Part A – Written or Oral Questions
As a workplace project (or simulated workplace project) review the current
sustainability practices used within your work area or workplace. You may undertake
the review by doing the following:
Start by reading and understanding relevant texts, numerical information, codes,
legislation against current workplace practices within your workplace
Complete the review by answering the following questions:
1. What the objectives of the sustainability practices are within the workplace?
Much of our time is dedicated to work, which brings the urgency of thinking about sustainable practices for our environment, some examples are:
Printing black and white ink, powering down computers/electronic devises when not in use, use alternative energy such as solar.
2. Identify the industry sector of your organisation and detail one best practice
approach to environmentally sustainable working practices. Explain how you
contribute from your own area of responsibility. (3 marks)
Fashion is one of the sectors that has changed the most its concepts of reuse and sustainable practices. Stylists like Eileen Fisher, Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren are trying to reformulate industry practices by using organic fabrics or fabrics made from recycling materials to reduce waste of water, energy, time and chemicals.
3. State the compliance requirements within your work area for all relevant
environmental/sustainability legislation, WHS issues and requirements,
regulations and codes of practice. (5 marks)
The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservaction Act 1999
The EPBC is the Australia’s most significant and extensive piece of
environmental legislation which was implemented to protect and manage what
the act defines as “matters of national environmental significance”.
4. What industry benchmarks do you/your organisation need to follow to maintain
correct environmental and resource practices? (5 marks)
One trend that contributes to garbage reduction is Upcycle, which transforms objects at the end of their useful life that would be discarded into new products. The use of tire air chambers for the manufacture of fashion items has been increasing and has already arrived in Brazil. Recman Br produces luxury handbags and backpacks that fit the eco chic trend and sustainable fashion.
5. Identify areas for improvement in environmental sustainability within the
systems and procedures (as in question 3) through own knowledge and
research, and communication with key personnel and stakeholders, taking into
account external benchmarks for improving resource use within your work
area. (4 marks)
In clothing, the company may decide to increase the life of a garment through the finish, can use fabrics that cause less environmental impact, check the origin of raw materials, ensure decent working conditions, perform upcycling and Etc. It is up to brands and consumers to decide to choose an ethical positioning in relation to fashion.
Part A total: 20 marks
Part B – Written or Oral Questions
1. In relation to your organisation, make a list of the resource requirements for a
12 month period. (4 marks)
68 rolls of fabric
20 rolls of thread
40 plastic packaging boxes
2. Give an example of how you would calculate the estimate usage of a current
and future resource relevant to your organisation. (4 marks)
According to the sale of the products.
If I wasn’t selling much, I would buy less to use what we already have. and if it were selling more than expected, it would increase the amount of purchase so we could produce more.
3. Outline how you would decide on; the equipment, materials or suppliers needed
for your organisation. Describe in detail the things you considered. (3 marks)
I would decide the equipment and materials based on the best selling products. And it would choose the most cost-effective suppliers with the best sustainable practices and the best quality.
4. Describe how you would identify a resource shortage within your organisation.
What impact may this have? (3 marks)
Identify according to the stock of resources and raw materials. This can have a large and negative impact by delaying production and customer ordering.
5. When using equipment within the workplace, what are the WHS requirements
that you must consider? Give one example. (4 marks)
secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces through the elimination or minimisation of risks, fair and effective one example is consider how long seamstresses stay on the machine, if they are ergonomically comfortable.
6. Describe the ways in which you can get your colleagues involved in the
resource allocation process and explain how getting your colleagues involved is
beneficial to your organisation. (6 marks)
By involving people in charge of the company’s areas and listening to their opinions, making them feel important and always being in their areas they can better recognize what they need in each of them.
7. Outline ways in which resource usage can be monitored within your
organisation using technology. (2 marks)
Using supply chain programs who can help with this monitoring.
8. Explain why is it important to remain within budget when acquiring resources?
To stay within purchase planning, and because if you spend more can affect the final price of the product for example.
9. How do you know when to place orders so as to meet the timelines that are in
place? (2 marks)
Knowing in advance the logistics of how much you use per day, even when you have available raw material, how long it takes for new raw material to arrive.
Part B total: 30 marks
Part C – Written or Oral Questions
1. Explain the procedures and protocols that are in place within your own
organisation that must be considered when coordinating business resources.
The goal of an organisation should be to maximise the output at the
lowest possible cost by using the business resources effectively. If the resources
are not used correctly it may lead to the failure of an organisation.
2. What business equipment is used within your organisation? (3 marks)
3. Outline the functions of this equipment and give examples of common faults
associated with them. (3 marks)
embroidery machines may hang with excess thread
cutting machines can break when misused
4. Scenario: It is your responsibility to coordinate the business resources within
your organisation. Based on what you have read in the student workbook and
discussed in class, create a table with columns and list all of the relevant
documents that will be needed whilst coordinating the business resources.
|How you willdeterminethe resourcerequirements.||The processesyou will useto acquireand allocateresources||The methodsyou will use tomonitor resourceallocation andusage||How you willreport resourceallocation andusage|
|Schedule of the project||Machine time. Square footage||Sales Cost||with calendars, time trackers and custom reports|
Part C total: 15 marks
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