Course Title: Work with international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: MKTG5757C

Course Title: Work with international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Arnold Andrew - arnold.andrew@rmit.edu.au
Sonali Diddi - sonali.diddi@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to work with international textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) supply chains.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5003B Work with international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains

Element:

1. Identify participants and features of international supply chain

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Members in the supply chain for products or services within area of responsibility are identified.
1.2 Value added by each supplier is described.
1.3 Acute and chronic issues affecting suppliers are identified.
1.4 Characteristics and practices of supplier are identified.
1.5 Import and export regulations and practices of relevant country are identified.
1.6 Local customs and workplace practices are researched and relevant factors identified.
1.7 Information on local industry markets and conditions is accessed and assessed for usefulness.
1.8 Transportation and shipping practices are identified.

Element:

2. Confirm relationships with international suppliers or customers

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Past relations with suppliers or customers are reviewed to identify relationship history.
2.2 Specifications for international contracts are confirmed.
2.3 Quality assurance processes are identified.
2.4 Communication channels are confirmed.
2.5 Ongoing communication is established and maintained, and is appropriate to fostering positive commercial relations.
2.6 Relevant Australian and international export and import regulations are identified and adhered to.

Element:

3. Implement and monitor international supply operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Compliance of international suppliers or customers with specified contractual requirements is checked.
3.2 Required quality standards are clearly communicated and monitored.
3.3 Non-compliance is identified, reported or recorded and investigated to determine causes.

Element:

4. Assist in implementation of improvements to global production operations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Opportunities for corrective or preventative action to improve commercial relationship with international suppliers or customers are identified using outcomes of monitoring activity or feedback from overseas contact.
4.2 Corrective or preventative action is recommended and implemented where appropriate.
4.3 Changes are communicated to relevant personnel in a logical and easily understood manner.
4.4 Changes are monitored to confirm improvement to production efficiency.

Element:

5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

5.1 International production and supply documentation and monitoring records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.


Learning Outcomes


On sucessful completion of this course the learner develops the skills & knowledge required to be able to workwith international suppliers and customers of goods and services, according to established contractual agreements.
Working with international suppliers and customers includes implementing import and export practices, building commercial relationships, and working effectively with local customs, communications and industry work practices.
Learners are also required to develop  the skills associated with communication to establish relationships with domestic and international suppliers and customers, resolve supply chain issues, and report and document information relating to supply. Planning and organising, initiative and enterprise and problem solving are required to determine requirements for implementing and maintaining effective supply chain relationships and processes. Learning is applied to maintain currency of knowledge with regards to supply chain contacts and processes.


Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities involve the application of theoretical knowledge gained to the practical exercises undertaken. It would better help to understand the complex structure of TCF Supply chain step by step.
The activities are a mix of lecture, tutorial, workshop, in-class practical, workbooks, research tasks, industry visits for students, on-line support and folio presentation and Assessment.

In-class work equates to 56 hours and an extra 4 hours is allowed for out-of-class activities


Teaching Schedule

Weeks Topics

Week 1. Course Overview, followed by developing an understanding of operating within international environment.
Effective Communication &Planning in particular to dealing with people overseas and cultures.

Weeks 2 & 3. Develop a need for accurate and up-to-date research and the available tools.
Participate in Workshop with an Invited guest and web-based exercise.

Assessment Task: 1 Globalisation (Introduced in Week 4, Due Week 7)
• Research Report
• PPT or similar Presentation: 3 minute summary to ones’ peers and reviews are to be carried out via BlackBoard’s
on-line Discussion Board.

Weeks 4, 5 6 & 7. By using Case-studies, and Videos, followed by a Discussion the effect of good/bad decision making and communication on the TCF supply chain. Identify and elaborate on current and past issues of Globalisation affecting the supply chain of TCF industries.
• Include import & export regulations.
• Logistical advantages
• Importance of Cross Cultural Communication including local customs, workplace practices and the local industry market of different countries.

Assessment Task: 2 Participate in Major Supply Chain Collaboration Project (Introduced in Week 8, Due Week 15)

In-and- Out of class work Assessment Task: 2 Part “A” Research Report
Weeks 8, 9 & 10. Logistical requirements for effective International TCF Supply chain: Comparisons of Costs and Bill of Material (BOM) and other considerations • Visit Fashion Exposed. Interview TCF industry representatives Guest representatives to develop a flowchart for the Supply / Value Chain (including supplier details) process for the above product of your own choice. Thereafter, by peer assessment a Class product range will be selected and will be the bases of Parts B and C.

In-class work Assessment Task: 2 Part “B”
Weeks 11 12 & 13 Gain actual implications of Supply issues: Using a Major collaborative team project (WIL) students will provided with an actual and practical “hands on learning” experience. Produce an accurate and relevant specifications, supplier options and time schedules. Develop strategies for the Supply/Value-Chain (including proposed supplier details) process for a product of your own choice

In-class work Assessment Task: 2 Part “C”
Weeks 14 & 15. By the use of Panel Discussion forum, supported by a Static display, Students will share the need for relevant audit trail and provide samples of TCF Documentation for products made and sold overseas.

Assessment Task: 3
Week 16. Produce a Folio Evidence monitoring Performance etc. reflecting on the Learning activities and assessments, also provide paper trail used in the typical TCF industry.

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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.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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. Assessment – 1 = 25% _ Globalisation
        

 Research current and past issues in Globalisation and their effect on TCF Supply chains.
        (Introduced in Week 4, Due Week 6)
                          Task: 1 Part “A” = • Research Report
                          Task: 1 Part “B” = • PPT Presentation: 3 minute summary to ones’ peers


2. Assessment – 2 Total = 65% _ Participate in Major Supply Chain Collaboration Project


                          Task: 2 Part “A” = 10% _ Research and Report 
                          Task: 2 Part “B” = 15% _ In collaboration with ALL class members: Produce an accurate and
                                                                       relevant specifications, supplier options and time schedules.
                                                                       Develop strategies for the Supply/Value-Chain (including proposed
                                                                       supplier details) process for a product of your own choice.
                          Task: 2 Part “C” = 40% _ By the use of Panel Discussion forum, supported by a Static display,
                                                                       Students will share the need for relevant audit trail and video samples 
                                                                       of TCF Documentation for products made and sold overseas.


3. Assessment Task: 3 = 10% Folio of Student’s work and their reflections


Reflect on your Learning (Folio evidence monitoring performance, etc.) also provide samples of the paper-trail used in a typical TCF industry


Assessment Matrix

 

Assessment

          1

Assessment

    2A & 2B

       & 3C

Assessment 

           3

1 Identify participants and features of international supply chain          X          X           X
2 Confirm relationships with international suppliers or customers         X          X          X
3 Implement and monitor international supply operations          X          X
4 Assist in implementation of improvements to global production operations          X          X
5. Maintain records          X          X

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