Course Title: Production Management B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Management B

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Tim Lindgren

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9254

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.03.01

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will prepare you to be a responsible, industry-focused graduate. You will gain knowledge of social and global issues related to production management and the implications for the industry and organisations within it. In this course you will develop analytical and practical skills for working in a fashion team to deliver a product on time and to an acceptable level of quality, meeting your customers expectations from both a product and ethical standpoint. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to make business decisions towards the most efficient and effective production cycle, creating greater products for customers and greater business outcomes for organisations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Lead and manage own work and other team members or individuals within a fashion and textiles enterprise.

2. Problem solve effectively in a fashion and textiles enterprise.

3. Apply analytical decision making techniques in a fashion and textiles environment.

4. Apply sustainable practises related to fashion and textiles issues.

5. Apply logical and critical thinking in resolving a range of management issues in a fashion and textiles context.

6. Identify, research and analyse emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

7. Conceptualise, integrate and organise information in order to resolve complex issues related to fashion and textiles product development.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Evaluate systems and processes required to source fashion product.

2. Explain the procurement, co-ordination and delivery of a fashion product range using a variety of strategies, processes and communication tools.

3. Analyse a small product range comparing local and offshore manufacturing whilst evaluating price point and enterprise capabilities.

4. Assess situations and identify communication methods in order to achieve critical path deadlines in the fashion and textiles industry .


Overview of Learning Activities

As preparation for entering the industry this course will provide you with a diverse range of learning experiences. These experiences will combine self directed research, case analysis, peer interaction and discussion together with academic led presentations, resulting in the development of skills that are expected of current industry professionals.

Using a combination of on line lectures, introductory theory and practical workshops, you will work individually and collaboratively within a team to complete your assessments. In addition, students will be encouraged and expected to participate in robust class discussions, exploring and debating current relevant issues.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include examination, reports, case studies and problem solving activities.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: