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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MKTG5757C

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

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9197

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


Course Description

Aims to provide an introduction relating to working with international suppliers and customers of goods and services, according to established regulation and contractual agreements. It includes import and export practices, building commercial relationships, quality assurance, compliance, OHS practices of the enterprise and workplace practices and industry work practices.

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

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.
2.1 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.
3.1 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.
4.1 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.
5.1 International production and supply documentation and monitoring records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Introduction and Skills Audit # 1In-class teamwork task
16 February 09 Global e-network research tools# 1 and 2Homework using network tools
23 February 09 Globalisation issues/research # 1; 2; and 5In-class e-research task
2 March 09 Specifications/communications# 1; 2; and 3In-class teamwork task
9 March 09 International Costing# 3 and 5In-class production and maths
16 March 09 Research Culture# 1; 2; and 3Collaboration Project
23 March 09 Interview industry# 4 and 5Collaboration Project
30 March 09 8 International networking# 1; 2; 3; 4 and 5Collaboration Project
6 April 09 Easter Holidays  
20 April 09 Easter Holidays (International Supply Project -research) International Supply Project
27 April 09 International Supply Project -options# 1; 2; 3; 4 and 5International Supply Project
4 May 09 International Supply Project -application# 1; 2; 3; 4 and 5International Supply Project
11 May 09 Class/peer and panel presentation# 1; 2; 3; 4 and 5Presentation and Reflections

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Notes and references are provided online via BlackBoard


A list of relevant reading matter will be provided at the first class.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A range of learning and practical experiences are planned for you including RMIT lectures, individual and group assignments, and the opportunity for discussion on a variety of supply chain management issues. These are design to make students familiar with international supply chain management and relationships with stakeholders in international supply operations. Practical example will be used in lectures with great emphasis on class participation. The focus of the lectures will be based on international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains.

Assessment Tasks

1. Collaboration Project -e- assessment via: BlackBoard team-discussions and reflections 40%
2. International Supply Project - e- assessment via: BlackBoard team-discussions and reflections 40%
3. Class/peer and panel presentation - Team Presentation and e-folio 20%

Assessment Matrix

In class
In class
Introduction and Skills Audit -Yes---
Global e-network research tools-Yes---
Globalisation issues/research --Yes--
Specifications/communications Yes--Yes-
International Costing Yes--Yes-
Collaboration Project Yes-Yes-Yes
International Supply Project Yes-Yes Yes
Class/peer and panel presentation Yes-YesYesYes

Other Information

Note: Other in-class activities are recognised as contributing knowledge and skill development to enable more competency understanding.

I recommend to all graduating students of Supply Chain Management that they should seek industry applications (and possible industry experience) by interviewing relevant industry people, during the weeks 13 to the end of Semester One.
This is not only a practicum, but a method of introducing themselves to industry for possible employment (be it voluntary; progressing to part-time; developing into full-time employment.

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