Develop a transport and logistics business plan

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 TLIP5004, 'Develop a transport and logistics business plan'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Develop a transport and logistics business plan' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Conduct a situational and market analysis

1.1

Transport and logistics business’s principal services, markets, products and the factors that distinguish the business and contribute to its success are identified

1.2

Transport and logistics business/operating environment is defined and reviewed using information from staff members, customer feedback and external sources

1.3

Qualitative and quantitative market analysis data is documented

1.4

Target markets and relevant regulatory requirements are identified

1.5

Impact of transport and logistics business on market is recorded and projected change in market and/or services during the life of the plan is projected

1.6

Competitors, customer perceptions and market share of existing competitors operating in the transport and logistics industry are identified

1.7

Proposed business focus on specific target markets, pricing, sales and appeals are defined

1.8

Potential profitable opportunities are identified and documented

2

Analyse organisational environment

2.1

Current transport and logistics business operations, practices, work flow, equipment and facilities are analysed

2.2

Organisational capability in terms of technology, research, development and tools is outlined

2.3

Current resources and resources that may be accessed to meet identified opportunities for business operations are evaluated

2.4

Developments in technology predicted within the lifetime of the business plan are evaluated and analysed

2.5

Organisational capability in terms of staff, equipment, facilities, operational systems and financial status are assessed for strengths and weaknesses

2.6

Costs of making operational adjustments in relation to existing and new business to influence improved profitability and positioning are reviewed

2.7

Premises for decisions are documented, potential circumstances which may alter the environment are identified and contingency provisions are made

3

Develop strategies

3.1

Benchmark goals are documented and checked for realism in terms of internal and external environmental factors

3.2

Decisions and adjustments regarding resource allocation for products and services are made, based on external and internal analyses

3.3

Organisational adjustments are documented and implementation strategies are established

3.4

Projections of profit and loss or income statements per quarter until break-even point are constructed for the whole organisation and each cost centre

3.5

Business plan, including performance indicators, is finalised in accordance with enterprise requirements and is circulated to stakeholders

3.6

Questions and feedback from stakeholders are responded to promptly and, where appropriate, incorporated into the plan

4

Implement and evaluate business plan

4.1

Implementation plans for the management of workplaces, staff, business operation and operational systems are monitored and, where required, adjustments to the plans are made

4.2

Current and future marketing strategies and areas of specialisation are detailed and implemented

4.3

Organisational performance in relation to identified performance indicators is regularly monitored and reviewed