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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336711  Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Analyse the influence of an organisation's strategy on the performance, supply chain and operational process types.
  • Evaluate the implications of pursuing specific performance objectives.
  • Assess key aspects influencing market and customer profiling. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Understanding the supply chain philosophy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • All aspects related to the development of an operational strategy.
  • The various operational flows and the concepts associated with each.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of applying the various operational process flows.
  • The aspects that influence operational strategy.

    The operational strategy must:
  • Be practical and fit within the availability of resources and technology.
  • Be easily explainable to all stakeholders and should be easily to implement.
  • Comply with ethical standards.
  • Impact positively on the improvement of productivity.
  • Impact positively on the reduction of workplace risk.
  • Be in compliance with all relevant legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the influence of an organisation's strategy on the performance, supply chain and operational process types. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operational process types include but are not limited to Project, jobbing, job shop/batching, repetitive, continuous, service professional, service mass, service shops. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategic scenarios are analysed to determine the positive and negative impact on the supply chain and the performance and operations of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different operational process types are identified and classified to determine their influence on the organisational strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational process types are examined in terms of the rules governing each of the process types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriateness of a specific process type is justified and motivated for use in terms of their relevance to specific operational and market situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the implications of pursuing specific performance objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Performance objectives are identified and evaluated to determine their impact on the optimisation of operational supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance objectives are analysed to reflect how they contribute to the achieving strategic objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conflicting objectives are identified to determine if corrective measures are required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Diagnostic tools are used to analyse the relationship and interaction of various performance objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess key aspects influencing market and customer profiling. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Key aspects include but are not limited to concept and implications of order winners and order qualifier objectives, competitive edge/minimum criteria, market segmentation concepts, Price leadership, product differentiation and customer focus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of order winners and order qualifiers is explained to demonstrate their applicabilility to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the concept of order winners and order qualifiers is examined to reflect they are applied in a range of organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various types of markets are analysed to indicate which specific markets will impact on the operations strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The utilisation of market segmentation information is illustrated to reflect its influences on the development of an operations strategy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • What a strategy is and how it is used to optimise the performance of the supply chain.
  • How to interpret the organisational strategies.
  • The influence of the marketing strategy on the operational strategy.
  • How to assess the environmental issues that have relevance to the operational strategy.
  • The impact of various strategic choices on the operational flows and processes.
  • The interrelationship between the various operational processes and the rest of the supply chain.
  • The impact of the operation on the cost and service drivers of the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • The strategic supply chain management plan was planned, analysed and approved. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The process of determination, evaluation and assessment of the corporate strategy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Establishing an effective strategy for supply chain management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the competitive environmental information in order to come up with a competitive operational strategy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Conveying or obtaining critical information with regard to supply chain management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Complying with all relevant legislation and prescripts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between the different operational roles in the supply chain and how they depend on each other. 

  • 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
    Core  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. Academics Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    6. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    7. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. COMMERCE EDGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    10. D AND D LWAZI RENAISSANCE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    11. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    12. Innovative Shared Services 
    13. KVR TRAINING AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    14. Makwedeng Training 
    15. Metro Minds 
    16. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    17. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    18. School of Shipping 
    19. Skills Development Specialists 
    20. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    21. Y2K College 



    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.