TLIP5004A - Develop A Transport & Logistics Business Plan - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Vocational Education, Training
  • Study load: 0.147 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Assessment: Journal - Competency only , Report (100%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 900.00
International 1,150.00

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to develop a business plan for an organisation or a discrete business unit in the transport and logistics industry in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and workplace procedures. This includes conducting a situational and market analysis, analysing the organisational environment, developing appropriate strategies and implementing and evaluating the resulting business plan. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

At the completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Conduct a situational and market analysis
  2. Analyse organisational environment
  3. Develop strategies
  4. Implement and evaluate business plan.
  • Journal — Competency only
  • Report (100%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Including: Headset with Microphone
  • Broadband access — System requirement: Windows 7/Vista/ XP - MAC OS X 10.5 / 10.6

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The transport and logistics business's principal services and the factors that distinguish the business and contribute to its success are identified
2The transport and logistics business/operating environment is defined and reviewed using information from staff members & customer feedback
3Qualitative and quantitative market analysis data is documented
4Target markets and relevant regulatory requirements are identified
5Impact of transport and logistics business on market is recorded and projected change in market and services during the life of the plan projected
6Competitors, customer perceptions and market share of existing competitors operating in the transport and logistics industry are identified
7Proposed business focus on specific target markets, pricing, sales and appeals are defined
8Potential profitable opportunities are identified and documented
9Current transport and logistics business operations, practices, work flow, equipment and facilities are analysed
10Capability of the organisation in terms of technology, research, development and tools is outlined
11Current resources and any resources that may be accessed to meet identified opportunities for business operations are evaluated
12Developments in technologies predicted within the lifetime of the business plan are evaluated and analysed
13Capability of the organisation in terms of staff, equipment, facilities, operational system and financial status are assessed for strengths/weaknesses
14Costs of making operational adjustments in relation to existing and new business to influence improved profitability and positioning are reviewed
15Premises for decisions are documented, potential circumstances which may alter the environment are identified and contingency provisions are made
16Benchmark goals are documented and checked for realism in terms of internal and external environmental factors
17Decisions and adjustments regarding resource allocation to various products and services are made, based on external and internal analyses
18Organisational adjustments are documented and implementation strategies established
19Projections of profit and loss or income statements per quarter until break-even point are constructed for the whole organisation and each cost centre
20A finalised business plan including performance indicators is prepared in accordance with enterprise requirements and circulated to stakeholders
21Questions and feedback from stakeholders are responded to promptly and, where appropriate, incorporated into the plan
22Implementation plans for the management of workplaces, staff, operations and operational systems are monitored and adjustments to the plans are made
23Current and future marketing strategies and any areas of specialisation are detailed and implemented
24Performance of the organisation in relation to the identified performance indicators are regularly monitored and reviewed

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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