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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate the influences of key components in a supply chain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336709  Evaluate the influences of key components in a supply chain 
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 evaluate the relationship and influences of the key components in a supply chain.

A learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate key influences on a supply chain environment.
  • Analyse and implement stakeholder relationships within the supply chain.
  • Obtain and analyse information on the supply chain.
  • Apply improvements to the supply chain. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate key influences on a supply chain environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Key influences include but are not limited to physical distribution and logistics, procurement function, materials management function, strategic supply network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of physical distribution management and logistics are discussed to reflect their role in and impact on supply distribution networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procurement management function is analysed to reflect its relationship with different aspects influencing supply chain. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include but are not limited to the concept of procurement, supplier selection, purchasing and valued supplier-partners, features of supplier-partnerships, global sourcing, purchasing policies and procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The materials management function is analysed to reflect its relationship with different aspects influencing supply chain. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include but are not limited to the concept of materials management, inventory management systems, ROP and lot sizes, EoQ, ERP/MRP systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The criteria for the design of a strategic supply network are analysed to reflect their influence on the purchasing environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategic supply network include but are not limited to supply network perspective, outsourcing, location decisions, facility layout.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and implement operational relationships within the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of working with suppliers are analysed to determine the impact of relationships on purchasing contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information on the supply chain is obtained and analysed through the utilisation of operational relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational relationships within the supply chain are maintained and improved through clear communications and options to improve supply chain processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made and communicated to stakeholders regarding opportunities to develop operational relationships to benefit the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems with supply chain relationships are identified and communicated according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Supply chain processes are monitored to ensure operational relationships are suitable for maintaining the performance of the supply chain. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Obtain and analyse information on the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processes that comprise the supply chain are identified in order to reflect the information that needs to be obtained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes include but are not limited to procurement, logistics, operations management, transportation, and export and import systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The supplies flowing through the supply chain are identified in terms of their specifications and quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable sources of data are accessed in order to collate and prepare data for the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The prepared data on the organisation's supply chain are analysed using agreed analysis methods and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Key findings are clearly identified and results are provided according to agreed formats and schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems with the supply chain are clearly identified and communicated in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply improvements to the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information on the improvements being introduced to the supply chain is obtained in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Improvements to the supply chain are applied according to the implementation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supply chain management systems are used to monitoring the supply chain to ensure compliance with legal and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data are collated and prepared to reflect the impact of improvements to the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Data on the impact of improvements to the supply chain are analysed by utilising agreed analysis methods and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems relating to the application of the improvements to the supply chain are clearly identified and communicated in accordance with organisational procedures. 


    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 
  • Role and scope of purchasing.
  • Communication methods and procedures.
  • Database management and monitoring methods and procedures.
  • Information sources on supply chain processes.
  • Organisational objectives and activities.
  • Supply chain management theories, models, and practices.
  • Analysis methods and procedures.
  • Performance measurement and benchmarking theories, models, and practices.
  • Change management theories, models, and practices.
  • Planning methods and procedures.
  • Quality management theories, models, and practices.
  • Analysis methods and procedures.
  • Cost and benefit analysis methods and procedures. 

  • 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 strategic supply chain management plan was planned, analysed and approved. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The process of determination, evaluation and assessment of the corporate strategy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Establishing an effective strategy for supply chain management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Identifying, and evaluating suitable suppliers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Conveying or obtaining critical information with regard to supply chain management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Complying with all relevant legislation and prescripts. 

  • 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:
  • Tested against nationally approved supply chain management processes as well as international benchmarks. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. Academics Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    6. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    7. College of Production Technology 
    8. COMMERCE EDGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    9. D AND D LWAZI RENAISSANCE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    10. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    11. Innovative Shared Services 
    12. Makwedeng Training 
    13. Metro Minds 
    14. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    15. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    16. School of Shipping 
    17. Skills Development Specialists 
    18. Y2K College 



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