Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5374C

Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5202 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Pam Dunston:
Arnold Andrew:
Tina Marino:


Nominal Hours: 70

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 unit covers the skills and knowledge to participate in the development of production planning.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5001A Participate in production planning processes


1. Confirm production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Projected requirements regarding stock supplies, product quantities, quality and delivery schedules are confirmed.

1.2 Identified issues and problems concerning projected requirements are resolved in collaboration with relevant personnel.

1.3 Requirements for implementation of organisational systems are determined.


2. Gather specific production information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Specific information relating to production capacity is obtained and confirmed.

2.2 Details of production line requirements regarding batch or run sizes and other relevant information are gathered and interpreted for use in production plan preparation.

2.3 Resources, supply requirements, availability of machines and personnel is identified and confirmed.


3. Participate in planning meetings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Specific requirements for meetings are confirmed.

3.2 Production data and other planning information is prepared.

3.3 Information is contributed and discussed according to meeting procedures.

3.4 Follow-up action on meeting outcomes is taken.


4. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Production planning records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit  you will be required to develop skills associated with communication to gather, interpret and discuss production data and information and participate in meetings. Planning and organising, initiative and enterprise and problem solving are also required in planning and selecting processes, procedures or outcomes with others and to identify and resolve production issues. This unit also requires team skills to work with others in determining and confirming production requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Face to face teaching
2. Group discussions and class review
3. Simulated industry practices
4. E-Learning and communication
5. Occupational Health and Safety Laws: the role of Work Cover and who to contact
6. Team activities
7. Industry research/interviews
8. Plan; Hold; Monitor Actions; and Record details of Production Planning meetings
9. Projects
10. Reflections

Teaching Schedule

WEEKS 1 -2
• Introduction to course requirements and topic overview
• Navigate Blackboard
• Time management strategies
• Theory of Production Planning and its purpose
• Different types of Apparel Companies
• Research Flow Charts
WEEKS 3 – 5
• Interpret & Analyse Data for a given Production Schedule using information from sales orders
• Interpret & Analyse Data using Excel software for Production Scheduling using Off Shore Contractors
• Off Shore Production Planning Research, Freight Transfer, Shipping Termonlogy and Glossary of Terms
WEEKS 6 – 7
• Explore Various Production Processes in Current Practice
• Industry Visit and Report on Fashion Week.
• Research and investigate JIT, VAM, TQM, Quick Response or other Current Production Processes
WEEKS 8 – 17
• Introduce Major Project Assignment
• Overview of Product. Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product
• Organise Teams to Develop Production Plan
• Continue with Project Addressing Product Specifications, Quantities, Machinery Used, Fabric Performance/Characteristics
• Small Production Run In Classroom
• Reflect your Learning and Folio Presentation

The quoted sequence is subject to change with prior notice to students

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Essential items students need to bring to all classes:
Closed toe shoes
All sewing machine equipment
Fabric scissors

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.

Assessment Tasks

1. Produce Flow Chart for a nominated apparel item - 5%
2. Research actual Production Processes (Industry interview) - 25%
3. Produce a Production Plan (schedule, BOM, and costing) - 25%
4. Participate in Major Production Planning Project - 40%
5. Reflect on your Learning (Folio evidence monitoring performance, etc.) - 5%

Assessment Matrix

 Produce Flow Chart for a nominated apparel itemResearch actual Production processes (Industry interview)Produce a Production Plan (schedule, BOM, and costing)Participate in Major Production Planning ProjectReflect on your Learning (Folio evidence monitoring performance, etc.)
1 Confirm production requirements X  X X 
2 Gather specific production information  X X X 
3 Participate in planning meetings   X X 
4 Maintain records  X  X X

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