Course Title: Manage a supply chain

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5369 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Manage a supply chain

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM8745C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email: timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain within various contexts in the transport and logistics industry. It covers the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain.

It includes implementing a demand-driven supply chain management strategy, managing the supply chain, and evaluating and improving supply chain effectiveness.

The unit generally applies to those who lead individuals or teams.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIL5055 Manage a supply chain

Elements:

1 Implement demand-driven supply chain management strategy

2 Manage supply chain

3 Evaluate and improve supply chain effectiveness


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain within various contexts in the transport and logistics industry. It covers the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain.

 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • developing and implementing policies
  • focusing on the customer
  • implementing, managing and reviewing management strategies
  • implementing contingency plans
  • negotiating and liaising with suppliers and relevant stakeholders, verbally and in writing
  • using appropriate technology, including software
  • working collaboratively with others
  • working with attention to detail and thoroughness.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • business terms and conditions for purchasing, tendering and contracting
  • ethical behaviour
  • legislation related to importing commodities
  • legislation, codes of practice, national and international standards applicable Acts and contract law
  • organisational policies and procedures related to supply chain management, purchasing, contracting and tendering
  • procedures for operating electronic communications equipment
  • product knowledge related to goods and services required by the organisation
  • requirements for completing relevant documentation
  • ways to build trust and collaboration as opposed to competition.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.