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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply Fundamental Concepts of Supply Chain Management Optimisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11273  Apply Fundamental Concepts of Supply Chain Management Optimisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2026-06-30   2029-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for people wishing to become competent in the application of the fundamental principles of supply chain management.

Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to identify opportunities to add value to the processes and procedures required to plan, source, make and deliver materials and goods. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FOR 13 Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported and exported by Airfreight
Or
FOR 14 Apply Groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface
CUS 21 Frame and scrutinise Customs entries within Schedule 4 to the Customs Act

INTFIN 2 Perform Basic Business Calculations 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The applied competency expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes requiring a range of responses based on informed judgment and reliant largely on the ability of the learner to analytically interpret and disseminate information, in order to achieve a desired outcome.

Competence includes the application of influencing and negotiation techniques, in the pursuit of the required result. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options, make decisions about and evidence performance around each of the specific outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Use a reference model to identify the parties involved and their respective roles in a supply chain. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Apply the principles of supply chain optimisation as they pertain to each element. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identify the elements which make up total logistics cost. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Transform the strategic objectives of the organisation into a supply chain optimisation framework. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Make recommendations for supply chain optimisation based on a time frame of implementation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Achieve appropriate customer-service standards in a cost effective manner through the introduction of supply chain optimisation methodologies. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE:

The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. Reasons for supply chain optimisation implementation
2. Reference models used in supply chain management (e.g. SCOR)
3. The role of forecasting in supply chain management
4. Customer focused marketing (comparison of current processes and procedures against customer focused marketing criteria)
5. Understanding the opportunities for value added services
6. Supply chain relationships
7. Cross functional integration
8. The concept of postponement logistics
9. 3rd and 4th party logistics
10. Components of total logistics cost (e.g. in and outbound logistics, packaging, storage, financing, manufacturing, labour)
11. Off balance sheet financing 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made,eg,
! Identify elements comprising the total logistics cost and analyse the performance of each of these elements against acceptable standards, identifying problems and applying critical thinking in order to generate problem-solving options 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,eg,
Appreciate that:
* since the Forwarding Industry is practised in an international environment at the micro, meso and macro levels it operates in systems which are reliant on others and which address the processing of data,
* the processing systems approach as well as the productivity orientation of Forwarding companies demands high levels of teamwork and the understanding, reaction and maintenance of team coherence and co- operation,
* the level of competency is largely dependent on the individual`s ability and capacity to operate effectively with peers, supervisors, internal and external customers. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
3. Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively
! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,eg,
! Transform the strategic objectives of the organisation into a supply chain optimisation framework, by collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
! Present and communicate a supply chain optimisation model which meets customer service strategies for implementation over a sequential time frame 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIAA composite statement of outcomes which expresses applied competence in the particular component of practice

Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

1. Apply models appropriate to the analysis of supply chain elements and their components
2. Demonstrate a conceptual and holistic understanding of the role played by supply chain optimisation in the planning, sourcing, making and delivering materials and goods.
3. Identify elements comprising the total logistics cost and analyse the performance of each of these elements against acceptable standards
4. Construct a supply chain model based on analysis of:
! Corporate strategy
! Customer service strategies
! Strategic design
! Supply Chain design
! Functional design
! The implementation process
5. Recommend a supply chain optimisation model which meets customer service strategies for implementation over a sequential time frame 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
N/A 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Core  22444   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Core  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
Elective  49086   National Certificate: Auctioneering Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2010-11-11  TETA 
Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30   
Elective  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  LG SETA 
Elective  49196   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
Elective  49198   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
Elective  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. Nhlahle Development Agency 
2. SERVICES SETA AUTHORIZED DUMMY 
3. UMTHOMBO WO LWAZIPTYLTD 
4. V SHEN PTY LTD 



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