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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Plan freight logistics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8052  Plan freight logistics 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-02-27  2007-06-14  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-06-14   2011-06-14  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244027  Develop a logistics plan  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to competently contribute to the generation, communication and implementation of a logistics plan which governs the economic and efficient movement and handling of freight to satisfy legislative, customer and industry requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication - Second Language at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard require the formulation of appropriate responses to resolve both concrete and abstract problems by the analysis, reformatting and evaluation of a wide range of information. The learner has full responsibility for contributing to the quality of logistics practiced within his/her sphere of influence. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan optimal transit systems, resources and routes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Plan optimal transit systems, resources and routes in relation to freight product type, time constraints and profitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate options with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability and justify the choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Analyse and make recommendations about a simulated logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formulate plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short/medium and long term goals in a simulated freight logistics environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evaluate (own) role in logistics process and identify strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply legislation/regulations/standards in freight logistics environments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply legislation/regulations and customer requirements appropriate to freight logistics planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate options with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability and justify the choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Analyse and make recommendations about a simulated logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formulate plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short/medium and long term goals in a simulated freight logistics environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evaluate (own) role in logistics process and identify strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply legislation/regulations/standards in freight logistics environments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor, schedule and track logistics processes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor, schedule and track logistics processes and taking corrective action as required to facilitate logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate options with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability and justify the choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Analyse and make recommendations about a simulated logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formulate plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short/medium and long term goals in a simulated freight logistics environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evaluate (own) role in logistics process and identify strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply legislation/regulations/standards in freight logistics environments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate effectively and co-ordination between role players. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Communicate effectively and co-ordination between internal and external role players within logistics processes (e.g. sales, operations, marketing, other organisations). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate options with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability and justify the choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Analyse and make recommendations about a simulated logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formulate plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short/medium and long term goals in a simulated freight logistics environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evaluate (own) role in logistics process and identify strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply legislation/regulations/standards in freight logistics environments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Minimise/maximise the impact of future developments. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Minimise/maximise the impact of future developments on existing systems, processes and procedures and planning improvements to enhance logistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate options with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability and justify the choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Analyse and make recommendations about a simulated logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formulate plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short/medium and long term goals in a simulated freight logistics environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evaluate (own) role in logistics process and identify strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply legislation/regulations/standards in freight logistics environments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Plan logistics systems. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Plan logistics systems (after review of external and internal operating environments) taking into consideration finance and customer (e.g. warehousing) restraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate options with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability and justify the choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Analyse and make recommendations about a simulated logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formulate plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short/medium and long term goals in a simulated freight logistics environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evaluate (own) role in logistics process and identify strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Demonstrate ability to apply legislation/regulations/standards in freight logistics environments. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar and the programs offered by this institution must be accredited with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Basic management principles for the effective implementation of logistics systems.

    2. Current national and international legislation/regulations/standards and terms applicable to freight logistics systems (e.g. ISO 9002, OHS Act, INCO Terms, Customs and Excise, the Merchant Shipping Act, etc).

    3. Role players' functions and responsibilities in logistics chain.

    4. Sources of information available on factors affecting freight logistics (e.g. political, environmental, social, legal, new routes, technological, etc).

    5. The elementary law of contracts, tendering and quotation processes pertaining to freight logistics (e.g. laws of carriage: sea, air, road, rail).

    6. Basic risk management principles. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams by taking into account the effect of ones actions on other role players in supply chain, and plan accordingly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information of the external and internal operating environments in order to identify opportunities for improvement in the organisation's freight logistics systems whilst demonstrating and understanding that the world is a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the world is a set of related systems when evaluating the impact of developments (e.g. routing changes, political instability, cost increases) and the implication of proposed changes to logistics systems, and demonstrate pro-active initiative to adapt the logistics plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244027, which is "Develop a logistics plan", Level 5, 16 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14590   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-06-14  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  58330   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


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