Course Title: Manage a supply chain

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUSM7822C

Course Title: Manage a supply chain

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5302 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Justin Briggs

justin.briggs@rmit.edu.au

Building 80 Level 5 Room 30.013 Ext: 5433

Phone : 9925.5433

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur : Meetings By Appointment Only

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 involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain, including the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain. It covers implementing a demand-driven supply chain management strategy, managing the supply chain, and evaluating and improving supply chain effectiveness.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIL5055A Manage a supply chain

Element:

1 Implement demand-driven supply chain management strategy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Responsibility for supply chain management within the  organisation is assigned in accordance with supply chain management strategy
1.2 Technology and software for implementation of the supply  chain management system is accessed and operationalised within the requirements of the strategy and budgetary allocation
1.3 Policies and procedures are designed to guide business relations and operations in accordance with the strategy
1.4 Supporting business processes are designed or re-designed to support implementation of the strategy
1.5 Support is provided to staff, customers and supply chain to assist in implementation of the supply chain management strategy                               

 

Element:

2 Manage supply chain

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Communication and information exchange with strategic  partners and suppliers is managed in accordance with the supply chain management strategy
2.2 Collaboration with supply chain organisations is facilitated to determine demand at each level of the supply chain in accordance with the supply chain management strategy
2.3 Sales and payments are managed in accordance with supply  chain and risk management strategies, and legal and ethical requirements
2.4 Actions to build trust and foster a supply chain culture are implemented in accordance with the supply chain management strategy
2.5 Opportunities are identified to adjust policies and procedures to respond to the changing needs of customers, supply chain and the organisation

Element:

3 Evaluate and improve supply chain effectiveness

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Demand chain management and supply chain management are monitored in accordance with the supply chain management strategy
3.2 The effectiveness of the supply chain is reviewed with each level of the supply chain, including staff and customers and areas identified for improvement
3.3 Business data and reports are used to compare outcomes, budgets, timelines and forecasts to actual performance
3.4 Technology performance is reviewed and recommendations are made for improvements to hardware, software and/or their use in accordance with strategy and budget
3.5 Feedback and evaluation results are used to plan and improve future supply chain management strategies


Learning Outcomes


Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.
The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include quizzes, scenario case studies and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekDateTopicsAssessment
108-12 FebInduction (See above) History of Supply Chain and Operational Policy Procedures - Explanation of blogs to be completed by week 9
RMIT Overview - Diploma overview - Subject Overview Supply Chain and Operational Procedures blackboard overview including class materials etc
 
Task 1 - Explanation of blog to be completed by week 9
215-19 FebPre read workbook pages SC 6 - 7 and OP 7 - 9, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities.
Types of Supply Chain and Operational Quality controls
 
 
322-26 Feb

Review first 2 weeks and questions. Pre read workbook pages SC 8 - 10
Pre read workbook pages OP 9 - 12, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities.
Australia vs Europe exercise - On-Line resources - Quality Management SWOT Analysis activity, Strategy Theories and Trialing Protocols Pre read workbook pages SC 11 - 13, Pre read workbook pages OP 13 - 15, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities. SafetyMap overview and Procedure writing guide

Safety and the Chain of responsibility
 

 
429 Feb-04 MarSC Technology and In Class Plan and Develop Learning Activity - Final Report and Presentation overview - Review week 3 and questions. Pre read workbook pages SC 14-17, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities View Supply Chain Video
Pre read workbook pages OP 16 - 18, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Plan and Develop learning activity.
http://logisticsbureau.com.au/video-supply-chain-logistics.htm Overview Assessment Task 2 Operational Procedures - Assessment Task 3 Supply Chain
 
Overview Assessment Task 3 Operational Procedures - Assessment and Task 3 Supply Chain conjoined report to be completed by week15
507-11 MarSC Management and Operational Induction Responsibilities
Monday 9th March Public Holiday - Labour Day (Vic) Normal Classes rest of week
Review week 4 and questions. Pre read workbook pages SC 18 - 21, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities
Wednesday - Pre read workbook pages OP 19 - 21, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Induction Checklist exercise Blackwoods Onsite Store Visitor Induction.docx Procedure Template doc
Chain of responsibility procedures
 
615-18 Mar

Communication - Operational Responsibilities
Review week 5 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 22 - 25 and participate in communication learning activity
Pre read workbook pages OP 21 - 23, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Responsibilities learning activity
Assignment Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6

Communicating the chain of responsibility.
 

Assignment 2 written report Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6
721-24 MarPre read workbook pages OP 21 - 23, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class Responsibilities learning activity
Assignment Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6
Review and discuss self-directed blog activity for completion week 9.
 
Assignment Template and Blackboard Review weeks 1 - 6
Review and discuss self-directed blog activity for completion week 9.
 
 24 Mar –01  AprEaster BreakSelf-directed blog activities
 804-08 AprReview weeks 1- 8b Check blogs – Technology in Supply Chain - SC Process, Security, Data and Operational KPI’s - Pre read workbook pages SC 26 - 29 and participate in class activities Completion of all blog activity.Assessment task 1 to be completed by end of this week
911-15 AprSC Process, Security, Data and Operational KPI’s
Pre read workbook pages OP 24 - 25, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities
 
 
1018 – 21 Apr SC Networks, Financial Structures and Procedure Goals
Review week 10 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 30 - 33 and participate in class activities
Pre read workbook pages OP 25 - 26, Blackboard material and/or links, prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities
 
 
1126-29 AprDemand Chain Management and Procedure Implementation
Review week 11 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 37 - 41 and participate in class
 
 
1202-06 MayReplenishment and Demand
Review week 12 and questions.
Pre read workbook pages SC 42 on and participate in class learning activity
Prepare to discuss key points and participate in class activities - Discuss final submissions hand in process for week 14-15
 
Discuss final submissions hand in process for week 14-15
1309-13 MayReview all of Supply Chain material and Operational Procedure material in relation to submissions. Receive early submissionsReceive early submissions
1416-20 MayReview all of Supply Chain material and Operational Procedure material in relation to submissions. Receive early submissionsReceive early submissions
1523-27 MayReceive final report submissionsAssessment Task 2 and 3 Receive final report submissions
1631 May  – 03  JunReceive Final Submissions requiring extension Review, Assess and FeedbackReceive Final Submissions requiring extension


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As provided in blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Assessment Tasks

This following units are co-delivered and coassessed:  BUSM7817C Develop operational procedures; BUSM7822C Manage Supply Chain; BUSM7986C - Administer chain of responsibility policies and procedures;

Students are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment Task 1 – Manage Supply Chain Blog.
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 9
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually
Purpose:Supply chain management involves overseeing the entire supply chain cycle from raw materials to producers, component suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, third party service providers, retailers, customers and recyclers, plus freight, distribution and cash flow
Requirements: The online learning component of this course will involve participation in a number of online collaborate sessions which will discuss key journal topics. In preparing for these collaborate sessions, you will need to undertake some basic research – either through the web or within your organisation.
You are required to record your research for at least two of the blogs sessions.
There are no formal referencing requirements for the journal or blog entries.

Assessment Task 2 – Implementation of Supply Chain and Operational Procedures written report.
Date handed out: Week 4
Date and time due: Week 15
Group or Individual: Groups of no more than 4 students – Note: This assignment follows on from Assignment 1 – so you should try to find a group which completed assignment 1 on the same company.
Purpose:This assignment will allow you to develop "Operational Procedures”. It requires you to develop innovative strategies and tactics to overcome day to day workplace issues that encourage meeting workplace goals and key performance indicators in a work area.
Requirements:Making reference to assignment 1, you will analyse your business in line with your existing operations, policies, and KPI’s and identify a new operational procedure. The assignment should be fully referenced, outline the procedure in detail and be not more than 3000 words. Simple tables in addition to the words listed.

Assessment Task 3 – Presentation – Technology in Operational Procedures and Supply Chain Management
Date handed out: Week 4
Date and time due: Week 15
Group or Individual: Groups of no more than 4 students
Purpose:This research assignment and presentation will allow you to research and present on critical technology aspects in the management of,
Requirements: In groups of not more than 4 students you will be required to present a 10 minute presentation which addresses the topic of ‘How developments in Supply Chain Management Technology can assist with the Management of a Supply Chain Operational Procedure.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

As per assessment outline

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
 

Other Information

Submission Requirements

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
 

Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
 

Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
 

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information:http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

Marking Guide (Competency):

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.


Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

Final Grades table:


CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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