Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MANU5923C

Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Ben Stranieri

Course Contact Phone: 9925 91112

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amanpreet Singh


Phone: +61 3 99259163

Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to source materials and resources that are required for production of textiles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4006A Source textile materials and resources


1.  Identify and locate required textile resources

2.  Analyse order and supply conditions

3.  Compare supply costs

4.  Order and receive textile materials and resources

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Materials required for production of textile products are identified from production specifications

1.2 Expertise required for production is identified and in-house availability of skills assessed.

1.3 Supply criteria in order to meet production requirements are determined

1.4 Textile suppliers in Australia and overseas are identified and researched.

1.5 Range of textile services provided by suppliers are identified and compared with supply criteria and production specifications

1.6 A shortlist of preferred suppliers that meet criteria is developed and details documented

2.1 Minimum order requirements for suppliers are identified.

2.2 Lead times required for different suppliers are identified and compared.

2.3 Capacity of suppliers to meet order and delivery requirements are investigated and compared.

2.4 Shipping and freight options are identified and compared.

2.5 Supplier business conditions are documented to allow for future reference.

2.6 Communication channels for supplier are confirmed and established for business operation

3.1 Capacity of suppliers to meet price and quality requirements are analysed and compared

3.2 Costs, including hidden costs of purchases are identified.

3.3 Costs of purchasing direct from overseas suppliers, contractors or manufacturers are compared to purchasing from local suppliers.

3.4 Payment options offered by suppliers are identified and compared

4.1 Suppliers are selected for supply of materials and resources based on their ability to meet required specifications and competitiveness.

4.2 Orders are completed and placed with suppliers according to own and supplier business requirements

4.3 Orders are monitored and followed up to ensure that conditions will be met.

4.4 Orders are received and quality and content checked against documentation.

4.5 Invoice is processed for payment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

This course provides students to analyse the supply chain and logistics system in TCF industry.

Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningWeekly Schedule Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
06/02/12Introduction to Supply Chain, Supply Chain Activities, Value Chain, Supply Chain in Apparel1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 
13/02/12Supply Chain Processes, Globalization and International Trade1.4, 3.3, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2 
20/02/12Supply Chain Strategies2.1, 3.1, 
27/2/12Tariff and Subsidies1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 4.3 
5/3/12Presentation -1 Presentation -1 (Covering elements 1, 3)
12/3/12Presentation -2 Presentation -2 (Covering elements 1, 3)
19/3/12Logistics Service Providers1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 4.3In Class Activity (Covering Elements 6,7)
26/3/12Incoterms Workshop1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 4.3In Class Activity (Covering Elements 6,7)
2/4/12Procurement and Outsourcing
(Assignment Discussion)
2.1, 2.3, 4.3, 4.4, 7.1, 7.2 
 BREAK 6th April – 10th April  
16/4/12Inventory management -14.2, 4.3, 4.4, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 
23/4/12Inventory Management -2
(Submission of Incoterms Questions)
6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2 
30/4/12Warehousing and Materials Management6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2 
7/5/12Assignment Discussion6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 
14/5/12Assignment Discussion6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 
21/5/12Assignment - Submission  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Mangan J (2008) Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, john Wiley & Sons, Ltd Chopra S. and Meindl, P (2007) Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, & Operation, 3rd edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall
Waters D. (2003) Logistics: An Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Palgrave Macmillan

Other Resources

- International journal of Logistics Management
- International Journal of Operations and Production Management
- Journal of Business Logistics

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be compiling a written report and an oral presentation covering the learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Presentation on "Identify the impact of globalization on Supply chain and supply chain performance".

Assessment: 2: Exercise on Sea and Air Freight Calculations

Assessment 3: Major hands on report "Discuss the supply chain and supply chain issues of Garment manufacturing / textile company".

Assessment Matrix

AssessmentMethodMarks Awarded
Assesssment - 1Presentation35%
Assesssment - 2In Class Activity (Incoterms)20%
Assesssment - 3Major Assignment45%

Other Information

For the report, students need to submit their work in hard copy to offering coordinator in person. A completed and signed assignment sheet must be attached to assignment before submission. Failing to submit work on time will be penalized by 5% of the assessment marks per day later than the due date.

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