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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Recommend orders for clients in a fast moving consumer goods environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243679  Recommend orders for clients in a fast moving consumer goods environment 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 individuals who work for a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) merchandising company and are responsible for ensuring stock availability at the wholesaler/retailer on behalf of the manufacturer/supplier.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to recommend orders where stocks are low and will follow the policies and procedures of the three parties involved in the process to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Where the FMCG merchandiser is able to take orders these orders will be executed according to the requirements of all parties involved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the FMCG merchandiser's role in maintaining stock levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the FMCG merchandiser in maintaining stock levels is explained as it applies to the organisations involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The policies in respect of the collecting of orders on their behalf are explained as they apply to the various manufacturers/suppliers involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The policies in respect of the placing of orders with FMCG merchandisers are explained as they apply to the various wholesalers/retailers involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    In instances where the FMCG merchandiser is not permitted to place orders, alternative methods for ensuring stock continuity is suggested as they apply to the affected organisations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate required orders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effect of overstocks and sold outs on all stakeholders is explained in terms of general service delivery and the financial impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of incorrect stock counts is explained as they impact on the accuracy of orders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock counts are completed accurately and timely where stock shortages are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Expected sales and an order are calculated with a focus on avoiding both an over and under stocking situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The potential impact of pressurising a client into ordering stock not actually required is explained in terms of the effect on the long term relationship. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate the need for an order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The policies and procedures for reporting the need for an order are explained as applicable to the merchandising organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The retailer is advised of the need for an order and where an order is given the applicable documentation is correctly completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The merchandising organisation's documentation in respect of the recording of the need for an order is maintained according to the policies of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for the order is communicated to the relevant role players as applicable to the merchandising organisation and manufacturer/supplier. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA, which has a MOU with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The role of the FMCG merchandiser in maintaining stock levels.
  • The policies in respect of the collecting of orders as they apply to the various manufacturers/suppliers involved.
  • The policies in respect of the placing of orders with FMCG merchandisers as they apply to the various wholesalers/retailers involved.
  • Alternative methods for ensuring stock continuity where orders may not be collected.
  • The effect of overstocks and sold outs on all stakeholders.
  • The impact of incorrect stock counts.
  • Calculating expected sales and orders.
  • The potential impact of pressurising a client into ordering stock not actually required.
  • Policies and procedures for reporting the need for an order. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team.

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Communicate the need for an order. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to all specific outcomes. 

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

    Refer to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to all specific outcomes. 

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

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Explain the FMCG merchandiser's role in maintaining stock levels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Maintain the environment.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Calculate required orders.
  • Communicate the need for an order. 

  • 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  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    3. GP Retail Operations (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Martiq 1223 cc 
    6. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    7. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Shonakhona Trading 7 (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Southern Ambition 653 CC 
    10. SSD Consultants 
    11. The Ed Agency 



    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.