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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117899  Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 intended for people who pick stock for despatch to stores/customers in a Distribution Centre or Warehouse.

These persons are able to identify stock listed on a picking advice, pick the correct quantity, pack and move the stock ready for despatch to customers/stores in a manner that prevents losses and enhance the efficiency of the supply chain. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at ABET NQF level 4, or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET NQF Level 4, or equivalent
  • The use of applicable machinery/equipment for picking of stock in the organisation 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Possible picking problems refer to and include problems such as empty locations, insufficient stock, incorrect stock, damaged and expired stock 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret instructions to pick stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan from which picking instructions are to be collected is identified according to organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct product in the correct location is identified according to organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quantity to be picked is identified and explained according to the picking instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The packing configuration is identified and explained according to the picking instruction 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pick stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effect of incorrect picking on the business and DCX is explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate packing containers/packaging is selected according to the characteristics of the stock and organisational policy 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate picking method is selected according to the characteristics of the stock, the location of the stock and organisational policy and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct stock is picked based on the details on the picking instruction 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible problems are identified; categorised and ways to handle them explained according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping standards are maintained throughout the picking process as required by the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Stock is moved to load points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The stock/containers are tagged/marked with destination markings according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Load points are identified and correct load points chosen to suit the delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock is picked/moved to load points within required timeframes according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock is picked, packed and moved in such a way as to minimize damages. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prevent shrinkage and losses while picking stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shrinkage and losses are explained in relation to the profits of the organisation and their impact on employees 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which shrinkage and losses occur are explained in relation to picking stock in a DC 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shrinkage and loss prevention measures are implemented while picking stock in the DC 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock that is packed in an unsafe manner is identified and handled according to organisational requirements, where applicable. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant ETQA . Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA.

    Internal Moderations will be performed by the Accredited Providers whilst the ETQA will perform external moderations of assessments across the Accredited Providers according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The organisational method for notifying items to pick and the understanding of these notifications.
  • The effect of incorrect picking on the business
  • The different organisational packing containers and their uses.
  • The different stock in the DC/Warehouse, their characteristics and the best methods of packing them.
  • Different methods/machinery/equipment for picking in the organisation
  • How to identify the different problems that could be encountered when picking stock and to whom they must be reported.
  • Organisational requirements in respect of tagging/identifying stock/containers with their destination.
  • Load points and how to choose the correct load point.
  • How to minimise damages when picking, packing and moving stock.
  • The impact of damages on the organisation.
  • The terms shrinkage & losses
  • The effect of shrinkage and losses on profits and employees
  • Causes and preventative methods for shrinkage and losses as applicable to the process of picking stocks
  • Common terms and concepts used when picking stock in the DC. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • Housekeeping standards are maintained throughout the picking process as required by the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others in a team

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • Housekeeping standards are maintained throughout the picking process as required by the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • The correct stock is picked based on the details on the picking instruction

    Stock is moved to load points.
  • Stock is picked/moved to load points within required timeframes according to organisational requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret instructions to pick stock
  • The plan from which picking instructions are to be collected is identified according to organisational procedures
  • The correct product in the correct location is identified according to organisational procedures
  • The quantity to be picked is identified and explained according to the picking instruction.
  • The packing configuration is identified and explained according to the picking instruction

    Pick stock
  • Appropriate packing containers/packaging is selected according to the characteristics of the stock and organisational policy
  • The appropriate picking method is selected according to the characteristics of the stock, the location of the stock and organisational policy and procedures

    Stock is moved to load points
  • Load points are identified and correct load points chosen to suit the delivery 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • Housekeeping standards are maintained throughout the picking process as required by the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • The appropriate picking method is selected according to the characteristics of the stock, the location of the stock and organisational policy and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • The effect of incorrect picking on the business and DCX is explained

    Stock is moved to load points
  • Stock is picked, packed and moved in such a way as to minimize damages

    Prevent shrinkage and losses while picking stock
  • Shrinkage and losses are explained in relation to the profits of the organisation and their impact on employees 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Maintain the environment

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Pick stock
  • Possible problems are identified; categorised and ways to handle them explained according to organisational procedures. 

  • 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  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  72049   National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    3. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    7. Edcellence (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Edcon Ltd 
    9. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    10. Freightmax 
    11. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    12. GP Retail Operations (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    15. InnerOut Training Solutions 
    16. Innovative Shared Services 
    17. Institute for Quality cc 
    18. Mahlasedi Training Matters 
    19. Makwedeng Training 
    20. Owl Business Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Passionate About People 
    23. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    24. REATS Training Services 
    25. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    26. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    27. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    28. SSD Consultants 
    29. Thahameso Training and Development Services 
    30. Training Force 
    31. Wheelman S A 
    32. Woolworths Pty Ltd 
    33. Yonke Education and Training Solutions 



    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.