SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage freight location and control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244030  Manage freight location and control 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
8053  Manage freight location and control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  32  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to manage freight and freight integrity, and plan, evaluate and implement freight location procedures.

Learners will be able to:
  • Categorise freight.
  • Plan the physical location for the storage of freight.
  • Plan and select the location of the facility in relation to the distribution network.
  • Plan the location of resources and equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The candidate must be able to carry out processes that involve a variety of standard and non-standard procedures, requiring the determination of appropriate methods and procedures in response to a range of concrete problems with some theoretical elements. The candidate is responsible for the nature, quantity and quality of outcomes, with possible responsibility for the achievement of group outcome, within broad general guidelines or functions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Categorise freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Categorise freight in terms of demand frequency, pick destination, special storage conditions (e.g. dangerous, perishables). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage requirements are identified according to freight characteristics to determine appropriate stock control techniques. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Freight characteristics includes, but is not limited to, live stock, perishables, dangerous goods, liquid, bulk, containerised, fast moving consumable goods (FMCG), vehicles and general cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Freight storage facilities are identified according to legislation, characteristics of freight types and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different freight types are categorised for the purpose of stock control. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the physical location for the storage of freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Make decisions about the physical location and storage of freight, taking into account lead times, customer requirements, freight characteristics, delivery schedules and supplier/manufacturer specifications and future organisational developments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures dealing with the locating and storage of freight are reviewed to ensure safety of people, environment and freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing systems are benchmarked against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A freight storage floor plan is designed and the workflow principles and freight security principles are described that have an impact on the design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    A freight storage plan includes, but is not limited to, existing, expansion and new facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of legislative requirements and procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control) is identified and applied in the planning of freight location and transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised) are compared and a location is selected according the characteristics of the freight type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Weaknesses are identified in the procedures dealing with the locating and storage of freight to ensure the safety of people, environment and freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Recommendations are made to improve the procedures dealing with the locating and storage of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Authorised improvements are implemented that will ensure the safety of people, environment and freight integrity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and select the location of the facility in relation to the distribution network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The distribution network is evaluated and the transport mode is identified and selected in terms of freight characteristics, customer requirements and infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the availability and reliability of the transport infrastructure is analysed to determine the choice of the location of the storage facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Costs forecasting is conducted in relation to the available transport infrastructure and the selected storage facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of legislation and regulation on the transport of freight is identified and applied in terms of freight characteristics, customer requirements and infrastructure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan the location of resources and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Resources includes, but is not limited to, lifting equipment, mechanical workshop, battery bays, pallets, wrapping, packaging, stock keeping, and vehicle park. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The resources and equipment to be utilised are identified in terms of freight characteristics and characteristics of the facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A resource and equipment location floor plan is developed indicating the location of resources and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A demand forecasting is conducted relating to floor space and design, and new technology that may have an impact on the location of resources and equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training Providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • 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 must be registered with the Department of Education and the programs offered by this institution must be accredited with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:
  • Warehousing and distribution practices (e.g. stock/inventory levels, stock/freight ownership, freight storage and movement practices, distribution methodologies - centralised/non-centralised) in wholesale operations versus third party storage operations.
  • Basic principles of demand forecasting and storage/location design/planning (e.g. racking, binning, temperature control).
  • The interrelationship between freight management and all related activities in the logistics chain (e.g. marketing department, receipt and dispatch procedures, warehouse design, transportation/distribution planning).
  • Basic loss control principles in order to manage physical and operational freight security (e.g. reports, cages) and integrity (e.g. bond stores, quarantine regulations).
  • Industry specific legislation pertaining to human resources, geographic environment, operating environment and freight management (e.g. OHS Act).
  • Storage principles and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Determine the treatment and conditions of diverse stock types giving cognisance to legal, technical, customer and health and safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams e.g., by providing empathetic support in order to foster enhanced customer relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information e.g. evaluating existing and/or sourcing, analysing and implementing new freight management systems, which are directly linked to the organisational strategy to maintain and enhance service levels.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information e.g. sourcing of information on worldwide and local industry trends to enhance productivity, efficiency and customer service.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information e.g. in implementing improvements to organisational processes by analysing periodic stock reviews to identify reasons for discrepancies or mishandling. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding that the world is a set of related systems e.g. by improving organisation performance by benchmarking existing systems and processes against world best practice and competitor organisation performance. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 8053, "Manage freight location and control", Level 5, 32 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  80686   National Diploma: Supply Chain Management: Sensitive Consumer Products  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Makwedeng Training 
    3. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



    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.