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

Manage freight location and control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8053  Manage freight location and control 
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  32 
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
244030  Manage freight location and control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to manage freight and freight integrity, and plan, evaluate and implement freight location systems. 

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 Leve 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The candidate must be able to carry out processes that involve a variety of standard and non-standard procedures, requiring the determination of appropriate methods and procedures in response to a range of concrete problems with some theoretical elements. The candidate is responsible for the nature, quantity and quality of outcomes, with possible responsibility for the achievement of group outcome, within broad general guidelines or functions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and implement new/revised systems. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select and implement new/revised systems, giving cognisance to organisational strategies (e.g. loss control, inventory, dispatch, receiving and inventory identification systems). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Provide evidence of planning and implementing revised freight management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain the rationale behind benchmarking current systems against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Design a freight storage floor plan and explain how workflow principles and freight security have impacted this design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the strategic effects of communication on the organisation, and possible corrective actions that should be taken in the event of a communication procedural breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Detail and explain the impact of legislative procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the various role players/stakeholders within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and explain the key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the training requirements for personnel involved in stock handling and storage. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Determine the training requirements for personnel involved in stock handling and storage within the context of specific freight management systems, analyse performance appraisals of personnel involved in freight handling, and implement motivational factors for enhanced performance of personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Provide evidence of planning and implementing revised freight management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain the rationale behind benchmarking current systems against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Design a freight storage floor plan and explain how workflow principles and freight security have impacted this design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the strategic effects of communication on the organisation, and possible corrective actions that should be taken in the event of a communication procedural breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Detail and explain the impact of legislative procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the various role players/stakeholders within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and explain the key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Categorise freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Categorise freight in terms of demand frequency, pick destination, special storage conditions (e.g. hazardous/dangerous, perishables). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Provide evidence of planning and implementing revised freight management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain the rationale behind benchmarking current systems against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Design a freight storage floor plan and explain how workflow principles and freight security have impacted this design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the strategic effects of communication on the organisation, and possible corrective actions that should be taken in the event of a communication procedural breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Detail and explain the impact of legislative procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the various role players/stakeholders within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and explain the key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make decisions about the physical location and storage of stock. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Make decisions about the physical location and storage of stock, taking into account lead times, customer requirements, freight characteristics, delivery schedules and supplier/manufacturer specifications and future organisational developments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Provide evidence of planning and implementing revised freight management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain the rationale behind benchmarking current systems against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Design a freight storage floor plan and explain how workflow principles and freight security have impacted this design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the strategic effects of communication on the organisation, and possible corrective actions that should be taken in the event of a communication procedural breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Detail and explain the impact of legislative procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the various role players/stakeholders within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and explain the key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Communicate plans, problems, solutions and strategies to customers. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Communicate plans, problems, solutions and strategies to customers to enhance organisational productivity and service levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Provide evidence of planning and implementing revised freight management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain the rationale behind benchmarking current systems against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Design a freight storage floor plan and explain how workflow principles and freight security have impacted this design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the strategic effects of communication on the organisation, and possible corrective actions that should be taken in the event of a communication procedural breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Detail and explain the impact of legislative procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the various role players/stakeholders within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and explain the key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Implement health and safety requirements in terms of local legislation and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Provide evidence of planning and implementing revised freight management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explain the rationale behind benchmarking current systems against best operating practices in other organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Design a freight storage floor plan and explain how workflow principles and freight security have impacted this design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the strategic effects of communication on the organisation, and possible corrective actions that should be taken in the event of a communication procedural breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Detail and explain the impact of legislative procedures on freight integrity (e.g. loss and damage control). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the various role players/stakeholders within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Identify and explain the key differences between different warehousing types (e.g. bond, centralised). 


    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. Warehousing and distribution practices (e.g. stock/inventory levels, stock/freight ownership, freight storage and movement practices, distribution methodologies - centralised/non-centralised) in wholesale operations versus third party storage operations.

    2. Basic principles of demand forecasting and storage/location design/planning (e.g. racking, binning, temperature control).

    3. The interrelationship between freight management and all related activities in the logistics chain (e.g. marketing department, receipt and dispatch procedures, warehouse design, transportation/distribution planning).

    4. Basic loss control principles in order to manage physical and operational freight security (e.g. reports, cages) and integrity (e.g. bond stores, quarantine regulations).

    5. Industry specific legislation pertaining to human resources, geographic environment, operating environment and freight management (e.g. OHS Act).

    6. Storage principles and techniques. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Determine the treatment and conditions of diverse stock types giving cognisance to legal, technical, customer and health and safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams e.g., by providing empathetic support in order to foster enhanced customer relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information e.g. evaluating existing and/or sourcing, analysing and implementing new freight management systems, which are directly linked to the organisational strategy to maintain and enhance service levels.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information e.g., sourcing of information on worldwide and local industry trends to enhance productivity, efficiency and customer service.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information e.g., in implementing improvements to organisational processes by analysing periodic stock reviews to identify reasons for discrepancies or mishandling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding that the world is a set of related systems e.g., by improving organisation performance by benchmarking existing systems and processes against world best practice and competitor organisation performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244030, which is "Manage freight location and control", Level 5, 20 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 
    Elective  58330   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Makwedeng Training 



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