Develop a competitive manufacturing system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MSACMS600A, 'Develop a competitive manufacturing system'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine appropriate analytical techniques

1.1. Liaise with key stakeholders to determine objectives of manufacturing strategy

1.2. Examine current manufacturing situation to determine major areas requiring improvement

1.3. Compare possible strategies, techniques and tools against organisation needs

1.4. Select possible strategies, techniques and tools

1.5. Consult with key stakeholders to confirm selected strategies, techniques and tools

2. Develop competitive manufacturing strategies

2.1. Estimate benefit/cost ratio for major stakeholders and the value chain overall

2.2. Select preferred manufacturing strategy

2.3. Examine and adapt strategy to organisation needs and priorities

2.4. Examine and adapt techniques and tools required to implement strategy

2.5. Negotiate with key stakeholders to develop an implementation plan

2.6. Identify key information and performance indicators required

3. Implement strategy

3.1. Identify data collection required

3.2. Identify methods of collecting and processing required data

3.3. Identify hardware and other resources required

3.4. Identify skill needs required

3.5. Ensure all resources/training are available and completed

3.6. Implement strategy

4. Monitor implementation of strategy

4.1. Compare information/performance indicators with desired levels

4.2. Liaise with key stakeholders regarding strategy issues

4.3. Identify areas requiring adjustment

4.4. Make required adjustments

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMS600A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51310 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA61108 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA51108 - Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MEM50211 - Diploma of Engineering - Technical
  • MEM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations
  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI50410 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • FPI50310 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • SFI50511 - Diploma of Seafood Processing
  • FDF50210 - Diploma of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF50110 - Diploma of Food Processing