Course Title: Global Operations A

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: GRAP5117L

Course Title: Global Operations A

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5166 - Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear

Course Contact : Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact Email:rhonda.ingwersen@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Pam Dunston - pamela.dunston@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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 course covers the skills and knowledge required to provide support to local and international production and/or marketing operations in a TCF enterprise operating in local, national and/or global contexts

The course will include:
Collecting and analysing information about global markets and/or production, including how to source the correct equipment, materials and staff in consultation with overseas contacts. This will include how quality standards and safe work practices are monitored.
Classes and student research into the outcomes of global marketing and the opportunities for improvement in global marketing strategies.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRGN14A Provide global operations support

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/01 Identify requirements for efficient global production/marketing

Performance Criteria:

a. Information on global markets and/or global production operations is gathered and analysed in accordance with workplace procedures
b. Sourcing of equipment, materials and staffing are investigated in consultation with overseas contacts
c. Quality standards and safe work practices are checked to ensure compliance.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/01 Identify requirements for efficient global production/marketing

Performance Criteria:

d. Recommendations are made on production/marketing requirements in accordance with enterprise procedures.
e. Machine operations, staff and production processes needed for off-shore operations are organised on collaboration with overseas contacts to meet production requirements.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/02 Implement requirements for efficient global production

Performance Criteria:

a. Requirements for efficient global production are identified and specified in collaboration with Australian and overseas contacts

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/02 Implement requirements for efficient global production

Performance Criteria:

b. Specifications for global production are implemented in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/03 Monitor global production operations

Performance Criteria:

a. Compliance of global production operations with specified requirements is checked in collaboration with overseas contacts

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/03 Monitor global production operations

Performance Criteria:

b. Non-compliance is identified, reported or recorded and investigated to determine causes.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/04 Assist in the implementation of improvements to global production operations

Performance Criteria:

a. Opportunities for corrective or preventative action to improve global production are identified using outcomes of monitoring activity or feedback from overseas production staff
b. Corrective or preventative action is recommended and implemented where appropriate.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/04 Assist in the implementation of improvements to global production operations

Performance Criteria:

c. Changes are communicated to relevant personnel in a logical and easily understood manner.
d. Changes are monitored to confirm improvement to production efficiency.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/05 Interpret global marketing data

Performance Criteria:

a. Outcomes of research and analysis of global marketing data is interpreted and recommendations are made on global marketing opportunities and strategies

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/05 Interpret global marketing data

Performance Criteria:

b. Reports on marketing opportunities and strategies are prepared and presented to relevant persons in the enterprise

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/06 Assist in the implementation of improvements to global marketing oper

Performance Criteria:

a. Assistance is provided to marketing managers in Australia and overseas in the implementation of enterprise global marketing strategies and policies
b. Feedback on marketing performance is reviewed in accordance with enterprise procedures

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/06 Assist in the implementation of improvements to global marketing operations

Performance Criteria:

c. Opportunities for improvements in global marketing strategies are identified in collaboration with others and recommendations made to relevant enterprise personnel
d. Approved improvements to global marketing strategies are implemented in accordance with enterprise requirements

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/07 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

a. Global production/marketing coordination and monitoring records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary, in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Element:

LMTPRGN14A/07 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

a. Global production/marketing coordination and monitoring records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary, in accordance with enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Part B of the guide.


Details of Learning Activities

The training and assessment will be based on the medium of a “Folio Assessment Manual” this will cover the all Element/Outcomes and must cover the Student Activities/tasks/projects listed below: The major tasks for assessment are Task 3; 7; and the Final Task. The others, although not optional, develop an understanding to enable Students to share the competency abilities.
Based on this assumption that class-time will be a combination of “Providing Information” and “Student Activities/tasks/projects” and “Report of what you found”: the mix of groups and individuals will enable students to progress (they will not need to cope with the pressure of team-work, but rather use it as a tool in their development). Initially they will work in groups of three, or as an individual, developing your own preferences through your own “Assessment Feedback Sheet or Memorandum”. In which, each student will provide their understanding of their development by means of a “Feedback Sheet”: That allows the student to record “what was learned”, “what short-falls encountered” and “what they would do differently next-time”.


Teaching Schedule

WeekStudent Activities/tasks/projects
1Task 1 - Introduction to the Scope and Frustrations of Global Operations
2Task 2 - Global Operations References
3 - 8Task 3 - Concept of Globalisation Major Assessment
4Task 4 - Fashion Festival Exhibitions and/or Industry Visits
6Task 5 -Text Reading
10 -12Task 6 - Product Costing
11- 14Task 7 - Collect and Analyse Data - Major Assessment
15Task 8 - Consider the Impact of Global Operations issues on other modules currently being studied within you course.
16Task 9 - Global Activity; an Interactive Approach.
17Final Task  -Summarise Learning and Present Folio folder for Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A CD containing all text and references on Day One of the Module. Plus, in BlackBoard & WebBoard


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The training and assessment will be based on the medium of a “Folio Assessment Manual” .


Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Introduction to the Scope and Frustrations of Global Operations = 5%
Based on six areas of the world, (you are allocated this from the roll of dice), produce a very simple report, to your peers in one hour’s time:
The task is to organise the transfer of data for the supply of your designed garment, and for a discussion with them at 11:00am next week; the target cost of the garment is $100 Australian, with the lead-time of 3 months after acceptance of an agreement.
• What should be considered? * This is Skills Audit, to enable an insight into the module.
Task 2 Global Operations References = 5%
The hyperlinks provided are provided to assist Global Operations Students with a media to gain a better understanding of the module.
Your Task is to open each hyperlink and go into sections of the Web-page to see what is available, and then provide a brief summary of what each web-page is providing and its possible uses / tools to people using Global Operations.
• Consider the scope of the information and address the class with your outcomes.
Task 3 Concept of Globalisation Major Assessment = 25%
Individually develop a simple presentation to your peers, and communicate the draft-outcome to your Teacher; imagine that you are in a different country from the Teacher, so use EMAIL and clear concise language.
Your task is based on the In-class video “The Global Market Impact” (which is also available via the Library). NB. As a guide only use the Attached Worksheet.
• Report on what you have understood about the concept of Globalisation and its impact on the Australian workplace and market.
Task 4 Fashion Festival Exhibitions and/or Industry Visits = 5%
A visit to organisations: It will be expected that students attend and report on what was seen and how it affects their understanding of the module and its application.
• Consider the scope of the information and apply it to the 2008 apparel situations.
Task 5 Text Reading = 5%
A chapter of a book is provided for your reading and understanding, along with four questions to be answered. Note the reading and the questions will be provided on disc, (students wishing to download the data or print copies can do so); the questions have footnotes (highlighted yellow text box) to assist in their application.
• Consider the scope of the information and apply it to the 2008 apparel situations.
Task 6 Product Costing  = 10%
An in-class exercise along with an article and an Excel spreadsheet are provided to improve the Student’s understanding of Product Costing. After a brief discussion about the differences between local and off-shore costing, Students are required to apply the recourse provided and develop a conclusion of what should be charged and why?
• Consider the scope of the information and apply it to the 2008 apparel situations.
Task 7 Collect and Analyse Data Major Assessment = 20%
In teams up to four develop a presentation to your peers, and communicate progress weekly via EMAIL to Teacher.
Your task is to visit a local department, fashion, or speciality store and examine country-of-origin and fibre content labels in 30 to 40 garments*:
a. Among the garments* made of cotton, what country of fabric origin predominates? Where is each garment made?
b. Find the same information for garments* made of wool, silk, and man-made fibres.
c. Make a chart showing fibre content, country of origin, and country where made. Make separate sections for (1) foreign fabric and labour, (2) imported fabric but made in Australia, and (3) Australian fabric and labour.
d. Do you see a pattern forming? What conclusion can you draw from these data?
e. Are all garments adequately labelled?
f. How do prices compare between garments* made overseas and those made in Australia? How do quality and detailing compare?
g. From your DATA or other sources, select an Australian Company producing off-shore and investigate a raft of relevant information. Thereafter, present your finding and conclusions to a group of relevant people.
*Note: A similar number of fabrics supplies could also be investigated by one group. This would provide an opportunity for Students interested in raw material supply to gain and share their experiences.
Task 8 Consider the Impact of Global Operations issues on other modules currently being studied within you course. = 5%
Consider the Learning and Assessment elements and develop an understanding of what impact the above and similar issues of Global Operations issues have on other modules currently being studied within you course, and businesses within Australian TCF.
• Consider the scope of the information and apply it to the 2008 apparel situations.
Task 9 Global Collaboration Activity; an Interactive Approach. = 10%
Yet to be finalized!! Hopefully it will be communicating with overseas Students via the Internet, and possibly using “A video-conferencing Booth” or at least an on-line linkage.
• Consider the scope of the information and apply it to the 2008 apparel situations.
Final Task: Summarise Learning and Present Folio folder for Assessment  = 10%
Individually, summarise the tasks and learning’s into an “Executive Summary” of what you have gained and applied in this module.
• Prepare a report, or presentation, to ones’ peers and possible visitors’ to Class/Student presentations
Overall Competency/Skills:
• Communicate ideas and information
• Plan and organise activities
• Solve problems
• Collect, analyse and organise information
• Use technology
• Team-work


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

A web-linking Project is used to stimulate and motivate Students in Researching and Communicating with Students within their study area, and overseas.

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