Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

+61 3 9925 9163

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 Different types of fabric suppliers/contractors are identified and researched.

1.2 Trims required for production are identified.

1.3 Services required for production are identified.

1.4 Purpose and specifications of different materials and resources are identified.

2.1 Suppliers/contractors within Australia who service fashion industry are located.

2.2 Materials and services that are available from different suppliers/contractors are identified and compared.

2.3 Minimum order requirements for given suppliers/contractors are identified.

3.1 Suppliers/contractors overseas that service fashion industry are located.

3.2 Materials and services that are available from different suppliers/contractors are identified and compared.

3.3 Costs incurred when purchasing overseas and mechanisms to minimise them are identified.

4.1 Lead times required for different suppliers/contractors are identified and compared.

4.2 Capacity of suppliers/contractors to meet delivery requirements are investigated and compared.

4.3 Payment options offered by suppliers/contractors are identified and compared.

4.4 Capacity of suppliers/contractors to meet price and quality requirements are identified and compared.

5.1 Costs, including hidden costs of purchases are identified.

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

6.1 Most appropriate shipping and freight options to suit fashion industry are identified and compared.

6.2 Role of shipping and customs agent is identified.

7.1 Sources are compared against required specifications.

7.2 Sources are selected based on their ability to meet required specifications.

7.3 Orders are placed and monitored.

7.4 Orders are received and checked.

7.5 Documentation is completed.

8.1 Quality standards for goods and services used in fashion industry are identified.

8.2 Protocols for goods received and inspected are established.

8.3 Continuous improvement of process is carried out.

8.4 Documentation is completed.

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

Lectures, tutorials, online activities, workshops where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues. They are required to actively engage in case study material, problem solving activities, videos, self-reflection and discussion.

Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningWeekly SchedulePerformance Criteria Assessment Tasks
11/2/2013Introduction to Supply chain and Logistics, IKEA case study and Video
1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 
18/2/2013Globalisation and International Trade, Impact of globalization1.4, 3.3, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2 
25/2/2013Supply Chain Strategies, Lean videos and exercises2.1, 3.1,1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 4.3 
4/3/2013Revision - Discussion  
11/3/2013Test - 1 Test - 1
18/3/2013Logistics Service Providers, Sea freight calculations1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 4.3 
25/3/2013Logistics Service Providers, Sea freight calculations (Assignment Issued 35%)1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1,8.3,8.4 
BREAK29/3/2013 - 7/4/2013  
8/4/2013Logistics Service Providers, Air freight calculations4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5,6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2 
15/4/2013Inventory Management – 1, ABC Classification of Inventory, ABC concept on Excel4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5,6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2 
22/4/2013Inventory Management – 2, Economic Order Quantity6.1, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2 
29/4/2013Warehousing and Capacity Management, Bullwhip effect Exercise 7.1, 7.2 
6/5/2013Report Submission and Presentations Presentation
13/5/2013Outsourcing and Transportation, Transportation Modelling on Excel2.1, 2.3, 4.3, 4.4, 7.1, 7.2 
3/6/2013Final Test (40%) Test - 2

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: Test

Assessment - 2: Major hands on report and presentation "Discuss the supply chain and supply chain issues of Garment manufacturing / textile company"

Assessment - 3: Test

Assessment Matrix

AssessmentMethodMarks Allocation
Assessment - 1Test25
Assessment - 2Report and Presentation35
Assessment - 3Test40

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