Course Title: Develop and evaluate strategies for transport and logistics enterprises

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: BUSM8746C

Course Title: Develop and evaluate strategies for transport and logistics enterprises

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5369 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact: Suzanne Maugeri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1466

Course Contact Email: suzanne.maugeri@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:  Lorraine Hall
Lorraine.Hall@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 150

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 develop and evaluate strategies for transport and logistics enterprises in accordance with relevant Australian and international regulatory requirements, standards, codes of practice and workplace procedures.

It includes analysing the enterprise’s internal and external operating environment, developing strategies to maximise enterprise outcomes, implementing and evaluating strategies, and responding to changes within the transport and logistics environment.

Work is under general guidance on progress and outcomes. It requires discretion and judgement for self and others in planning and using resources, services and processes to achieve required outcomes.

The unit generally applies to those with responsibility for resource coordination and allocation, who lead individuals or teams.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIP5011 Develop and evaluate strategies for transport and logistics enterprises

Element:

1 Analyse the enterprise's internal and external operating environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1

Effectiveness of the enterprise’s principal services, products and competitive advantages are identified and confirmed through market analysis

1.2

External factors, including legislative requirements, changes to technology, domestic and international market variability and political constraints impinging on enterprise operations are researched and analysed

1.3

Impending changes to internal operations or the external environment are determined

1.4

Analysis is undertaken of the enterprise’s capacity to operate within the defined environment, outlining opportunities to improve market share and/or positioning

1.5

Recommendations for changes to workplace structure, systems, procedures, workforce composition and market orientation are generated and documented in consideration of internal and external analysis and enterprise goals and values

Element:

2 Develop strategies to maximise enterprise outcomes

Performance Criteria:

2.1

Recommendations for changes to enterprise operations are assessed for feasibility and for cost-benefit from both a short- and long-term perspective

2.2

Enterprise capability and capacity to facilitate changes within financial and time constraints are assessed and documented

2.3

Recommendations and supporting documentation are circulated to relevant personnel for agreement

2.4

Strategies to implement agreed recommendations are generated and documented

2.5

Support processes, including the allocation of human, physical and financial resources, the designation of timelines and the setting of the culture and climate of the enterprise, are undertaken

Element:

3 Implement and evaluate strategies

Performance Criteria:

3.1

Performance benchmarks for measuring the effectiveness of change strategies are implemented

3.2

Responsibility for implementing change strategies is clearly defined and allocated to designated personnel

3.3

Implementation processes are monitored and adjustments are made to strategies as required

3.4

Enterprise performance in relation to identified benchmarks is regularly monitored and reviewed, and adjustments are made as required

3.5

Individuals/teams are kept informed of progress in the implementation of change

Element:

4 Respond to changes within the transport and logistics environment

Performance Criteria:

4.1

Nature, extent and impact of issues or changes on enterprise operations are identified

4.2

Relevant information is processed to establish priorities and responses for dealing with issues or changes

4.3

Strategies are generated/adjusted and controlled to meet changes in the transport and logistics environment

4.4

Liaison is initiated and maintained with organisations/individuals affected by changed operational practice

4.5

Actions undertaken are clearly documented and filed


Learning Outcomes


This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to develop and evaluate strategies for transport and logistics enterprises in accordance with relevant Australian and international regulatory requirements, standards, codes of practice and workplace procedures.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.


We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

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

 

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.

 

Week & Date

Topic

Readings and Activities

Assessment

Week 1

8-Jul-18

Introduction to Strategies

Reading: Course Workbook and template familiarisation

 

  

Activity: Research Enterprises and the Transport and Logistics Strategies

 

Week 2

15-Jul-18

Logistics & Transport Strategies

Reading: Course Workbook

 
  

Activity: Research for Assessment 1

 

Week 3

22-Jul-16

Developing Research skills & Competitive Advantage

Reading: Course Workbook

 
  

Activity: Research for Assessment 1

 

Week 4

29-Jul-19

Planning and manage CHANGE

Reading: Course Workbook & RMIT Study Guides

Assessment Task 1
Due: 4 Aug 23:59hrs

  

Activity: Research for Assessment 1

 

Week 5

5- Aug- 19

External Environment

Reading: Course Workbook & RMIT Study Guides

 
  

Activity: Research for Assessment 2

 

Week 6

12-Aug-19

Legislation & Regulation

Reading: Course Workbook & RMIT Study Guides

 
  

Activity: Research for Assessment 2

 

Week 7

19-Aug-19

Internal Environment

Reading: Course Workbook & RMIT Study Guides

 
  

Activity: Research for Assessment 2

 

Week 8
26-Aug-19

SWOT - Business Process Mapping

Reading: Course Workbook & RMIT Study Guides

 
    
 

Mid semester break 2 - 8 September Inclusive

Week 9

9-Sept-19

Benchmarking and Best Practice

Complete and Submit Assessment 2 at end of this week

Assessment Task 2
Due: 15th Sept 23:59

  

Reading: Articles on Benchmarking and Best Practice

 

  

Activity Course life cycles

 

Week 10

16-Sept-19

Performance Measurement

Reading: Articles on Performance Measurement

 

  

Activity: Tips and tricks showcase

 

Week 11

23-Sept-19

Project Management & Time Mgmt Tools

Reading: Articles on Project Management & Time Mgmt Tools

 
  

Activity: Course schedule project: Getting started

 

Week 12

30-Sept-19

Change Management

Reading: Articles on Project Management & Time Mgmt Tools

 

  

Activity: Course Schedule development

 

Week 13

7-Oct-19

Writing Business Reports

Reading: Advisory on Writing Business Reports and practice

 

  

Activity: Course schedule project: Finalising

 

Week 14

14-Oct-19

Transport and Logistics Environment

Reading: Reading: Articles on Transport and Logistics Environment

 

  

 

 

Week 15

21-Oct-19

Logistics Future Strategies

Reading : Articles on Transport and Logistics Future Strategies

 

 

 

Complete and Submit Assessment 3 at end of this week

Assessment Task 3
Due: 27 Oct 23:59
via Turnitin

Week 16
28-Oct-19

Feedback and re-submissions

Await assessment 'complete' confirmation otherwise re-submit

 

Week 17

4-Nov-19

Final re-submissions

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 


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
  • communicating effectively with others when developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise
  • completing documentation related to developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise
  • implementing contingency plans
  • modifying activities to cater for variations in workplace contexts and environment
  • monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol
  • planning and organising business systems and activities
  • prioritising work and coordinating self and others in relation to workplace activities
  • providing leadership and working collaboratively with others when developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise
  • reading and interpreting business and market data, regulatory requirements and other planning information relevant to developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise
  • reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • selecting and applying appropriate technology, information systems and procedures
  • working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • application of current competencies within functional activity
  • application of relevant Australian and international standards and associated certification requirements
  • Australian and international regulations, codes of practice and legislative requirements relevant to workplace operations
  • current and future market initiatives including new technology, products and processes
  • operational competitor and internal business systems, resources, management and workplace operating systems
  • hazards and risk that may exist when developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise, and ways of controlling the risks involved
  • market and other external environmental factors including the regulatory environment
  • organisational strengths and weaknesses including the competencies of individuals in the team/group
  • problems that may occur when developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise, and action to be taken to report or resolve these problems
  • relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental protection procedures and regulations
  • relevant workplace documentation procedures
  • resource availability including the competencies of individuals in the team/group
  • workplace processes for developing and evaluating strategies for an enterprise.

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

You must successfully complete all three assessments tasks to be deemed competent in this course.

Assessment Task 1 – Research Sector Profile on Charity Allocated to You
Date and time due:  Week 4 (4 Aug 23:59)

Purpose: 
This assessment quiz with essay type questions that are designed for you to detail and prove your capability to undertake research on a Charity that you were allocated. The quiz enables you to display your competence in a structured but detailed and targeted way.

Assessment Task 2 – Map out, Measure & Evaluate a Current Logistics Operations
Date and time due:  Week 9 (15 September 23:59)
Purpose:
This assessment quiz with essay type questions that are designed for you to map the process and flow of our focus activity (operating stats etc). Where it fits into overall process, who are the functions/activities 'internal customers' and 'internal suppliers'.

Assessment Task 3 –Business Report : Developing and Implementing a Logistics or Transport Strategy - Evaluation and Measuring Success
Date and time due:  Week 15 (27 Oct 23:59)
Purpose:
The purpose of this assessment task is to allow you to:

·         Outline your understanding of a logistics flow and operation

·         Explain strategies and goals in the context of an organisation

·         Evaluate strategies and describe how to approach their development and implementation

·         Detail key performance indicators and their application

·         Create Project and Communication Plans that complement Change programs

·         Identify Workplace Health and Safety risks and plans to minimise them

·         Demonstrate their knowledge of external factors i.e. regulation and legislation that applies to their charity and sector

 

 


Assessment Matrix

he competency assessment map that maps all the assessment tasks is available on CANVAS mapping document 

Submission Requirements 

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 the Assessment task document that includes a declaration and statement of authorship.
  • Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.

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 preented 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:  https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/extensions-of-time-for-submission-of-assessable-work

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for Special Consideration.  You must submit your application within five working days after your assessment date or due date.

More Information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration

Re-submissions (VE Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful (Not satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) in a Course Assessment Task 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.

 Adjustments to Assessment

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

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/adjustments-to-assessment

 

Final Results

 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.

 The following grades are available for this course:

CA

Competency Achieved

NYC

Not Yet Competent

DNS

Did Not Submit for Assessment

 

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