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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a logistics plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244027  Develop a logistics plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
8052  Plan freight logistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16   

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.

The learner will be able to:
  • Develop strategic objectives and performance indicators relating to the logistics plan.
  • Conduct an environmental analysis and apply legislation, regulations and customer requirements appropriate to freight logistics planning.
  • Plan optimal transit systems, resources and routes.
  • Identify possible obstacles and develop contingency plans.
  • Review the logistics plan. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is aimed at the development of a holistic strategic logistics plan and not to the allocation of specific resources as one would find in a detailed operational action plan.

    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 
    Develop strategic objectives and performance indicators relating to the logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Future scenarios are formulated to identify the ideal future situation and alternative outcomes are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans and strategies to achieve a given set of short, medium and long term goals in a freight logistics environment are formulated according to organisational long term objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance indicators are determined and developed to assist in the analysis of the progression of the logistics plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Performance indicators refer to the right goods at the right time, at the right price and right level of quality.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct an environmental analysis and apply legislation, regulations and customer requirements appropriate to freight logistics planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An environmental analysis is done according to political, economical, social, technology, environmental and legislative (PESTEL) methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation relating to freight handling logistics is applied in the freight logistics environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes, but is not limited to, International Standards (ISO), ISO 1400, Health and Safety (OHS Act), Customs and Excise, South African National Standards (SANS), Road Traffic Act, International Air Transport Authority (IATA), and Municipal By-laws.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Regulations relating to freight handling logistics are applied in the freight logistics environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulations include, but are not limited to, International Standards (ISO), Rail regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Regulations, South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) (Code of safe working practices), and Port Authority Regulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Delivery and collection schedules are developed according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan optimal transit systems, resources and routes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Resource includes, but is not limited to storage facilities, machine and equipment relating to the logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics of the freight to be handled and stored are determined in order to plan optimally for the movement of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The type of transit system is selected according to the characteristics of the freight and in relation to the availability of appropriate transit infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Routes are identified, planned and selected according to the characteristics of the freight and in relation to the availability of appropriate transit infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Facilities, machines and equipment are identified in the most optimal combination according to the characteristics of the freight. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify possible obstacles and develop contingency plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of future developments on existing systems, processes and organisational procedures is identified to enhance the logistics planning process with the aim to improve the logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Obstacles are identified that will have an impact on the implementation of the logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans are developed to address any identified obstacles in the movement of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Options are generated with respect for alternative routing, scheduling and profitability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Review the logistics plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The logistics plan is communicated and co-ordinated effectively between the identified internal and external role players within logistics plan (e.g. sales, operations, marketing, other organisations). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback from the various role players are analysed to identify areas for corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective action plans are developed and communicated to the various identified role players within the logistics plan. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training Providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:
  • 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).
  • Strategic management principles.
  • Role players` functions and responsibilities in logistics chain.
  • Sources of information available on factors affecting freight logistics (e.g. political, environmental, social, legal, new routes, technological, etc).
  • Basic risk management principles.
  • Effective communication techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 8052, "Plan freight logistics", 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  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  80686   National Diploma: Supply Chain Management: Sensitive Consumer Products  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Circleway College 
    3. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. Modern Technical College FET 
    6. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



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