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: 

Perform material requirements planning (MRP) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377386  Perform material requirements planning (MRP) 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 is required by people working in the manufacturing environment. They will need to understand and apply the materials planning process, which consists of a number of concepts like the bill of material and the inputs and outputs of the MRP.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Evaluate the materials planning process.
  • Explain the relationship between MRP and inventory.
  • Analyse the role of the bill of material.
  • Evaluate the input and output of the MRP process.
  • Investigate the use of the MRP process in a manufacturing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular outcomes or assessments. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the materials planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials requirements planning (MRP) is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    MRPI and MRPII are compared critically using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The material requirements planning MRPII hierarchy is critiqued using given data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inputs and outputs from the material requirements planning process are analysed using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose of the material requirements planning process is discussed using workplace data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the relationship between MRP and inventory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Independent demand inventory and dependent demand inventory are compared using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Discrete ordering techniques are compared to demand-based ordering techniques using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A series of iterations is performed and critiqued employing rules according to procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules include but are not limited to lot-for-lot lot-sizing rules, period order quantity lot-sizing rule, fixed order quantity lot-sizing rule, economic order quantity lot-sizing rule.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the role of the bill of material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of bill of material is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Planning bills of material are compared to manufacturing bills of material using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    "As built" is constructed, and a bill of material indented and summarised for same product is evaluated using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gross requirements for an "as built" multi-level bill of material are evaluated using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Individual lead times and cumulative lead times for the product are calculated, presented and critiqued using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The use of low level coding on a multi-level bill of material is analysed using workplace examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the input and output of the MRP process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each of the inputs to the material requirements planning process is explained using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    MRP workplace examples of application are compared to MRP processes as prescribed procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The projected available balance and planned order releases for a bill of material are calculated and critiqued using workplace data. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bill of material includes a single-level and a two-level.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Outputs of the material requirements planning process are evaluated using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Action messages and exception messages as outputs from the material requirements planning process are compared using workplace examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Investigate the use the MRP process in a manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between the material requirements planning process and the capacity requirements planning process is distinguished using given data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The uses of material requirements planning in a typical manufacturing company are discussed according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The users of the material requirements planning process are discussed using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The benefits of using a material requirements planning process in determining material needs are explained according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Performance measures are applied and evaluated using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The use of performance criteria for measuring the success of a material requirements planning installation is investigated using workplace examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The materials planning process.
  • The relationship between MRP and inventory.
  • The bill of material.
  • The input and output of the MRP process.
  • The MRP process in a manufacturing environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking in the evaluation of the material planning process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organization or community in comparing application with prescribed procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in evaluating activities and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information needed to apply performance criteria to measure success of material requirement planning process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically in performing calculations as part of requirement planning activities. 

    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
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    4. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    5. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    6. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    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.