Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain
OMGT1062 Transportation and Freight Logistics
Assessment Task 3: Transportation Plan
Assessment Type: Written Report (Individual) Word limit: 2,000 words (±5%)
Due date: 3:00PM (Melbourne time) Friday, 02
nd June 2023 (Week 13)
The aim of this assessment task is to assess the extent to which you have understood and
internalized knowledge regarding the structures, processes, systems, challenges and
opportunities in freight transportation and how well you can translate this knowledge into a
practical business situation. It requires you to critically examine not just the systems and
processes but the context within which they occur.
Learning Objectives Assessed
This assignment assesses Course Learning Objectives (CLOs) 1, 2 and 3.
I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to
the content and expectations of the Assessment declaration.
You will submit the soft copy of your assessment three (PDF format) in the appropriate link
provided in the Assignments module on CANVAS in WEEK 13 on FRIDAY 02/06/2023 by
3:00PM Melbourne time.
Transportation plan is worth 50 marks
You will ‘establish’ a commercial company in Australia with a major client in an overseas
country. Your company products are exported to the client. All your company’s shipments are
assumed to be delivered by third-party logistics companies. You use your own established
company to represent your knowledge of the complexity of international freight
transportation operations through a Transportation Plan. You are required to:
• Create a clear identity for your organization, including its commercial activities,
locations of core operations, & a key product involved; and the location of your
overseas major client,
• Clearly propose at least three (03) sales quotations, in which a specific Incoterms
rule 2020 will be used in each sales quotation, for your client to import your
company’s product into their destination with discussing the roles,
responsibilities, types of costs for each business participant (your company and
the client) for every sales quotation, and stating the reasons what sales quotation
• Clearly map out at least two (02) alternative freight transportation routes for
each sales quotation due to your company’s obligation defined by the Incoterms
rule used in every sales quotation,
• Collect data of transport cost and time for a detailed comparative analysis of the
alternative routes and suggest the best route(s) for each sales quotation.
Present your findings and analysis in a research essay format. Your research paper should 2,000
(±5%) words in length. A word count declaration is required at the end of the paper or at the
• Refer to RMIT College of Business: Guidelines for referencing and presentation in
written reports and essays (click here to download the guidebook) for an accurate
illustration and explanation on the format of a business report (see Chapter 5 p36-44.
See Table 17 p40 for a quick and helpful guide on how to present a business report).
• RMIT assignment coversheet should be used and signed by yourself.
• Please use font type Arial or Times Roma and font size 11 or 12, with 1.5 spacing
between sentences. Click here to read more about RMIT Business styles of presenting
references (Note: College of Business adopts the Harvard Style of Referencing).
• You will need 12-20 good articles (e.g. online news article or article from latest industry
newsletter, corporate websites, white papers, etc.) to demonstrate adequate extent of
research as well as content analysis.
• Your transportation plan will be put through the Turnitin system to determine the
Similarity Index. For this assessment, a Similarity Index 20% and below will be
permitted. The percentage tends to be higher due to RMIT Assignment Cover Sheet so
don’t be too concerned. The report will clearly list percentage of similarity per source.
How will the task be assessed?
The transportation plan will be assessed according to the following criteria (out of 50 marks):
• Executive Summary (4.0 marks). Succinct summary of main findings and recommendations.
• Organization’s Identity (6.0 marks). Comprehensive coverage of your organization +
product + client information.
• Quotation Proposal (12.0 marks). Quotations associated with roles, responsibilities, and costs.
• Freight Transportation Routes (12.0 marks). Alternative freight transportation associated with
international freight transportation activities.
• Recommended Routes (12.0 marks). Comparative analysis of the alternative routes and
suggest the best route(s) for each quotation.
• References (4.0 marks). Adequate quantity and quality of articles used to support quality discussions
Any instructions listed above not followed will see assignments being rejected.
Where to submit?
Submit your Assessment Three – Transportation Plan (in PDF format) in the
appropriate link provided in the Assignments module on CANVAS.
** If you do not understand the instructions listed above, seek clarification BEFORE
submission of assignment. Ignorance is unacceptable.
Summary of the assessment task:
Title: Transportation Plan
Course: OMGT1062 Transportation and Freight Logistics
Assessment Type: Written Report (Individual)
Word Limit: 2,000 words (±5%)
Due Date: 3:00 PM (Melbourne time) Friday, 2nd June 2023 (Week 13)
Learning Objectives Assessed: CLOs 1, 2, and 3
The assessment task aims to evaluate your understanding of freight transportation systems, processes, challenges, and opportunities, as well as your ability to apply this knowledge in a practical business scenario. You will create a transportation plan for a commercial company in Australia with an overseas client. The shipments will be delivered by third-party logistics companies. The assessment requires you to:
Establish the identity of your organization, including its activities, core locations, a key product, and the location of your overseas major client.
Propose at least three sales quotations for your client to import your company’s product, using specific Incoterms 2020 rules in each quotation. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, and types of costs for each business participant (your company and the client) in each quotation, and state your preferred quotation.
Map out at least two alternative freight transportation routes for each sales quotation based on the Incoterms rule used.
Collect data on transport cost and time for a detailed comparative analysis of the alternative routes and recommend the best route(s) for each sales quotation.
Submit the soft copy of your assessment three (PDF format) in the appropriate link provided in the Assignments module on CANVAS in WEEK 13 on FRIDAY 02/06/2023 by 3:00 PM Melbourne time.
Assessment Criteria (out of 50 marks):
Executive Summary: 4.0 marks
Organization’s Identity: 6.0 marks
Quotation Proposal: 12.0 marks
Freight Transportation Routes: 12.0 marks
Recommended Routes: 12.0 marks
References: 4.0 marks
Follow RMIT College of Business guidelines for referencing and presentation.
Use Arial or Times Roman font, size 11 or 12, with 1.5 spacing between sentences.
The Turnitin system will be used to check for similarity, with a permitted similarity index of 20% or below.
Adequate research with 12-20 relevant articles is required.
Failure to follow instructions may result in assignment rejection.
Remember to seek clarification if any instructions are unclear before submitting your assignment.