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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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
1. Determine a suitable transport and logistics system for international trade organisations.
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.
2. Develop and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation.
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
3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system
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.
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.
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 no||Week Beginning||Class Date||Weekly Task||Assessment Details & Timings|
|1||10 Feb||10 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|
|2||17 Feb||17 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|
|3||24 Feb||24 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|
|4||2 Mar||2 Mar||
Transport and Logistics Systems - variety and types - benefits and outcomes of each
Negotiating information system purchases - System Requirements Specifications
|5||9 Mar||9 Mar||Logistics Operations - planning, procedures and defining constraints||Assessment Task 1 T & L Strategies & Systems - Quiz due 8th March 23:59hrs|
|6||16 Mar||16 Mar||Transport 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|
|7||23 Mar||23 Mar||Logistics Systems Requirements to fulfil strategic goals, Document relevant research and background for inclusion in the strategic plan for transport and logistics system|
|8||30 Mar||30 Mar||Resourcing 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|
|Implementation Plan for System - project planning, resources, constraints, costs, deadlines and critical paths||Task 2 due - Sunday 5th April 23:59hrs - Individual submissions|
|10||20 Apr||20 Apr||Pricing and Costing Freight - Volumetric, Weights, Unit Loads, Manually costing versus System-based|
|11||27 Apr||27 Apr||Geographically 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|
|12||4 May||4 May||Establish critical success factors Deliverables and Milestones (PDCA ) - performance indicators to monitor progress when implementing a plan||Discussion re written report|
|13||11 May||11 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
|14||18 May||18 May||Bringing together all of the elements of your work to make the Plan for submission|
|15||25 May||25 May||In class refresh and support groups - facilitation hand in as agreed after extension requests etc||
Task 3 due 31st May 23:59hrs
|16||1 June||1 June||Feedback & Re-submissions|
|17||8 June||8 June||Final Re-submissions|
Overview of Assessment
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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).
The competency assessment map that maps all the assessment tasks is available on CANVAS mapping.
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Late Submission Procedures
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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.
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.
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.
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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:
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