Course Title: Plan and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: OMGT5035

Course Title: Plan and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6144 - Advanced Diploma of International Business

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

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 describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a transport and logistics system within an international trade organisation or relevant workplace environment. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21668 Plan and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

Element:

1. Determine a suitable transport and logistics system for international trade organisations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse transport and logistics systems to assess potential contribution to the attainment of organisational goals and objectives. 1.2 Identify transport and logistics needs of all stakeholders. 1.3 Research and analyse constraints that may impact on transport and logistics systems 1.4 Identify and analyse operating environment of the transport and logistics systems. 1.5 Develop transport and logistics strategy in accordance with relevant regulatory and organisational requirements.

Element:

2. Develop and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish policies, procedures and work practice guidelines to ensure the transport and logistic system is legal, ethical and functional. 2.2 Determine resource requirements of the transport and logistics system. 2.3 Establish organisational review and reporting protocols for the transport and logistics system. 2.4 Develop implementation plan for the transport and logistics system in accordance with relevant regulatory and organisational requirements. 2.5 Implement the transport and logistics plan in the required time period. 2.6 Establish a local and international receiving and distribution network

Element:

3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish critical success factors and key performance indicators for a transport and logistics system. 3.2 Establish timelines for the objectives of a transport and logistics system. 3.3 Implement performance monitoring systems linked to the management information system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.


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 implement a transport and logistics system within an international trade organisation or relevant workplace environment. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.


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 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.

 

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

 

Week noWeek BeginningClass DateWeekly TaskAssessment Details & Timings
110 Feb10 Feb

Teacher, Student intro rules, Explain Schedule, Assessment and Feedback, Deadlines and submissions and Results: competency and resubmission process

Introduction to Transport and Logistics - importance to society and derived value of each

 Task 1 - explanation of quiz to be completed by week 5
217 Feb17 Feb

Transport and Logistics Regulation, import export rules, customs, AQIS etc. Rules regarding differing modes of transport

Management of Dangerous & Hazardous Goods - outline, structure and purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets

 In class presentation
324 Feb24 Feb

 Strategic Planning Identify transport and logistics needs of all stakeholders and their needs.

Vision /  Mission statements to set out Logistics & Transport goals to stakeholders.

 Mini Test - Quiz T & L Stakeholders and Strategies
42 Mar2 Mar

Transport and Logistics Systems - variety and types - benefits and outcomes of each

Negotiating information system purchases - System Requirements Specifications
Freight Transport Management Systems - in depth focus

 
59 Mar9 MarLogistics Operations - planning, procedures and defining constraintsAssessment Task 1 T & L Strategies & Systems  - Quiz due 8th March 23:59hrs
616 Mar16 MarTransport and Logistics needs of business and how they relate to strategies that systems can fulfil Creation of Groups for Assessment 2 & 3 - explanation of Quiz 2
723 Mar23 MarLogistics Systems Requirements to fulfil strategic goals, Document relevant research and background for inclusion in the strategic plan for transport and logistics system 
830 Mar30 MarResourcing requirements for implementation of system and ongoing operation of system Cost Benefit Analysis & Return on Investment - selling your business case, making it look attractive 
 9 - 15 April Mid Semester Break 
9

6 Apr

13 Apr

6 Apr

13 Apr

Implementation Plan for System - project planning, resources, constraints, costs, deadlines  and critical pathsTask 2 due - Sunday 5th April 23:59hrs - Individual submissions
1020 Apr20 AprPricing and Costing Freight - Volumetric, Weights, Unit Loads, Manually costing versus System-based 
1127 Apr27 AprGeographically dispersed markets, mapping - Distribution plans and leadtimes
Planning, pricing freight and overseas distribution network exercise
Overview of written report activities - Discuss final submission and hand in process
124 May4 MayEstablish critical success factors Deliverables and Milestones (PDCA ) - performance indicators to monitor progress when implementing a planDiscussion re written report 
1311 May11 May

Reporting on KPIs, success factors and overall performance measurement. 

Defining protocols - who needs what information and when -  integration to standard Management Information Systems

Report writing tips

 
1418 May18 MayBringing together all of the elements of your work to make the Plan for submission 
1525 May25 MayIn class refresh and support groups -  facilitation hand in as agreed after extension requests etc

Task 3 due 31st May 23:59hrs
Individual Submission of final work

161 June1 JuneFeedback & Re-submissions 
178 June8 June 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 are required to provide evidence of what someone competent in the workplace is able to do and what is acceptable evidence to permit an assessor to make a professional judgment. Evidence provided is to be related to:

  • developing a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation including:
    - an implementation plan for transport and logistics system; policies
    - procedures and work guidelines,
    - resource requirements,_ reviewing and reporting protocols
  • monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system
  • knowledge of transport and logistics systems in international trade.

Further, you will be required to provide evidence of the following:

communication skills to:

  • convey information in order tmanage international freight transfer operations
    - complete documentation pertaining tinternational transport and logistics systems
    - maintain workplace records and documentation pertaining ttransport and logistics operations
    - question, clarify, discuss and report on logistics needs with stakeholders
    - access, read and interpret business and market data, regulatory requirements and other planning information
  • numeracy skills for the analysis of statistical data
  • language and literacy skills tread and interpret instructions, procedures and information
  • planning skills to:
    - implement performance monitoring and management information systems
    - monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
    - modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • technological skills tselect appropriate transport and logistics information systems and procedures.

Knowledge Evidence

Further, you are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • transport and logistics system in international trading
  • Government and the impact of legislation on transport and logistics policies, practices and conventions – national and international
  • logistics contractual obligations and liabilities
  • insurance requirements for human resources, inventory, plant and equipment
  • internal and external logistics brokers
  • technological developments including automated handling and electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • informational and points of contact for varying types of transport and logistics operations/alternatives – politicians, industry advisory bodies and brokers
  • budgetary considerations for development, implementation and operation
  • public and private ownership of transport networks
  • inventory systems in the transport and logistics industry
  • integration of transport and logistics system reporting intMIS
  • sourcing and purchasing and materials management – policies, procedures and planning
  • organisational critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • technology used in transport and logistics
  • transport and logistics systems:
    - automated and manual
    - just in time (JIT)tracking
  • transport and storage of hazardous materials
  • transport and logistics local and international trends
  • customer service processes in the transport and logistics industry
  • management information and reporting requirements in the transport and logistics industry
  • cost/benefit analysis processes
  • legislative requirements, policies and procedures transport and logistics industry
  • materials handling equipment

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-assessed with  BUSM6356C Develop & Implement Strategic Plans

Students are required to complete  3 tasks for these conjoined subjects. You must successfully complete all tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment Task 1 -  Quiz - essay type questions - Company and Industry strategic Research Exercise

Date and time due:
 Week 5

Purpose:
Your task in weeks 1 - 5 is to thoroughly research this company and industry so you can complete the full detailed quiz questions on the internal and external environment that the company is operating in. You will be asked to outline their current strategy, their market status and their Mission Statement.  You will broaden out your knowledge of the industry by discussing with your peers in class who have been allocated a company operating in the same industry segment.

The purpose of this assessment is to provide every student  the opportunity to background research - ensuring that they prioritise the key factors about the company in terms of their strategic direction

Assessment Task 2 -  Quiz - essay type questions – Crucial Information Outline – Transport/Logistics System

Date and time due: Week 10

Purpose:
Your current freight provider is closing down and you have to find a replacement to begin in 3 months. Your company has been using the same local carrier since you began in business they were offered very cheap rates and standard services but they were reliable and your Senior Managers were good friends with the Owner of the freight company so this was never called into question.

You have been set up as a project team to define what your new freight strategy will look like – you need to initially prepare a report for your Senior Managers outlining your future freight strategy.

You complete the task by filling in the answers to the questions in a Quiz which is linked to this assessment

Assessment Task 3 – Business Case Report –Recommendation for FTMS

Date and time due: Week 15

Purpose:

This assessment enables the students, working in their ‘industry and company’ groups, to utilise all of their knowledge gained in the course to formulate a coherent report which recommends the purchase and implementation of a Transport System – in this case it is a Freight Transport Management System (FTMS).


Assessment Matrix

 

The competency assessment map that maps all the assessment tasks is available on CANVAS mapping.

 

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 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:  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

Resubmissions (VE Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful (Not satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. 

 

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 the 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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