Course Title: Manage a supply chain

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM8745C

Course Title: Manage a supply chain

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5369 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIL5055 Manage a supply chain

Element:

1 Implement demand-driven supply chain management strategy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Responsibility for supply chain management within the organisation is assigned in accordance with the strategy

1.2 Technology and software for implementing the strategy is accessed and operationalised within the requirements of the strategy and budgetary allocation

1.3 Policies and procedures are designed to guide business relations and operations in accordance with the strategy

1.4 Supporting business processes are designed or re-designed to support implementation of the strategy

1.5 Support is provided to staff, customers and supply chain to assist in implementation of the strategy

Element:

2 Manage supply chain

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Communication and information exchange with strategic partners and suppliers is managed in accordance with the supply chain management strategy

2.2 Collaboration with supply chain organisations is facilitated to determine demand at each level of the supply chain in accordance with the strategy

2.3 Sales and payments are managed in accordance with supply chain and risk management strategies, and legal and ethical requirements

2.4 Actions to build trust and foster a supply chain culture are implemented in accordance with the strategy

2.5 Opportunities are identified to adjust policies and procedures to respond to the changing needs of customers, supply chain and the organisation

Element:

3 Evaluate and improve supply chain effectiveness

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Demand chain management and supply chain management are monitored in accordance with the supply chain management strategy

3.2 Effectiveness of the supply chain is reviewed with each level of the supply chain, including staff and customers, and areas are identified for improvement

3.3 Business data and reports are used to compare outcomes, budgets, timelines and forecasts to actual performance

3.4 Technology performance is reviewed and recommendations are made for improvements to hardware, software and/or their use, in accordance with strategy and budget

3.5 Feedback and evaluation results are used to plan and improve future supply chain management strategies


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.

 


Details of Learning Activities

A range of in class activities, case studies and face to face delivery will provide a range of learning and teaching experiences for students.


Teaching Schedule

This course is co-delivered with

BUSM8744C Develop and Maintain Operational Procedures;

BUSM7986C Administer chain of Responsibility

The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows but please note that it is subject to change 

Week Number

Date

Topic

Assessment Week

1

3 Jul  2017

Teacher, student introductions Rules, Explain cluster and schedule Assessments, Feedback Deadlines and resubmissions. Results: competency and grades.

 

2

10 July

Topic 1 Types of Supply Chain and Operational Quality controls

 

3

17 July

Topic 2 SWOT Analysis, Strategy Theories and Trialling Procedure protocols

 

4

24 July

Topic 2 SWOT Analysis, Strategy Theories and Trialling Procedure protocols cont,

 

5

31 July

Topic 3 SC Technology and In class Plan and Develop learning activity

 

6

7 August

Topic 4 Supply Chain Re-design

 

7

14 August

Topic 5 Communicate Operational Responsibilities

 

8

21 August

Topic 6 Develop Operational Procedures

 

  

Semester break 28 August - 3 September

 

9

4 September

Topic 6 Develop Operational Procedures cont

Assessment Task 1 – Manage Supply Chain Blog.

10

11 September

Topic 7  Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures

 

11

18 September

Topic 7  Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures cont

 

12

25 September

Topic 7  Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures cont

 

13

2 October

Topic 8  Importance of Assessing Readiness to Implement Strategy

 

14

9 October

Topic 8  Importance of Assessing Readiness to Implement Strategy cont

Assessment Task 2 – Administer chain of Responsibility

15

16 October

Topic 9  Demand driven supply chain strategy

Assessment Task 3 –Operational Procedures 

16

23 October

Receive Final Submissions requiring extension Review, Assess and Feedback

 

 

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required
to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes bit also the amount of effort required to undertake,
evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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.


Assessment Tasks

This course is co-delivered with:

BUSM8744C Develop and Maintain Operational Procedures;
BUSM7986C Administer chain of Responsibility

However the assessments are not co-assessed.  Assessment Task 1 is the assessment for Manage a Supply Chain..

Assessment Task 1 – 3 Parts – Manage Supply Chain Blog

Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 9 Sunday the 10th Sept by 11:59pm
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually

Purpose:
Supply chain management involves overseeing the entire supply chain cycle from raw materials to producers, component suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, third party service providers, retailers, customers and recyclers, plus freight, distribution and cash flow.

Requirements:
The manage supply chain blog is made up of 3 parts each containing 3 questions. Each part will need to be completed by logging on to the blog via blackboard, completing each question and saving for checking and reply comments. You will only be marked as “Competent” or “Not Competent” (in reply) for the first 2 and the third will provide a final first assessment “Indicative” grade. ALL must be completed and logged before each due date. Non receipt of any of the 3 parts will result in “Did Not Submit” (DNS) fail. Note: answers can be typed directly into the comments area of the blog or a separate document (word) can be attached.

Assessment Task 2 – Administer Chain of Responsibility
Policies and Procedures (multiple exercises/actvities).

Date handed out: Week 6
Date and time due: Week 14 Sunday 15th of Oct by 11:59pm
Group or Individual: Individual – Note: This assignment follows on from Assignment 1 – on the same company if possible.

Purpose: This assignment will allow you to demonstrate your administered chain of responsibility policies and procedures. It requires you to research your current practices to review and ensure compliance within your organisation.

Requirements: You have been provided with a student assessment exercise pack which include a series of multiple exercises/activities. This is to be completed during the completion of your course and the student workbook. Pitstop indicators will alerts you to your progression points to assist in an even workflow.

Assessment Task 3 – Implementation of Supply Chain and Operational
Procedures written report.

Date handed out: Week 6
Date and time due: Week 15 Friday the 20th of Oct by 11:59pm
Group or Individual: Individual – Note: This assignment follows on from Assignment 1 – on the same company if possible.

Purpose:This assignment will allow you to develop a plan of "Operational Procedures“. It requires you to develop innovative strategies and tactics to overcome day to day workplace issues that encourage meeting workplace goals and key performance indicators in a work area.

 


Assessment Matrix

You should:

  • Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date
  • Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (Hard copy and soft copy)
  • When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
  • Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, s34567, Task 2 – Safety Induction Assessment, OHTH5872C Ensure a Safe Workplace, Page 1.

 

Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

 

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.

Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)

 

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

 

Re-submissions (VE Programs)
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one re-submission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the re-submission. 

 If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible. 

Grading & re-submissions
Re-submissions are not graded and do not contribute to your overall grade for the course.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

 

Marking Guide (Competency)

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

 

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

 

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

 

Final Grades table

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

 

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own.


The penalties for cheating in assessment are severe, whether the cheating involves plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of data, copyright infringement or some other method. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student.

 

Referencing
RMIT Business produce their own referencing guidelines entitled written reports and essays: guidelines for referencing and presentation in RMIT Business which all Business students should use.


RMIT Business referencing guidelines (RTF, 1,286 KB, 52 pages); A supporting Referencing website has been developed for the RMIT Business guidelines.You can find out more about Academic Integrity at RMIT’s Academic Integrity webpage.

 

Group Assessment
A number of your assessments will rely upon group work. This is a critical part of your program as in the workplace you will be regularly required to work in a team environment. Teamwork is also one of the key employability skills for this qualification.

 

The key to being successful in group work is getting to know your classmates and finding out what they want to achieve. You should seek to find a team which shares your key interests and drivers.

If you are facing issues with your group, the key is to resolve them quickly well before assessments are due. If you need to you can seek support from your teacher.

 

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