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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of world class manufacturing, and strategic manufacturing principles, methodologies and processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377560  Demonstrate an understanding of world class manufacturing, and strategic manufacturing principles, methodologies and processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  NQF Level 06  12 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of manufacturing management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of world class manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the strategic role and objectives of manufacturing management.

    This unit standard is intended for operation managers who need to understand and apply manufacturing principles and methodologies in the manufacturing environment. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment for any individual. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners:
  • Have an understanding of process technology.
  • Are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is for mangers who needs to understand and apply manufacturing principles and methodologies in the manufacturing environment during the manufacturing of world class production and manufacturing. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of manufacturing management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The historical evolution of manufacturing management is explained in themes across a chronological dateline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Five schools of thought are identified and discussed with reference to their impact on modern manufacturing strategy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The schools of thought are including but not limited to the following, scientific management, Human Relations, Contingency Theories, Systems thinking, Japanese Management techniques and the quality movement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of history and the evolution of manufacturing management is explained according to modern manufacturing principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of world class manufacturing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The philosophy and principles of world class manufacturing is explained according to recognized academic principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The best practices attributed to world class manufacturing are explained according to recognized academic principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Best Practices include but are not limited to Total Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Total preventative maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Process capability and Statistical process Control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A production process is improved by the utilization of one or more best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the strategic role and objectives of manufacturing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The elements of a Manufacturing strategy are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements of Manufacturing Strategy include but are not limited to Capacity Analysis, Line Manning, Supplier Development, Layouts, Capital Budgeting and Performance Management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process Technology is explained according to academic principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Process technology is explained within a context that includes but is not limited to Material Process technology, Information Process technology and Customer process technology.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of globalization on Manufacturing strategy is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of main activity(s) reflected in the title. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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
    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.
     
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