This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage suppliers in various contexts within the transport and logistics industry.

Unit details

Study level:
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; - communicating and working effectively with others when managing suppliers; - completing documentation related to work activities; - implementing contingency plans; - modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments; - monitoring and prioritising work activities in terms of planned schedule; - operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol; - reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to managing suppliers; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, and; - sourcing, managing, evaluating and reviewing suppliers.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - code of practice for working collaboratively with others; - common use arrangements; - contract performance and dispute policies and procedures; - financial accountability requirements; - operation of recording, reporting and statistical analysis systems and resources; - organisational policies, procedures, plans, guidelines and code of conduct relevant to procurement and supply contracts; - organisational procedures for monitoring the performance of suppliers; - probity requirements and ethical issues; - procedures for operating electronic communications equipment; - procedures for receipt and payment of goods and services; - procurement approval procedures; - relevant sections of national and state/territory regulatory requirements and codes of practice related to procurement; - requirements for completing relevant documentation; - steps involved in planning the work activities, and; - suppliers in the marketplace.

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