Course Title: Production Planning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: GRAP5121L

Course Title: Production Planning

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5115 - Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear

Course Contact : Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to contribute to planning for efficient and effective production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRGN06A Contribute to production planning


LMTPRGN06A/01 Interpret production requirements

Performance Criteria:

· Projected requirements regarding stock supplies, product quantities, quality and delivery schedules are identified and interpreted
· Information related to the sales/market forecast, specifications and supporting data is compiled for inclusion into overall plan


LMTPRGN06A/02 Gather production information

Performance Criteria:

· Information relating to production capacity is obtained and/or confirmed
· Details of production line requirements regarding batch/run sizes and other relevant information are identified and assembled for use in production plan preparation
· Plan for production is placed on appropriate time scale to ensure that goods match schedule
· Resources, supply requirements, availability of machines and personnel is identified and/or confirmed


LMTPRGN06A/03 Participate in planning meetings

Performance Criteria:

· Specific requirements for the meeting are confirmed
· Production data and other planning information is collated, prepared and presented, where required
· Information is conveyed appropriately in accordance with meeting procedures
· Comments are contributed and appropriate input is provided to ensure relevant information is included in overall plan
· Agreement on the plan is sought and confirmed in accordance with enterprise procedures
· Plan is documented in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B of guide.

Details of Learning Activities

Theory & practical lessons, industry visits and team projects that focus on:
1. Students are to receive a simulated production order and simple sample for a product. Topics to be covered would include the product specifications, the quantity to be produced, the quality specified for the product, the fabric characteristics and performance, the machine and machinist capability of the company (use the machines available in the production class room), and all resources necessary to produce this product.
2. Theory on production planning & its purpose. From the information gathered from the production order supplied, students to work in teams to development a production plan. They will need to take into account any restraints or potential improvements, and OH&S legislation.
3. Using the production plan that has been developed by students produce or simulate a small production run.
Monitor and record the efficiency and effectiveness of plan and modify
if necessary. Prepare report.

Teaching Schedule

Project One
Introduction to Course & Assessment Requirements
Produce a flow chart of the Garment Development Process that is computer generated and submitted electronically
• Collect, analyse and organise information
• Use technology

Project Two
Research and investigate the various production processes in current use in the Clothing Industry.
Brief description of two production processes and submit electronically.
Visit an Industry Organisation and describe the production processes used at the company.
Create a flow chart and organisational structure of the company.
1500 word report plus presentation to class.
Submit assignment electronically.
• Collect, analyse and organise information
• Use technology

Project Three
Production Planning Schedule – Computer Data Entry Exercise using EXCEL and research activities.
• Communicate ideas and information
• Plan and organise activities
• Solve problems
• Collect, analyse and organise information
• Use technology

Project Four
Team Activity
Students to prepare a Gantt Chart (time line), working plan and produce a product using the appropriate machinery and processes.
Ensure that all essential documentation accompanies the order.
Presentation of Project by Teams.
• Communicate ideas and information
• Plan and organise activities
• Work with others in teams
• Solve Problems
• Use technology

The order of units may vary, subject to prior notification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be advised in class.

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Interpret/analyse data for production planning
2. Develop a production plan
3. Monitor the efficiency of the production plan
4. Ensure plan variations are implemented appropriately
5. Apply workplace health & safety policies in production operations
6. Maintain accurate records

Assessment Tasks

Project 1 -   5%
Project 2 - 35%
Project 3 - 20%
Project 4 - 40%

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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