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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of manufacturing and assembly logistics planning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116292  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of manufacturing and assembly logistics planning 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
Learners involved in manufacturing and assembly logistics require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of the concepts and principles utilised in the establishment of business and production plans. Learners are required to understand the nature of these plans, identify and interpret critical issues, components and the establishment process.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics at NQF level 4 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been developed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience or related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously.
  • The scope of this unit standard applies to the areas of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Local and Export Supply Industry and Parts and Accessories (P&A) and should be contextualised during assessment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the interfaces and interactions of a manufacturing and assembly strategic business plan. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Major goals and objectives of the organisation.
  • Strategic horizon.
  • The need for a sound business plan.
  • Vision, mission, goals, targets, objectives and the measurement thereof. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Business plan includes plans describing the strategic direction of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Principles of manufacturing and assembly planning is understood.
    2. Factors influencing plan is defined and interpreted.

    Indicators

    1. Factors and influences are noted.
    2. Internal and external customer service levels are maintained or improved.
    3. Accepted cost parameters are adhered to.
    4. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    5. Appropriate software and systems are utilised.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Reasons for formulating strategies.
    2. Existence of Inter-relationships.
    3. Importance of interfaces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify critical issues relating to strategic planning. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Critical issues relevant to the strategy.
  • Importance of the relevant interfaces.
  • Availability of critical resources.
  • Micro and macro environment. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Critical issues include interfaces and critical resources, business constraints, demands, economic trends and legislation influencing the industry and / or the organisation.
  • Interfaces include marketing, finance, production and engineering.
  • Critical resources include intellectual property, manpower, assets, suppliers and service providers and finance. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Principles of manufacturing and assembly planning is understood.
    2. Factors influencing plan is defined and interpreted.

    Indicators

    1. Factors and influences are noted.
    2. Internal and external customer service levels are maintained or improved.
    3. Accepted cost parameters are adhered to.
    4. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    5. Appropriate software and systems are utilised.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Reasons for formulating strategies.
    2. Existence of Inter-relationships.
    3. Importance of interfaces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Master Production Plan / Schedule (MPP / MPS) as an output of the Strategic / Business plan. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Factors involved in the process of developing the MPS / MPP.
  • Different planning horizons and time buckets.
  • Alternative scenarios to satisfy the required input parameters. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Factors involved in the process includes the output of the Rough Cut Capacity Plan (RCCP).
  • Factors involved in the process of developing the production plan includes business approach (Make to Stock / Make to Order / Assemble to Order), production and distribution lead-times, constraints (market, production, suppliers and distribution), engineering influence (new and changed products), current stock availability (raw materials and finished goods: in "pipeline").
  • Planning horizons include long, medium and short-term plans. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Principles of manufacturing and assembly planning is understood.
    2. Factors influencing plan is defined and interpreted.

    Indicators

    1. Factors and influences are noted.
    2. Internal and external customer service levels are maintained or improved.
    3. Accepted cost parameters are adhered to.
    4. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    5. Appropriate software and systems are utilised.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Reasons for formulating strategies.
    2. Existence of Inter-relationships.
    3. Importance of interfaces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the uses of the Master Production Plan / Schedule (MPP / MPS). 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Detailed production schedule.
  • Material requirements planning (MRP).
  • Distribution plans. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Uses in main interfaces includes production scheduling and control, MRP, detailed sales and market planning, finance, distribution, human resources, suppliers and service providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Principles of manufacturing and assembly planning is understood.
    2. Factors influencing plan is defined and interpreted.

    Indicators

    1. Factors and influences are noted.
    2. Internal and external customer service levels are maintained or improved.
    3. Accepted cost parameters are adhered to.
    4. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    5. Appropriate software and systems are utilised.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Reasons for formulating strategies.
    2. Existence of Inter-relationships.
    3. Importance of interfaces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the customer in the business process chain (internal and external). 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Customer needs and expectations.
  • Satisfying customer needs in terms of planning.
  • Customer focus in business performance. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Principles of manufacturing and assembly planning is understood.
    2. Factors influencing plan is defined and interpreted.

    Indicators

    1. Factors and influences are noted.
    2. Internal and external customer service levels are maintained or improved.
    3. Accepted cost parameters are adhered to.
    4. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    5. Appropriate software and systems are utilised.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Reasons for formulating strategies.
    2. Existence of Inter-relationships.
    3. Importance of interfaces. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant ETQA that has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Definition and scope of business and Master Production Plan / Schedule (MPP / S).

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Make to Stock / Make to Order / Assemble to Order.
  • Lead-times.
  • Constraints (market, production, suppliers and distribution).
  • Engineering influence (new and changed products).
  • Product life cycle.
  • Production releases.
  • Launch curves.
  • Run - ins / Run-outs.
  • Inventory.
  • Marketing forecast.
  • Business and logistics planning.
  • Chase vs. Levelling strategy.
  • Bottle-necks and capacity constraining resources.
  • Joint Ventures.
  • Technical and licensing agreements.

    3. Purpose of:
  • Business plan and MPP / MPS.
  • Using simulation tools to evaluate the feasibility of the MPS / MPP.

    4. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Inter-relationship with other functions in the organisation.
  • Network of implications.

    5. Procedures and techniques:
  • Sensitivity analysis.
  • Project planning.
  • Use applicable planning software.
  • SWOT analysis.
  • Forward and backward planning (push and pull).

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies.
  • Local or global sales, marketing and distribution legislation.

    7. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable statistical concepts and tools.
  • Project planning principles.
  • Lean manufacturing.
  • General strategic planning principles.

    8. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between company strategy and organisational functions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Identify too high / too low market demand for available capacity, identify possible solutions and discuss with appropriate stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Provide critical feedback to up and downstream customers.
  • Acquire applicable information from stakeholders and discuss. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Plan own activities in terms of milestones in the business planning and MPP/ MPS processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • From MPP / MPS and business plan and information flowing from it.
  • Factors influencing these plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Share the implications of business plan and MPP/ MPS with relevant stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use dedicated soft- and hardware to evaluate plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Understanding how I fit into the bigger picture, and how my activities impact on my up and downstream customers as well as related functions in the organisation. 

  • 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
    Core  48962   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58204   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cable Jointing and Termination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  57885   Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. AIR TRAINING CONSULTING & SERVICES 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. HT MARKTECH 
    9. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    10. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    11. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    12. KGWEBISWANO SUPPLIES & SERVICES 
    13. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    14. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    15. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    16. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    17. Production Management Institute 
    18. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    19. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    20. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    21. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    22. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    23. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    24. Sabela Learning Academy 
    25. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    26. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    27. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    28. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    29. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    30. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    31. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    33. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    34. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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