations.

[Week 2-15]

3. Prepare an organization and process chart for a supply chain linkage including both line and staff functions for both an industrial and service-oriented corporation.

Written evaluation of homework assignment.

[Week 5-10]

4. Create a warehouse layout and design pattern based on the principles and objectives of materials handling efficiency for ultimate customer service.

Written evaluation and examination.

[Week 11- 15]

5. Create and submit a detailed case study of a modern American corporation elaborating on the techniques used to improve the operation of the inbound and outbound supply chain complete with estimates of cost efficiencies.

Class discussion, group assignment participation and research paper.

[Week 13-15]


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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