Course Title: Manage export logistics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: BUSM6186C
Course Title: Manage export logistics
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6101 - Advanced Diploma of International Business
Course Contact : Tim Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 100
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
This course applies to individuals required to manage export logistics in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
TLIL2607B Manage export logistics
1. Plan efficient export logistics
1. Plan efficient export logistics
This course involves the skills and knowledge required to manage export logistics in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, including planning efficient export logistics operations, developing appropriate contingency management strategies, producing the required operation schedules for export logistics, and monitoring and co-ordinating the required systems for export logictics.
Details of Learning Activities
Overview of Assessment
: Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate if applicable
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
Critical aspects of assessment
The critical aspects of assessment are:
Validity – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it measures performance accurately and precisely
Reliability – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that the measurements received are consistent over a period of time or a number of assessment events
Fairness – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it is non-discriminatory and unambiguous
Flexibility – the assessment tool is designed to allow for its application in a range of different contexts and conditions, and uses a range of methodologies.
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.
Week and Detail
1. Introduction to Logistics and Marketing Channels
2. Channel Structure - Retailing and Wholesaling
3. Cargo and Freight Transportation, Domestic and International
4. Context of Domestic Distribution and International Distribution
5. Student Study Week
6. Transport, Storage and Terminals. Concept of Consolidation
7. Intermodal operations
8. Logistics Management and Warehousing
Mid Year Break
9. Globalisation issues
10. Export marketing
11. Maketing Channel Planning and Channel Conflict
12. Outsourcing - Third and Fourth Party Logistics
13. Finance of International Trade and INCOTERMS
17. Fianlisation of results, interviews and feedback
There is no prescribed text
Overview of Assessment
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feeback throughout the course to check their progress
Assessment comprises: Workshops, Case Studies, Major Report
You are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
TASK 1 Class Test This test is based on lecture slides, and handouts for the following:
L.1 Introduction to logistics and distribution channels
L.2 Channel structure and retailing
L.3 Channel structure and wholesaling
L.4 Cargo and freight
L.6 Transportation, storage, terminals and consolidation
TDTL2601/01 Performance Criterion 1
TDTL2601/02 Performance Criterion 2
Calculators may be required for the test
Task 2 Class Test
This test is based on lecture slides and handouts for all criteria covered in class for sessions L8 to L12
TDTL2601A/02 Performance Criterion 2
TDTL2601A/03 Performance Criterion 3
TDTL2601A/04 Performance Criterion 4
Calculators may be needed for the test
TASK 3 In consultation with your teacher select a product and trace the various flows, distribution channels and processing steps through which the product passes from origin to final consumption at destination.
Take care to detail where the product moves from being a raw material and emerges from a processing activity as a semi-finished good or as a finished good. The overall process is commonly referred to as Logistics, but included in the total process are areas of materials management, transportation and storage activities. Towards the end of the process many of the channels may only be re-sellers who market the product that someone else has produced.
Describe each stage, illustrate the process and flow chart the logistical chain through which the product moves. Where appropriate describe consolidation and packaging functions and the where such packaging is obtained. Geographical locations of manufacturing/processing plants, warehousing facilities and transportation routes should be included in your final report.
Again, take care to note not only each of the various marketing activities but also to select a product and or a distribution process that is neither too large nor too small. Select a project that is manageable.
As this is a group assignment students will be expected to work in groups up to six students (this is to fit in with the configuration of the new facilities in SAB in late July.
Time will be allocated in the workshop sessions each week for students to seek further guidance on the project and to show evidence of progress. Each group will make a presentation at the end of semester.
For this assessment task you need to draw upon what you have learned in this unit.
The above task will be presented in report format
Written assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• 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 work for assessment 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.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.
Final Grades table:
CHD - Competent with HighDistinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Acgieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
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