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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess and design stock policies and logistics services for small/medium enterprises 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116366  Assess and design stock policies and logistics services for small/medium enterprises 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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 
The person credited with this Unit Standard is able to analyse and develop policies and services in line with best practices for stock and logistical services for both small and medium enterprises.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing local and international stock and logistic policy trends.
  • Analysing on-site stock inventory processes.
  • Developing stock policies.
  • Developing logistical services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this qualification are competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Accountancy at NQF level 4
  • Communications at NQF level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include but are not limited to:
  • Current policy includes written policies and procedures, current business practice, verbal and non-verbal communication evidence.
  • Procedures include written policy documents, guides, performance criteria, suggested implementation proposals and reports.
  • Inventory process includes stock taking procedures and processes both manual and or electronic, data record keeping, bar coding etc.
  • Logistical activities include stock movement, dispatch procedures, hiring procedures, mailing procedures etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse local and international stock and logistic policy trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of local trends for designing, planning and implementing short and long-term stock holding strategies are analysed and a written summary made to be used for comparison purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range of international trends for designing, planning and implementing short and long-term stock holding strategies are analysed and a written summary made to be used for comparison purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A range of local trends for designing, planning and implementing logistical strategies are analysed and a written summary made to be used for comparison purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A range of international trends for designing, planning and implementing logistical strategies are analysed and a written summary made to be used for comparison purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The current policy and services are evaluated against evidence found and a report written indicating improvement that could be made to existing policy and services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse on-site stock inventory processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inventory processes are analysed and shortcomings or out-of-line areas are identified and recorded in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Orders and the ordering processes are analysed and shortcomings or out-of-line areas are identified and recorded in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports generated for inventory are analysed and shortcomings or out-of-line areas are identified and recorded in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logistical activities are listed and analysed and shortcomings or out of line areas are identified and recorded in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Solutions to shortcomings or out of line areas are described and listed to support policy development in a written report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop stock policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The organisations stock policy is analysed to determine weaknesses and corrective measures are identified and proposed in a report to management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures are developed for equipping staff to carry out effective stock management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are developed for effective stock holding and movement processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Policies are implemented, monitored and evaluated against objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Proposed improvements to policy and procedures are implemented and results are evaluated to determine their effectiveness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop logistic services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The organisation's logistical policy is analysed to determine weaknesses and corrective measures are identified and proposed in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures are developed for equipping staff to provide effective logistics services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are developed for logistics services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures are implemented, monitored and evaluated against objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Proposed improvements to policy and procedures are implemented and results are evaluated to determine their effectiveness. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Organisation procedures.
  • Stock control mechanisms.
  • Logistical services and processes.
  • Operative's roles and responsibilities.
  • Organisational lines of authority
  • Development of action plans.
  • Report writing skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when analysing stock movement and logistical activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation when developing policies and process documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when analysing local and international trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when analysing data for local and international trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when developing and implementing new stock and logistical policies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively when compiling and obtaining data for analysis. 

    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 and where stock and logistical policies will affect production, warehousing, distribution, sales etc. 

    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  48967   National Certificate: Business Advising Operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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    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.