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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform master scheduling in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377402  Perform master scheduling in the workplace 
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 who need to understand and implement master scheduling in different contexts.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Evaluate the concept of master scheduling.
  • Analyse master scheduling in a make-to-stock environment.
  • Discuss these master scheduling in a make-to-order environment.
  • Perform rough-cut capacity planning. 

  • 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 concept of master scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The positioning of master scheduling within the MRPII hierarchy is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The production plan is compared to the master production schedule using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Master scheduling as an element of the manufacturing planning and control system is examined critically in terms of application in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the master scheduler in the master scheduling process is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Time fences in master scheduling are critiqued using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Performance measures for master scheduling are explained using workplace data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse master scheduling in a make-to-stock environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of the rolling schedule is analysed in terms of its application in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of lot sizing on the outcome of master production scheduling iteration process is investigated using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The time-phased record for a make-to-stock master production schedule is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A master production schedule for a make-to-stock product is presented and critiqued using a workplace production strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A master production schedule for a make-to-stock product is presented and critiqued using a workplace chase production strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss master scheduling in a make-to-order environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Master scheduling in a make-to-stock environment and a make-to order environment is prepared according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of time fences in master scheduling in a make-to-order environment is explained using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The term 'available-to-promise' is explained and calculated when preparing a master production schedule for a make-to-stock product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A time-phased record for a make-to-order master production schedule is presented in line with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A master production schedule for a make-to-order product is presented using different strategies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies include level production strategy, chase production strategy.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform rough-cut capacity planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The positioning of rough-cut capacity planning in the MRPII Hierarchy is explained using a flow diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to balance the master production schedule with rough-cut capacity planning is explained using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The approaches to rough-cut capacity planning is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rough-cut capacity planning is compared critically to capacity requirements planning process according to their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A rough-cut capacity plan is presented and critiqued making use of different approaches. 


    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 
  • Master scheduling.
  • Master scheduling in a make-to-stock environment.
  • Master scheduling in a make-to-order environment.
  • Rough-cut capacity planning. 

  • 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 presenting a master production schedule for a make-to-stock product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team and know one's responsibility in the work environment to make the workplace more productive by evaluating master scheduling activities in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information in master scheduling by critiquing presentations made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations on a master production schedule for a make-to-stock product. 

    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. College of Production Technology 
    2. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    3. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    4. SANDVIK MINING & CONSTRUCTION RSA (PTY) LTD 
    5. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    6. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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