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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate stock policies and logistic services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115852  Evaluate stock policies and logistic services 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 
The person credited with this Unit Standard is able to evaluate current policies against international and local best practices and identify discrepancies and areas of improvement

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing local and international stock and logistic policy trends.
  • Auditing stock holding/movement procedures.
  • Evaluating logistical services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Accountancy and Communications at NQF level 4 or its equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Outputs will include reports of analysis of stock and logistics.
  • Operatives will include stock controllers, managers, merchandisers and logistic operators. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse local and international stock and logistic policy trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of local and international procedures, practices and strategies for short-term and long term stock holding strategies are analysed and their main features, advantages and disadvantages listed in tabular form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range of local and international procedures, practices and strategies for planning and implementing logistics in a small business are analysed and their main features, advantages and disadvantages listed in tabular form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The current policies and strategies relating to stock-holding and logistic services of the business are evaluated against evidence found and a report written on how both aspects can be improved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Audit stock holding procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Stock taking is done using the current stock holding procedures of the business and stock discrepancies identified and analysed using standard analytical skills and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Revised stock holding procedures are recommended to eliminate discrepancies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock movement tracking procedures are audited and evaluated for accuracy using company policy and procedures as guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock security procedures are audited and evaluated, discrepancies identified and evaluated and reported on in required format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate logistic services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logistic planning and logging procedures are evaluated for effectiveness in terms of meeting internal and external client expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Logistics operations are examined and compared with laid down company procedures and policies to determine identify where they are not being fully implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is written indicating where logistic service practice differs from policy and recommendations made as to how the discrepancies can be eliminated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Organisational procedures 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when comparing practice with policy and identifying ways of eliminating the differences. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization when stock taking and when comparing practice with policy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when collecting information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to overseas and local logistics and stock holding and control mechanisms and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when wring reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively when using the computer for report writing and data storage and retrieval. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when seeing that incomplete implementation of policies and procedures leads to poor service to internal and external clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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
    Elective  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.