Course Title: Manage a supply chain
Part A: Course Overview
Program: C5399 Diploma of Logistics
Course Title: Manage a supply chain
Portfolio: Vocational Education
Nominal Hours: 60Regardless 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.
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650T Vocational Business Education
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Course Contact: Annie Barry
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5493
Course Contact Email: Anahita.Barry@rmit.edu.au
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain, including the commercial and technical capabilities to ensure outcomes achieve organisational objectives.
It applies to individuals who are responsible for managing a supply chain in an organisation.
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
National Competency Codes and Titles
National Element Code & Title:
BSBPRC504 Manage a supply chain
1. Develop and implement a supply chain strategy
2. Manage the flow of supplies through the supply chain
3. Manage supply chain relationships and activities
4. Evaluate and improve supply chain effectiveness
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:
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
- review of final printed documents
- demonstration of techniques
- observation of presentations
- oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications
You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Evidence of the ability to:
- critically evaluate organisational supply chain management
- successfully manage a supply chain in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, including:
- implement a supply chain strategy
- monitor supply chain activities
- co-ordinate staff and engage relevant stakeholders
- liaise with suppliers to drive efficiencies
- evaluate and formulate recommendations to improve supply chain management strategy.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, and to manage tasks and reasonably foreseeable contingencies in the context of the work role:
- key features of organisational objectives and their relationship to the supply chain strategy
- key requirements relating to the management of a supply chain, including:
- organisational policies and procedures for procurement, tendering and contracting
- contracting and tendering
- ethical behaviour
- purchasing and procurement
- supply chain management
- techniques to establish collaborative relationships
- relevant legislation, regulations, standards and organisation policies.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.
You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.