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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

Lectures, tutorials, online activities, workshops where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues. They are required to actively engage in case study material, problem solving activities, videos, self-reflection and discussion

Teaching Schedule

WEEK BEGINNINGWeekly Schedule Element
Performance Criteria
8 Feb 10Supply Chain Activities, Value Chain, Supply Chain in Apparel1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.7
15 Feb 10Managing supply chain, SCM processes, Objective of Supply chain, supplier selection1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8
22 Feb 10Local & overseas marketplaces: cultural awareness issues1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.1
1 march 10Demographic Transition model2.2, 2.3, 2.6
8 March 10 (labour Day)Pres The Brand History Idea: product development, purchasing perspectives, purchasing drivers, world class purchasing 2.3, 2.5,
15 March 10Production Planning and Control 2.2, 4.2, 4.3
22 March 10Presentation  
5 April 10Production requirements: design, purpose & specifications, Textile products: raw materials, trims & resources3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1
12 April 10Resource distribution :
Sources: local suppliers & contractors against set criteria

2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
19 April 10Outsourcing, Global supply management2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
26 April 10 (ANZAC Day)Shipping & freight options, Incoterms, Tariffs and Subsidy 1.8, 2.6, 5.1
3 May 10Sea cargo calculations1.8, 2.6, 5.1
10 May 10Air Cargo1.8, 2.6, 5.1
17 May 10Air freight rate calculations 1.8, 2.6, 5.1
24 May 10Assignment-2 Consultation 
31 May 10Assignment -2 Submission 
7 June 10Quick revision and any Queries 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

• Burt and Pinkerton, “Supply Management”, McGraw Hill


Lysons and Farrington, “Purchasing and Supply Chain Management”, Prentice Hall.
Levi,” Managing the Supply Chain”, McGraw Hill

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

Assessment 1: Presentation on "Identify the impact of globalization on Supply chain and supply chain performance".

Assessment: 2: Major hands on report "Discuss the supply chain and supply chain issues of Garment manufacturing / textile company".

Assessment 3: Exercise on sea freight and Air freight calculations.

Assessment Matrix

ElementPractical Example / In class ActivityPresentationAssignment / Report
1. Identify participants and features of international supply chain YESYES
2. Confirm relationships with international suppliers or customers YES 
3. Implement and monitor international supply operations YES 
4. Assist in implementation of improvements to global production operationsYES YES
5. Maintain RecordsYES  

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