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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244504  Describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific context 
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 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 will enable learners to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific context.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain the role of logistics as they apply to a specific operation.
  • Understand supply chains and the movement of materials within supply chains.
  • Describe logistics activities in a specific operation.
  • Describe the concepts relating to inventory that are applicable to a specific operation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of logistics as they apply to a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of supply chains are explained to reflect their impact on the specific operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Supply Chains include, but are not limited to, service industries, manufacturing industries, wholesale and retail industries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inputs and outputs of logistics are described as they apply to a specific operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inputs (natural, human, financial, and information resources).
    Outputs (product or service, customer service, distribution, transportation, warehousing, storage).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different roles that logistics play are listed and described in terms of planning, co-ordinating, and controlling in a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The flow of material through a facility is explained to reflect its impact on customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customer requirements include but not limited to cycle times, quick response times, flexibility, quality, delivery dates.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe logistics activities in a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logistics functions/departments are identified to determine their influence on a specific operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functions/departments include but are not limited to: procurement, transportation, material handling, inventory control, packaging, storage (raw material stores, maintenance stores, finished goods stores, work in progress stores.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the role of logistics is explained to reflect the importance of the availability of material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of logistic activities are explained in terms of customer service and impact on the process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Right product, right time, right price, right quality, right quantity.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the concepts relating to inventory that are applicable to a specific operation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Inventory includes raw materials, machine parts and components, tools and equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), finished goods, in process goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role that inventory plays are described in a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types of inventory are explained in relation to a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The measures utilized to control inventory are identified and explained in a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Costs associated with inventory are explained to eliminate wastage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship between logistics and quality management is explained to reflect impact on customer service and satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Aspects of inventory control are explained to reflect its impact on a specific operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects of inventory control includes but are not limited to inventory levels, stockouts, incorrect quantities, shortages, ordering.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
  • The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification.
    > Internal moderation.
    > External moderation.
    > An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
    > Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
    > All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities.
    > Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    > Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
    > Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
    > Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
    > Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Logistics systems including inputs and outcomes.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Satisfying production and customer requirements.
  • Optimal management of inventory.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Logistics activities such as warehousing, inventory, procurement, transportation and planning.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Detrimental effect of ineffective logistics systems on customer service.
  • Poor inventory control.
  • Logistics impact on quality.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • List all possible role players in a logistics system focussing on components of supply chains.
  • Principles of stakeholder involvement and participation in supply chains.
  • Basic Inventory management concepts.
  • Timeousness and a sense of urgency in the satisfaction of customer needs.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Explain the procedures of inventory control.
  • Operational procedures, methods and techniques.
  • Quality Management.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • OHS.
  • Hazardous and Dangerous Goods.
  • Related legislation and regulations.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Inventory control techniques.
  • Procurement.
  • Quality Control.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Holistic approach to logistics.
  • Impact of logistics on other functionaries. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • The needs of customers have been optimally met.
  • Inventory levels comply with demand. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • When controlling inventory and managing warehouse functions.
  • In the satisfying of customer needs.
  • In meeting quality specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Planning ahead.
  • Compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Performing appropriate checks and procedures.
  • Using checklists where appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The impact of poor logistics control on a organisations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Convey inventory and quality information to relevant structures.
  • Meetings and informal communication with stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Performing with in a logistical environment and in particular when handling inventory.
  • When they communicate using different aids.
  • Make use of machinery within the confines of the orginisations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Planning, scheduling and control the function.
  • Considering the classification of inventory.
  • Between the legislation and actual workplace circumstances.
  • The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the environment.
  • Between different logistical departments.
  • Between logistics and other business departments. 

  • 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  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    3. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    6. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    7. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    8. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    9. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    10. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    11. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    12. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    13. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    14. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    15. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 
    16. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    17. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    18. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    20. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    21. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    22. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    23. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    24. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    25. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    26. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    27. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    28. School of Shipping 
    29. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    30. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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