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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform capacity requirements planning (CRP) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377440  Perform capacity requirements planning (CRP) 
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 and tasked to measure capacity of a work centre or cell and to accomplish a certain amount of work in a given period of time.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe the capacity planning control hierarchy.
  • Distinguish between required capacity and available capacity.
  • Explain CRP and manufacturing lead time.
  • Discuss processing logic of capacity requirements planning.
  • Explain outputs of the capacity requirements planning process.
  • Critique production activity control.
  • Evaluate manufacturing strategies.
  • Evaluate the role of priority planning and control in a production activity control environment.
  • Evaluate the component parts of the shop floor packet.
  • Evaluate the process and tools used in measuring shop floor performance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • 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 
    Explain the capacity planning control hierarchy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) is defined in line with Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The CRP process is described using a flow diagram reflecting correct procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inputs and outputs from the capacity requirements planning process are discussed using a flow diagram which reflect procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The objectives of the capacity requirements planning process are debated using given data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The link between capacity requirements planning and material requirements planning is explained according to procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Distinguish between required capacity and available capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms productivity, utilization and efficiency are defined and explained using given data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different models used to implement changes in productivity levels are compared using relevant workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences to an economy when the level of productivity increases or decreases are debated using given data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The term ergonomics is explained using examples of how ergonomics is used to increase the productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Theoretical capacity, rated capacity, and demonstrated capacity are distinguished and critiqued using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Six sigma is defined and its use as a technique in the field of continuous improvement is described using given data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Theoretical capacity, rated capacity and demonstrated capacity for a work centre are calculated according to procedures using raw data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain CRP and manufacturing lead time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manufacturing lead time is correctly defined and explained using relevant examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between elements of operation time and inter-operation time are explained using examples from the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of work-in-process on available capacity of one or more work centers along a product's routing is debated according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The value of work-in-process at a work centre is calculated correctly according to procedures and using raw data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A routing sheet is constructed and the parts labelled correctly according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Manufacturing calendar is defined and its use in CRP to determine product throughput time is explained using relevant examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The elements of work centre data required for establishing the available capacity at a work centre are explained according to procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss processing logic of capacity requirements planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workings of the "capacity funnel" are explained using a diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work study, work measurement, and method study are defined and explained in terms of the relationship between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The standard time for a task is determined according to procedures and using raw data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The difference of the load profile of a finite load and an infinite load situation is explained in terms of the differences between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The difference between operation splitting and operation overlapping is explained using relevant examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The throughout time for a product when making use of operation splitting is determined according to procedures using raw data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain outputs of the capacity requirements planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Load profiles for a cumulative balanced overload situation and a cumulative balanced under load situation are created according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between required capacity and available capacity is explained using correct examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between required capacity and available capacity is discussed according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of increasing or decreasing available capacity of a work centre are explained according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of increasing or decreasing required capacity of an order book are explained according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A model of the input/output process is developed using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The backlog and cumulative variance are explained using correct examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The benefits of managing work-in-process are explained using an input/output control report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Critique production activity control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A flow diagram is used to argue position production activity control within the MRPII framework evaluating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Shop floor control in a typical job shop environment is compared critically to a flow shop environment using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between production activity control and shop floor control is analysed to recommend improvements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operating principles of an effective shop floor control system are evaluated using correct examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The framework of shop floor operations and the shop floor control procedures is explained according to procedures using a flow diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Other areas of the business that interact with the shop floor control environment are identified and the basis of the interactions is explained according to procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Evaluate manufacturing strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The elements of lead time are explained using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect of a company's manufacturing strategy on lead time is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between the four product positioning strategies is explained using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The application of volume/variety mix is explained using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Process positioning strategies are evaluated with examples of the application of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The difference between a work centre and a work cell is explained critically using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Alternate process positioning strategies are critiqued using relevant workplace examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Evaluate the role of priority planning and control in a production activity control environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between priority planning and priority control is explained using workplace data correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Priority rules for job shop operations are evaluated using workplace data as examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commodity priority rules are critiqued using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jobs scheduled through a single work centre are evaluated according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scheduling planned maintenance in a job shop environment is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scheduling scrap, salvage materials, and rework in a job shop environment is evaluated using workplace data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Evaluate the component parts of the shop floor packet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The documents that make up a typical shop floor packet for jobs are evaluated in terms of their usage in a job shop environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The order release system is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of monitoring shop floor operations is critiqued using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of planning and control files in the execution phase of MRPII is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The production reporting process in a job shop environment is analysed using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Accuracy and timing in the recording and feedback of information is investigated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Methods of collecting shop floor information is compared critically to electronic feedback mechanisms using workplace data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10 
    Evaluate the process and tools used in measuring shop floor performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between performance and measurement on the shop floor is investigated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A performance measurement system is evaluated using workplace data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of establishing performance measures is debated from the view point of customers using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The elements of performance are critiqued using workplace examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Performance measures are evaluated in terms of their suitability to be used for monitoring shop floor execution activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A number of quantitative performance measures suitable for measuring shop floor performance in a job shop environment is calculated according to procedures using raw data. 


    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 
  • Capacity planning control hierarchy.
  • Required capacity and available capacity.
  • CRP and manufacturing lead time.
  • Processing logic of capacity requirements planning.
  • Outputs of the capacity requirements planning process.
  • Production activity control.
  • Manufacturing strategies.
  • Priority planning and control in a production activity control environment.
  • Component parts of the shop floor packet.
  • The process and tools used in measuring shop floor performance. 

  • 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 a number of aspects of the capacity planning environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organization or community in evaluating the applications of principles in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in performing tasks related to capacity requirement planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information needed to perform evaluations of appropriation of capacity requirement planning. 

    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) 



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