Assignment #1 Steps 2-6

I am a happy man. My assignment 1 is finished and pretty well ready to hand in. This copy included steps 5 and 6 which I haven’t yet posted. If you would like to have a look, I’ve attached it below.

Assignment 1 Steps 2-6

Now I need to go study some economics.

KP

 

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Feedback to Others

Hello

I have provided feedback for Nick Hooper on assignment 1 (which I have linked below). I will be updating this post with more of the feedback I have provided.

If there is anyone else who would like me to provide feedback for them, please let me know, and I will try my best to get it done.

Thanks

Kelvin

EDIT: Also attached is feedback for Candice Bohmer and Harwinder Kaur Dhaliwal

Peer Feedback – Nick Hooper

Peer Feedback – Candice Bohmer

Peer Feedback – Harwinder Kaur Dhaliwal

CTI Logistics

I was completely unaware of the existence of the CTI Logistics prior to seeing that it was the company was assigned to me for this assignment. I knew that companies like this existed, but I had never heard of CTI Logistics. Perhaps part of the reason is that they are mainly based in Western Australia and some capital cities of other states, but even more so is that I have never had any use myself for the services they provide.

Founded in 1972, they are actually a fairly large company, and are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Just from reading the main page of their website I can see that they employ over 1000 people and over 750 vehicles in order to assist businesses with transport needs, along with cranes and heavy machinery. Transport and machinery is only one part of their services. They also have warehouses for storage (temperature controlled) and have services such as packaging, plant and equipment preservation, security monitoring and confidential document/media storage among others. It’s almost like an all you can eat buffet, but with logistics services rather than food. Their philosophy sums this up perfectly; “We’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done”. CTI Logistics operate warehouses in Perth, Broome, Karratha, Bunbury, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This does give them a national presence. The large number of warehouses across Western Australia does confirm that a large part of their business is tied to the mining industry within the state (their website also mentions that the company has a “minerals and energy logistics” department).

This is a very basic overview of the company CTI logistics and their services from an outsider on the other side of the continent to where they are based. If there are any Western Australians or residents of capital cities in Australia who have perhaps seen any of their warehouses/trucks/equipment, know a little about the company or maybe have even worked for them, don’t hesitate to add something to the comments. Any information about this unfamiliar company would be handy. Thanks.

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Accounting, Learning and Online Communication: An Introduction

Greetings

I am Kelvin Pimm, and I am glad that you will be joining me as a work my way through this unit. A little bit about myself; I am 18, having graduated from high school last year and am now studying a Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business dual degree, part time and by distance. I work full time in a local accounting firm, which is an advantage and a disadvantage. It is an advantage in that I am exposed to many of the aspects that I will be studying before I actually study them, and a disadvantage as it could be easy to fall into the trap of thinking I already know it all, which would be disastrous for my marks.

The purpose of this blog will be to document my thoughts on this unit as the weeks go by. I’m sure those reading will find my perspectives on the subject interesting, just as I have found enjoyment in reading the blogs of others studying this unit.

As a late starter on my blog I’ll cover some of my initial thoughts from the first week while I’m here. “Accounting, Learning and Online Communication” seemed like a curious name for an introductory accounting subject at first. I just dismissed it as a fancy name for the sake of professionalism. I soon discovered through my readings of the introduction to the study guide that this is no ordinary subject, and that it is so much more than the basics of Accounting. I may have been oblivious to it previously, but the name of this unit is very relevant. We will also be trying to make ourselves better learners who maintain knowledge in our brains long term, rather than students who just memorise information for an exam and forget about it a week later. Online communication is also a vital aspect of the business world today and will only become more important as time goes on.

Some people also may be curious as to the image I have put at the top of this post. The city is Tel Aviv, Israel. A rather picturesque city, and a hotbed of start up businesses, so I thought it would be a cool, different choice.

Thanks for reading

Kelvin