Course Title: Plan and implement a Transport and Logistics System for an International Trade Organisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OMGT5021

Course Title: Plan and implement a Transport and Logistics System for an International Trade Organisation

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:tim.wallis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Caly

peter.caly@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 knowledge and skills required to develop and implement a transport and logistics system within an international trade organisation or relevant workplace environment. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and
evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP162 Plan and implement a Transport and Logistics System for an International Trade Organisation

Element:

Elements

1. Determine a suitable transport and logistics system for international trade organisations

2. Develop a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of tghe transport and logistics system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Transport and logistics systems are analysed to assess
potential contribution to the attainment of organisational
goals and objectives.
1.2 Transport and logistics needs of all stakeholders are
identified.
1.3 Constraints that may impact on transport and logistics
systems are researched and analysed.
1.4 Operating environment of the transport and logistics
systems is identified and analysed.
1.5 Transport and logistics strategy is developed in
accordance with relevant regulatory and organisational
requirements.

2.1 Policies, procedures and work practice guidelines to ensure
a legal, ethical and functional transport and logistic system
are established.
2.2 Resource requirements of the transport and logistics
system are determined.
2.3 Organisational review and reporting protocols for the
transport and logistics system are established.

2.4 Implementation plan for the transport and logistics system
is developed in accordance with relevant regulatory and
organizational requirements.
2.5 A local and international receiving and distribution network
is established.

3.1 Critical success factors and key performance
indicators for a transport and logistics system are
established.
3.2 Timelines for the objectives of a transport and logistics
system are established.
3.3 Performance monitoring systems linked to the
management information system are implemented to
monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and
logistics system.

 


Learning Outcomes


The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability skills.


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 student contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes 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

WeekDateTopics
1 10 Feb Introduction
2 17 FebFactors affecting efficient export logistics 
3 24 FebFactors affecting efficient export logistics
4 3 MarFactors affecting efficient export logistics
5 10 MarDeterminants of a transport logistics system
6 17 MarDeterminants of a transport logistics system
7 24 MarDeterminants of a transport logistics system
831 MarQuality standards and procedures, potential issues and contingency management strategies are identified.
9 7 AprQuality standards and procedures, potential issues and contingency management strategies are identified.
10 14 AprQuality standards and procedures, potential issues and contingency management strategies are identified.
  Mid Semester Break
11 28 Apr Developing a transport/logistics schedules and system.
12 5 May Developing a transport/logistics schedules and system.
1312 May         Systems performance monitoring and co-ordinating
14 19 May Systems performance monitoring and co-ordinating
15 26 MayRevision and Review
16 2 JuneResubmissions and Resits

Week 1 will consist of an induction to the course which will include completion of a pre training review and familiarisation with:
• Your teacher(s) and other students.
• Services and facilities
• Student responsibilities
• Where to get support
• Course requirements, key learning outcomes, assessment, feedback and grading.
• Submission requirements and the resubmission policy
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions and Special Consideration
• Privacy
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • Project work
  • Written reports supported by practical assignments or tasks for individual assessment
  • Observation of workplace practice supported by personal interviews
  • Practical display with personal interview, presentations or documentation
  • Case studies

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 course is codelivered an coassessed with BUSM7882c - Manage Exoprt Logistics

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

Assessment Task 1 – In class test on topics 1 & 2
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 9
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually

Purpose:
This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of regulations, constraints and competing demands/criteria planning and managing export logistics.

Requirements:
The test will be 1 hour, and you will have 15 Minutes reading time.


Assessment Task 2 – Research and problem solving assignment
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 12
Group or Individual: This is a group assessment to be completed in groups of no more than 2 persons.

Purpose:
This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of international shipping schedules, alternative transport modes and routes through a practical problem solving activity based on a real world scenario.

Requirements:
You are required to review the problem below and answer all questions, referencing any relevant sources. Your assignment answer should not exceed 3000 words in total. In order to answer the problem below, you will be required to conduct research and undertake analysis of your findings.

Assessment Task 3 – Designing and Managing a Transport/Logistics system
Date handed out: Week 3
Date and time due: Week 14
Group or Individual: This is a group assessment to be completed in groups of no more than 2 persons.

Purpose:
When designing and managing an international transport system, various theories and technological innovations influence the final outcome. An understanding of these forces will give you an insight into how various transport solutions are determined.

This assignment gives you the experience of understanding the theories and technological equipment impacting upon SCM design.

Requirements:
This is a research assignment in which you are required to both explain / illustrate varioust theories and concepts, and also to analyse which concepts/theories are applicable to the two given examples.
 

 

Submission requirements:
Assessment tasks must be submitted online through blackboard.

You must:
• Retain a copy of your assessment tasks.
• 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.
• For group assignments - all group members must complete and sign the cover sheet.
• Each page of your assessment you should include footer with your name(s), student number(s), 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.

Resubmissions:
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent 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.

Final Date for All Assessments.
Unless the Late Submission Procedures (see above) are applied, No assessment tasks or resubmissions will be accepted after 5pm Friday, Week 16.
 


Assessment Matrix

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.

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.
You will be provided with an assessment matrix in the assessments area of the unit blackboard shell. Generally, your grading will be assessed against how well you demonstrate:
• Perform the activities as required by the learning elements of this unit of competency.
• Demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit of competency.
• Execute the required skills for this unit of competency.
• Demonstrate your employability skills through contribution to learning activities related to this assessment, timeliness, use of technology and teamwork.

Final Grades table:
DNS - Did not submit for assessment
NYC - Not yet competent
CAG - Competency achieved – graded
CC - Competent with credit
CDI - Competent with distinction
CHD - Competent with high distinction

Other Information

Late submissions
If circumstances outside your control are likely to prevent you from submitting an assessment item on time, you may apply to your teacher for an extension of up to seven calendar days.
You must apply for an extension at least one working day prior to the submission deadline.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Special Consideration
Extensions of greater than seven days will only be granted to eligible students through the special consideration process. 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

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
 

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