This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a supply chain within various contexts in the transport and logistics industry. It covers the relationships between an organisation and its supply and demand partners along the chain.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - developing and implementing policies; - focusing on the customer; - implementing, managing and reviewing management strategies; - implementing contingency plans; - negotiating and liaising with suppliers and relevant stakeholders, verbally and in writing; - using appropriate technology, including software; - working collaboratively with others, and; - working with attention to detail and thoroughness.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - business terms and conditions for purchasing, tendering and contracting; - ethical behaviour; - legislation related to importing commodities; - legislation, codes of practice, national and international standards applicable Acts and contract law; - organisational policies and procedures related to supply chain management, purchasing, contracting and tendering; - procedures for operating electronic communications equipment; - product knowledge related to goods and services required by the organisation; - requirements for completing relevant documentation, and; - ways to build trust and collaboration as opposed to competition.

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