Improve supply and distribution chains

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
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 SIRXPRO007A, 'Improve supply and distribution chains'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Confirm features of specific supply chains.

1.1.Determine position of the business in the supply chain.

1.2.Analyse features and impact of business relationships with suppliers to the business.

1.3.Establish benchmarks of supply chain efficiency.

2. Maintain information on suppliers.

2.1.Obtain and store information on suppliers of products and services to a retail or wholesale business according to business policy and procedures.

2.2.Update and regularly review information on suppliers of products and services to a business.

2.3.Store information on nature and feature of business relationship with suppliers to a retail or wholesale business and report, according to confidentiality, security, and business requirements.

3. Review distribution arrangements.

3.1.Review, compare and analyse sales, customer satisfaction and performance reports.

3.2.Review factors affecting supply of retail or wholesale products and services.

4. Devise policy and procedures for distribution and supply.

4.1.Establish policy and procedures for supply and distribution to business customers and end consumers.

4.2.Establish procedures to collect and analyse information on distribution chain management.

5. Forecast future contingencies affecting supply chain management.

5.1.Analyse forecasted market demand to confirm future requirements.

5.2.Communicate forward supply needs for the business to suppliers according to policy and contract provisions.

5.3.Confirm factors affecting forward purchasing and supply arrangements.

5.4.Set standards for supply of products and services to the business in qualitative and quantitative terms.

5.5.Communicate procedures for enforcing quality of supply to the business to relevant internal and external personnel.

6. Improve supply and distribution chain effectiveness.

6.1.Evaluate supply chain against agreed benchmarks and overall impact on business performance.

6.2.Benchmark comparative performance of supply chain against best in class or competitors.

6.3.Assess factors affecting future distribution and supply of products.

6.4.Make recommendations to relevant personnel to respond to opportunities for improvements in customer supply and distribution relationships.

6.5.Confirm impact of proposed improvements to supply and distribution activities against budget and operational plans.

6.6.Use prevailing trading terms to enhance supply and distribution chain management.

6.7.Generate reports on business relationships with suppliers to the business using available business technology and agreed measures.

6.8.Complete reports to relevant personnel (internal and external to operational unit) to promote recommended implementation of improvement to supply and distribution chain.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRXPRO007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC50810 - Diploma of Production Nursery Management
  • AHC50910 - Diploma of Retail Nursery Management
  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management