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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain stock levels of equipment and consumables 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265001  Maintain stock levels of equipment and consumables 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 is able to procure and maintain stock levels of equipment and consumables required for a manufacturing and assembly process and the maintenance of a systematic stock information system.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining stock control concepts in accordance with typical industry practices.
  • Maintaining appropriate stock levels.
  • Procuring stock for a given period or specific contract.
  • Counting and evaluate materials stocked. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this Unit standard assumes an existing or new manufacturing or assembly plant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain stock control concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A systematic stock information system is maintained in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The stock system includes the items in stock, replacement levels, supplier, shelf life and age (where applicable) and condition (new or reconditioned).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All stock items are clearly identified with tags or labels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock is stored in an organised, safe and clean environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Required stock and stock information is accessed within a short space of time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain appropriate stock levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Desired stock levels are noted taking stock rotation into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Re-ordering policy is explained in terms of standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Re-ordering policy should take the cost of handling stock, administrative costs and service levels into consideration.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock levels are maintained above pre-determined minimum levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock is returned to suppliers in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Orders and materials are traced in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Procure stock for a given period or specific contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An itemised bill of materials is compiled based on project requirements or off-take for the given period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible estimation errors, losses that may occur and market changes are taken into consideration to determine total materials requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An enquiry is lodged and quotes are obtained from approved suppliers based on total material requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supplier selection is explained in terms of selection criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selection criteria may include, but is not limited to price, payment terms, availability, delivery time, quality, reliability, distance and on-site delivery.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Material quantities are compared to supplied requisition or order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Damaged materials and packaging are noted and problems addressed in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Count and evaluate materials stocked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock is counted and compared to calculated stock levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incorrect, damaged and missing items are noted and handled according standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Outstanding and late orders are followed up with suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumable expiry dates are noted, expired materials removed and short shelf life items are flagged. 


    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 or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Stock control concepts.
  • Appropriate stock levels for organisation.
  • Stock procurement policies and procedures.
  • Methods and techniques to count and evaluate materials stocked.
  • Return stock policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the maintenance of stock levels of equipment and consumables. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others so that stock control processes and procedures are maintained by all stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in ways which will maintain a systematic stock information system in order to maintain stock levels of equipment and consumables. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to maintain a systematic stock control system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conducting stock administration and when dealing with customers and suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture, store, process and retrieve stock information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the inaccurate maintenance of stock levels results in losses for the organisation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. HV Maintenance Services (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    6. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    7. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 
    8. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa 
    9. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    10. Professional Driver Solutions T/A PDS Training Centre (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    11. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    12. Wavelength T.T.I 



    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.