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ST | Global Fashion Supply Chain Intensive
Bandung, Indonesia; Jakarta, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Design & Social Context (DSC) Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
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Program details:
  • Tour Leader: Kate Kennedy and Saniyat Islam
  • Availability: 15 places
  • Program Dates: 
    • Melbourne Intensive: 13, 14 and 15 November 2017
    • Indonesia: 8 - 20 January 2018
This global mobility study intends to deliver the course Global Fashion Supply Chains (OMTG2192) in conjunction with an apparel industry partner at their Indonesian production facility in Bandung Indonesia. The aim is to immerse participants in the supply chain processes of design, development, production and distribution of apparel products. Participants will be required to undertake a pre-study on sourcing environments in a range of South East Asian countries and to document a quality manual according to Quality Management Principles during the mobility intensive study in Indonesia. A final report will be delivered at the completion of the study.

The course aims to formulate the capabilities for fashion entrepreneurs to successfully develop, implement and manage different, local or international production and supply network configurations. The focus of Global Fashion Supply Chains is in strategic decision making on how to locate a production and supply network for a diverse range of fashion products. This course investigates and identifies current business models and various key systems in the fashion supply chain network.

This study is being coordinated by with RMIT with our preferred Indonesian global mobility partner; International Internships.

Overview of Learning Activities:
This intensive is being offered as a Spring semester intensive elective course with the intensive off shore study tour component in Indonesia in late November to early December. Participants in the additional off shore intensive study option during the mid-semester break in Vietnam will be joining the Melbourne Intensive workshop. 

Compulsory Intensive Pre-Studies Workshop (15hrs)
This workshop will run in the Spring semester and will include the following activities:
  • Global Supply Chain Intensive Melbourne Pre-tour Workshop:  13th – 15th November (compulsory for all students)
  • Industry partner briefing and the sourcing and supply chain know-how, production capabilities and abilities of manufacturers and suppliers within the region.
Itinerary:

Travel to Jakarta by own arrangements (Monday 8 January)

Jakarta (Tuesday 9th January – Saturday 13 January)
Orientation
On arrival, you will receive key information including health, safety and emergency procedures, and details about living and getting around in Indonesia. You will be given a local sim card and adaptor.

Introduction to Business in Asia
We will spend the first three days of the study tour completing an “Introduction to Business in Asia”. These three days will involve presentations by a number of government representatives, organisations and professionals working in Indonesia and internationally. Likely sessions will include a talk by the Victorian Trade Commissioner to Indonesia, a lecture on international business at our partner University, a visit to a mentoring organisation for Indonesian start-ups, a visit to the ASEAN Secretariat, as well as to major global retailers and logistics professionals. The focus will be on international trade, logistics and fashion.

Historical Sites
On the first day, we will visit Jakarta’s ‘old City”, where many museums and historical monuments are located. This area is a must-see for students wishing to understand Indonesia’s history and culture, as well as the factors that have influenced its current international relations.

Bandung (Sunday 14th January – Saturday 20th January)
In Bandung, we will spend mornings at our industry partner’s production facility and other textile factories within the Bandung region. The schedule here will be packed full with time spent at our partner manufacturer’s factory, at international mills and with local brands.
In the afternoons and evenings, you will have the time to discover the city of Bandung, a major factory outlet shopping destination and fashion entrepreneurship hub in South East Asia.

Local contacts:
International Internships will connect us with a local university to bring local students and activities during the program. Visits are planned to the Textile Institute: the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and the Indonesian College of Design (STDI)

Eligibility:
  • Only RMIT postgraduate coursework Masters students enrolled in OMGT2192 can apply for this tour.

Academic Credit: 
  • Gain up to 12 credit points toward your degree.
  • Students will need to enrol into OMGT2192 - Global Fashion Supply Chain
Program Cost: 
The estimated total cost of the program is AU$1,790 (not including OMTG 2192 course fee or travel to and from Jakarta)
This includes
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 availability of International Internships staff during the program.
  • RMIT academic staff
  • Accommodation
  • Transport for all activities organised for the program
  • All costs associated with organisational visits and cultural activities
  • All costs associated with Introduction to Business in Asia
  • Some meals
  • Assistance with visas, where required.
  • Accommodation
  • RMIT student travel insurance

Addtional Costs to Consider
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Most meals
  • Spending money
  • A single room is available on request for additional cost
N.B. This does not include course fee for (OMGT2192). You will be required to pay a deposit of $300 to commit to your place on the program, once your application has been accepted.

Accommodation:
  • In Jakarta, you will be accommodated in twin-share rooms at the Veranda Hotel (or similar standard). This is generally used for corporate functions and is very comfortable, clean and safe, with 24/7 security.
  • In Bandung, you will be housed in twin share accommodation at a hotel or apartment of similar quality to Veranda Hotel.

2017 Funding:
  • 10 x $500.00 Mobility Grants for all students participating in the Indonesian global intensive. Selection is based on successful completion:
    1. A 500-word submission “how this course would benefit my career within the global fashion industry”.
    2. Uploading of all Mobi documentation by the 1/10/2017.
    3. The date of your submission (first in with above completed)
  • Successful grant recipients will be required to act as a Global Mobility Ambassador for RMIT. This will involve producing image/video posts and blog posts during their mobility activity, and being available to do a profile with official RMIT news. All necessary travel documents must be submitted via the Mobi system before receiving the grant.
  • There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.
Contacts:
Kate Kennedy, Program Manager
Email: kate.kennedy@rmit.edu.au

 

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