• Warehouse


    Global Logistics and SCT, Global Logistics Operations, Introduction to Information Technology, Global Logistics Management

    School Year:                          2016-2017

    Teacher:                                 David Ayala

    Room #:                                11-001            

    Phone:                                  (352) 671-4765, ext. 50211                           

    Instructor E-mail:                 David. Ayala@marion.k12.fl.us

    Course Numbers:                   9503110, 9503130, 9503120, 9503140


    1st year : Supply Chain Logistics – Foundational Knowledge (Reddy, Hutton) ; Supply Chain Logistics - Mid-level Technical Knowledge (Reddy, Hutton) ;

    2nd year : Essentials of Supply Chain Management (Michael H. Hugos)

    Course Description

    Supply Chain Logistics (9503110, 9503120): This is the first course in MTI’s Supply Chain and Materials Handling Program in the Global Logistics Academy. The course is designed to be a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of the supply chain life cycle, the transport and safe handling of materials. The course is taught in tandem with Introduction to Information Technology Applications. Students will be encouraged to study and prepare for certification in Microsoft Office 2013 and the MSSC CLA/CLT certificates.

    Supply Chain Operations & Management (9503130, 9503140): These are two courses for the second year of the program that take a higher level approach to the fundamentals learned in the first year. The students will be engaged in more research, practicums and projects to achieve a supervisory/managerial level of mastery.

    The goals of the Global Logistics Academy are to achieve:

    -          Forklift operating certification

    -          OSHA Certification

    -          Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) in the first year

    -          Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) in the second year

    -          Certifications in Microsoft Office 2013 Suite

    -          Highly developed employability and interpersonal skills

    -          Internships and employment placement for all eligible and successful students 


    Specific topic coverage includes:

    • Sales, service, and marketing skills
    • Ethics, values, and culture in commercial enterprises (Overview)
    • Teamwork and Good Workplace Conduct and Values (Detailed)
    • Job Interview Process
    • Employment Practices
    • Logistics Environment
    • Material Handling Equipment
    • Safety Principles
    • Safe Material Handling and Equipment Operation
    • Quality Control Principles
    • Work Communication
    • Using Computers and applications in Logistics
    • Microsoft Office Suite: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • PCs on a Network
    • PCs on the Internet
    • Securing your PC and LAN
    • Warehouse Management Analytics




    This course will use a combination of lectures provided by the instructor and business partners, demonstrations, and hands-on activities with exposure to the full supply chain life cycle and career. Hands-on activities will involve both individual and team activities. Students will be expected to do research as well as use other materials provided as handouts or from the internet, participate in class discussions, simulation/lab assignments in a functioning warehouse,, complete homework assignments on time, and study for quizzes and tests. Additional materials to study for the Microsoft Office exam will be provided. Students need to plan adequate study time to be successful on the Microsoft Office and CTA/CLT exams.


    Students also experience a working warehouse environment to learn the full range of skills in the supply chain that will enhance their employability and value. Students will be evaluated on quizzes, tests, homework completion, and demonstrating various basic skills required of a logistics associate or technician. Internship placements within the community are strongly encouraged and pursued.


    Students will study and sit for both the Certified Logistics Associate and the Microsoft Office exams in the first year and for the Certified Logistics Technician exam in the second year. The exams may be taken at the MTI Vue Test Center on our campus.




    Students will have the opportunity to participate in the following if all requirements are met:

    • SkillsUSA
    • Coaching
    • Skills Drills
    • Warehouse operations
    • Mock Job Interviews
    • Internships
    • Workplace skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and technology use.
    • Microsoft Office Suite Certifications
    • CLA/CLT certifications
    • College Course Credits
    • OSHA certification




    Homework should be typed using full sentences with double spacing between questions. Use a header with your name, class periods, date and topic. Apply footer with your last name. Staple multiple pages together in the correct order.


    • Real World Problems solved using Team Group Dynamics and Presentations
    • Homework assigned as needed by the instructor
    • Warehousing/Lab Activities
    • Chapter Readings
    • Internet Research Activities
    • Guest Speakers
    • Field trips
    • Competencies Check List (portion of Final Exam)




    Each assignment, lab activity, homework, notebook, workplace skills, professional ethics, class participation and attendance, and quizzes will be assigned a point total. Grades will be based on the percentage weight of each category. Total points for the course will be based on number of assignments, activities, quizzes, etc. that are provided throughout the semester.

    Projects/Tests                                              25%

    Foundational Skills, Values & Ethics           15%

    Quizzes/Classwork                                      10%

    Homework/Notebook                                  10%

    Assessments/Final Exam                            40%


    What Grade Will You Strive to Achieve?     Comments: It is the responsibility of the student to get their assignments from the Instructor if absent. If a test was missed due to an excused absence, the student should make arrangements with the Instructor to make up the test outside of regular class time. If you are absent due to an unexcused absence, you will be allowed 1 day to complete the assignments and tests missed, but the scores will be reduced by 25%. Instructor will provide a due date for the missed work (may be the next day).Homework will not be accepted after the due date except in the case of absence as allowed herein. If a student misses more than 7 (seven) fifty-minute periods of unexcused absences within the semester, the student will be subject to a “mastery exam”. If the student does not pass the “mastery exam”, the student will “fail” that semester. (Marion County School Board Policy)

    NOTE: Academy classes are 2 (two) fifty-minute periods per day. A grading period is 4.5 weeks long. The days go by very quickly, therefore, attendance and completion of work on-time are critical for success.

    Tardy Policy: Class begins on time. If late for class, you will be marked tardy (lose points) if you arrive within the first 10 minutes. Per school policy, after that time, you must go to attendance to obtain a “tardy pass”. After the third tardy, a student will receive a referral.  Subsequent tardiness will require a parent conference and reported to the Discipline Office. 


    A = 90-100%

    Exceeds Expectations; consistent and most effective application of critical thinking, great troubleshooting skills, active participant in class, works well in a team, good attendance and professional ethics, model for others to follow.


    B = 80-89%

    Meets Expectations; effective application of critical thinking, good troubleshooting skills, active participant in class, good attendance and professional ethics, consistently completes all assignments above minimum requirements, a solid performer.


    C = 70-79%

    Passing Grade; accomplishes minimum requirements, satisfactory understanding of the basic concepts, good attendance and professional ethics.


    D = 60-69%

    Passing Grade; quality and quantity of work and participation is below average, poor attendance


    F = below 60%

    Failing; quality and quantity of work and participation or professional ethics unacceptable




    • Think Safety; Work Safely
    • Be Respectful
    • Be Prompt and Prepared for Class
    • Be an Active Participant
    • Be Productive
    • Be a Problem Solver
    • Maintain a good attitude
    • cell phone use is prohibited except as allowed by instructor for specific assignments




    • 2”- 3-ring binder notebook with > 5 dividers
    • Pencil or pen
    • paper (lined and graph)
    • USB drive ( > 4 GB )                            



    I believe that all students can be successful in the logistics classroom. The key is in applying personal responsibility through one’s attitude toward the subject. Attitude is virtually all that one really controls; a positive attitude in class will lead to good results.

    This recipe for success is achieved by mixing several ingredients together. The teacher can mix quality instruction, modeling necessary skills, relevant activities, and helping students to achieve an understanding of the course concepts and why they will have a future impact on their lives and their incomes.

    The student can actively participate by solving or attempting to solve given problems just as they will be required to do in real life. When understanding is not taking place, the student is expected to ask questions, seek help, request tutoring, or ask for remedial work. Learning takes place in an environment where the teacher and student work together to achieve stated goals; partnership is a life skill we incorporate into the course.

    Practice is necessary to become adept at playing sports, playing a musical instrument or gaining skills in an area of interest; so too are study and practice necessary for a student to become expert in logistics. Through a mix of activities, assignments and projects we can reach our goals. Subject presentations, practicals, and references may be found on the teacher website at MTI.

    Course Standards: In Global Logistics and SCT students will demonstrate mastery of the Florida State Standards found on the State of Florida Department of Education website (FLDOE).

    Evaluation criteria, classroom rules, material needed every day will be available by September 1st on my teacher webpage. Teacher’s notes and other important information will also be available throughout the year on my teacher webpage.

    Extra Help/Counseling: I will available most school days during 7th period (3:15 – 4:15 pm) and on some days before 1st period (7:30 – 7:45 am). I may be available on Fridays by appointment only.


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