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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe basic freight logistic principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242875  Describe basic freight logistic principles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 will be able to apply an understanding of basic logistics principles within any freight handling operating environment. They will also be able to describe the functions and relationships of different departments and describe their impact on the business as well as the distribution channel.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and explain the functions of the different internal departments.
  • Describing the principles of supply and demand.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact of customers on the industry.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the distribution channel. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or its equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or its equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Customer value formulae includes but is not limited to: quality, customer service, cycle time and cost. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the functions of different internal departments. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Internal Departments receiving; dispatch; admin; procurement; returns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different departments in freight handling are identified and described with examples in terms of the specific area of specialisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Area of specialisation - stevedoring; airfreight; warehousing and distribution; pipeline; ports; courier bulk operations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key functions of the different departments are listed and explained with examples of each function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Freight Handling infrastructure for each area of specialisation is described according to freight handling requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the principles of supply and demand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic principles of supply and demand are explained according to international definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key drivers of demand are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The key parties impacting supply and demand are identified from a list of parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demand alignment is defined according to international definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of demand planning for operations is explained with examples of the consequences of not doing demand planning and alignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An example of demand planning in the workplace is shown (e.g. extra staff over the Christmas/other busy period) in accordance with requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of logistics business impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Customer Value formulae are applied in order to demonstrate the impact of a change in the variables on total logistics cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customer Value Formulae will include but not limited to quality, customer service, cycle time and cost.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer differentiation is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key drivers of enhanced customer relations are identified and explained according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the distribution channel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific Distribution Channel is defined according to international definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key players/composition of the specific distribution channel are defined and their roles are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measuring the efficiency of the Channel is demonstrated in a practical exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of knowing what the distribution channel looks like can be explained with an example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The benefits accruing to all parties within the distribution channel can be explained with a list of the benefits. 


    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 
  • The concept of Logistics and the Supply Chain.
  • The concept of Supply and Demand.
  • The basic principles of Demand Alignment.
  • Fundamental principles of customer service management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information pertaining to the difference between the supply chain and logistics. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems: where the impact of supply and demand on the different role-players within the supply chain, and within the departments affects the internal logistics of an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate initiative in developing personal interactions with internal customers in departments designed to improve quality of service between departments, by working effectively with others and in teams. 

    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  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    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 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    3. BPL Academy 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    6. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    7. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    8. Innovative Shared Services 
    9. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    10. Makwedeng Training 
    11. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    12. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    14. Rainbow Skills Development Centre 
    15. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    16. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    17. School of Shipping 
    18. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    19. Shipping and Transport College 
    20. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    21. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Training Force 



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