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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MKTG5757C

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

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Ben Stranieri

Course Contact Phone: 59112

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

GRAP5224C Source materials & resources for production of fashion design
MANU5923C Source textile materials and resources
MKTG5772C Apply textile clothing and footwear supply systems
MIET6060C Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


5.  Maintain records.

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

Students will have the skills and knowledge to work with international textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) supply chains.

Details of Learning Activities

Excel based assessments that will require the student to "build" an interactive [program taht will allow the user to manipulate inputs across the supply chain to view the effect on the final wholesale price of a garment.  

Teaching Schedule

Week commencing Topic (Assessment Task) Element
15/2/11 TASK 1
Global Markets and Trade Flows
Exchange Rates 1.1,1.2,1.31.4,1.7,2.2,2.3,3.1
22/2/11 TASK 2
Transport Options 1,1,17,1.8, 2.3,
1/3/11 1.1,1.3,1.8,2.1, 2.3,2.4,2.5,3.2,3.3,
8/3/11 Workshop (public Holiday-Monday)
15/3/11 FASHION WEEK 1.1,1.2,1.4,1.6,1.7,2.3,3.2
22/3/11 TASK 3
Master Production Schedule 1.1 ,1.2,1.6,1.7, 2.3,3.2,
29/3/10-2/4/10 MID TERM BREAK 1 WEEK
7/4/11 (Wed) No classes
12/4/11 TASK 4
Distribution Centres and Operations
Customs Duty and Insurance 1.1,1.5, 2.3,2.6
19/4/11 TASK 6
Manufacturing Operations 1.1,1.7, 2.3,
26/4/11 TASK 7
Costing Sheet
Integrated Supply Chains System 1.1, 2.3,2.5,4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,5.1
3/5/11 Consultation
10/5/11 Consultation
17/5/11 ASSIGNMENT DUE DIGITAL DROP BOX 9.00AM (S:Student Files-refer to assignment)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

As part of your Target Clothing brief you must use the data in this file to produce an integrated logistics option that shows the material flow of the goods from fabric to final garment including full costings.100% Excel based individual assessment.

Assessment Tasks

dddWeek commencing Topic (Assessment Task) Employability Skill Element

TASK 1 6% Research, mathematics

TASK 2 21% Excel skills,
1.1,1,17,1.8, 2.3,

TASK 3 14% Mathematics, scheduling, problem solving
1.1,1.3,1.8,2.1, 2.3,2.4,2.5,3.2,3.3,

TASK 4 15% Mathematics

TASK 5 4% Mathematics,
1.1 ,1.2,1.6,1.7, 2.3,3.2,

TASK 6 14%
1.1,1.5, 2.3,2.6

TASK 7 4%
1.1,1.7, 2.3,

TASK 8 21%
1.1, 2.3,2.5,4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,5.1

Assessment Matrix

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1y   yyy  
2 y y     
3  y     y
4        y
5        y

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