Course Title: Global Fashion Supply Chains

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Fashion Supply Chains

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


HE Flexible 2016

Course Coordinator: Kate Kennedy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9256

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.01.04c

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge: Fashion product knowledge and fashion entrepreneurship.

Course Description

The course aims to develop knowledge of and skills in the operations of a global fashion supply chain. The format for the course delivery is via a global study in conjunction with an industry partner. You will investigate production and supply configurations suitable for range of fashion products. In this course you will develop strategies to create and manage various supply models. There will be a focus on entrepreneurial modes of practice and sustainable outcomes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, at a micro and macro level, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
  • Provide strategic leadership to effectively plan and manage the implementation of new directions and strategies within your professional field and environment, as well as effectively collaborate with others.
  • Investigate emergent global entrepreneurial issues and strategically respond to their impact in the fashion and textiles industry.

  • Apply analytical skills to conduct research to identify appropriate supply chain network configurations.
  • Interpret and evaluate the complex elements of supply network configurations and implement strategies to best manage an effective supply chain model within a defined operational environment.
  • Critically review local and or global supply chain elements to propose solutions that are socially, environmentally, economically sustainable and competitive.
  • Provide strategic leadership to effectively plan and manage the implementation of new production and supply network configurations for a variety of fashion products.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures and tutorials that will operate within specific fashion industry case scenarios that incorporate industry visits, field trips and industry supply chain analysis. As part of the course program you will be engaged in interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations. Your learning will also be derived from your own industry research which will include contact with external organisations. Current reading and trend research will enable completion of set tasks.

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 School Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

‘If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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