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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate processes to ensure the integration of supply chain information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336708  Facilitate processes to ensure the integration of supply chain information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard will enable learners to facilitate processes to ensure the integration of supply chain information.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Analyse on information parameters that impact on the effectiveness of the supply chain.
  • Facilitate processes for effective decision making regarding supply chain information systems.
  • Analyse the effectiveness and make recommendations to improve supply chain information systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • The execution of supervisory tasks.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Understanding the Supply Chain Management Philosophy.
  • Presentation skills at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • The need for properly integrated information systems.
  • How to develop criteria for effectively integrated systems.
  • How to facilitate decisions regarding information systems for the supply chain.
  • How to analyse information systems and recommend improvements. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse information parameters that impact on the effectiveness of the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for integrated supply chain information is determined and evaluated to indicate its positive and negative effects on integrated supply chain information systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fundamental information parameters are determined to measure their impact on the effectiveness of the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The supply chain processes are articulated indicating the information requirements that are needed for success in each of the process elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An impact analysis of customized demand information sharing on supply chain performance is conducted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate processes for effective decision making regarding supply chain information systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stakeholders that should be part of a decision making process regarding the selection of supply chain information systems are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The capabilities and capacities of available information systems are identified and evaluated to determine best approaches and associated risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A decision is made on the best solutions taking into account the risks identified to inform planning and managing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An integrated proposal is presented for approval in accordance with organisational procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the effectiveness of and make recommendations to improve supply chain information systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for effective information systems are generated in accordance with needs and stakeholder requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of the supply chain information systems is measured in accordance with the agreed criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Processes to improve the integration of information systems are determined and implemented in accordance with the agreed criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Improvements are indicated on the supply chain flow chart to reflect where opportunities are for the integration of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An information system map is produced to reflect the areas where required information is not available or in the incorrect format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Improvements to the system or to the use of the system are recommended in accordance with the findings of the analysis. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The purpose of information systems in the supply chain:
  • The benefits of integration.
  • The cost of not integrating.
  • The impact of un-integrated systems on productivity.
  • The risks of un-integrated systems.
  • The types of information required in the various parts of the supply chain.
  • What the information will be used for.
  • What various information systems can provide.
  • The importance of information capacity.
  • The importance of flexibility and adaptability of systems.
  • The skills levels required to effectively use the available systems.
  • The danger of going for "over kill".
  • The lessons learnt in industry.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the various systems.
  • The impact of e-commerce on supply chain information systems.
  • The role and functioning of ERP systems.
  • The fundamental rational decision making processes.
  • How to facilitate effective participative decision making.
  • How to develop effective process maps of the information requirements.
  • The need to develop contingency actions to deal with the consequences of risks.
  • How to analyse existing information systems.
  • The typical problems associated with supply chain information systems.
  • The possible solutions to these problems.
  • The cost and time implications of changes to systems. 

  • 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:
  • Identify appropriate information systems and communicate the potential benefits of using these systems effectively to optimise the efficiency of information flow across the supply chain. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Facilitating effective participative decision making. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Developing contingency actions to deal with the consequences of risks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Analyse and critically evaluate future and existing information systems in order to optimise the benefit of these systems for the supply chain. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Generating criteria for effective information systems in accordance with needs and stakeholder requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Effectively using the available systems. 

  • 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:
  • Assessing the impact of un-integrated systems on productivity. 

  • 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  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
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    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    6. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    7. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. COMMERCE EDGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    10. D AND D LWAZI RENAISSANCE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    11. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    12. Innovative Shared Services 
    13. KVR TRAINING AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    14. Makwedeng Training 
    15. Metro Minds 
    16. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    17. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    18. School of Shipping 
    19. Skills Development Specialists 
    20. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    21. Y2K 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.