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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|91759||Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management|
|OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Advanced Diploma||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Procurement|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 07||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to develop middle and senior management in the supply chain who will be responsible for the buying, making or moving of products for a specific organisation. The learner will be able to deal with the process of planning, implementing and controlling its operations with the purpose of maximising value and reducing total cost across the entire value chain focusing on speed, quality and satisfying customer requirements.
The qualification will provide the learner with a range of supply chain management competencies that will focus on the integration of multiple elements of the supply chain. This Advanced Diploma will provide learners with strategic competencies focusing on strategic management, operational research and systems thinking that provides for the optimisation of the supply chain. The qualification integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.
Learners will benefit from extensive work related projects and will be required to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace context by means of structured work integrated learning.
This qualification reflects the need for purchasing, manufacturing and logistics professionals in an environment that is becoming increasingly reliant on inter-dependency across the supply chain in order to increase efficiencies. The qualification provides an integrated practical approach to all elements of the supply chain.
This qualification assumes that a first Diploma and work integrated learning have been completed within a functional area of the supply chain. It will focus on the strategic and integrated skills and concepts that will provide the learner with an understanding of operational research and strategic management to enable him/her to manage a globally integrated supply chain.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learning is predominantly from written material and hence learners should:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the Recognition of Prior Learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
RPL is applied for learners who do not have formal academic achievement to gain access to the qualification. Candidates may apply for exemption from certain modules on grounds of prior qualification study achieved. Recognition of Prior Learning learner must comply with all the requirements stated in the learning modules and qualification as well as the institutions RPL policy.
Access to the Qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of 4 compulsory modules totalling 120 Credits all at NQF Level 7.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Analyse all the elements of the supply chain in terms of integration of the elements and the efficiency of the whole supply chain.
2. Develop strategies to improve the management of functions within the supply chain, supply chain efficiencies and organisational competitiveness.
3. Develop plans to implement the supply chain management strategies.
4. Establish strategic relationships with all stakeholders within the supply chain.
5. Conduct research in a specific function in the Supply Chain.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification allows all the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes to be addressed.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Integrated Assessment methods and tools will allow the learner to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can effectively apply competence in management and the application of supply chain planning, concepts and techniques in the fields of Purchasing, Manufacturing and Logistics.
Assessment tools could include the following:
The portfolio of evidence should be:
Valid, reliable and authentic evidence from past achievements and experience which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.
The portfolio should include inter alia:
These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge, or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.
|International comparability for this qualification considered some of the best practices internationally and also considered the level of the qualification from that particular country. Though there are similar qualifications offered globally in Supply Chain Technologies/Management, some at higher levels; the following were identified and compare favourably with the Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management.
The RMIT University, in conjunction with Open Universities Australia, offers a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management). The qualification aims to provide learners with essential business disciplines including accounting, economics, logistics management and management studies along with specialist units such as purchasing, rail or sea transport, inventory control and distribution. Learners are expected to complete an eight unit Major in Logistics and a four unit Minor in Logistics to acquire the qualification.
The University of Hull offers a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management that is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the United Kingdom.
Common first year (Level 4):
One elective from:
To achieve CIPS accreditation, students must take Introduction to Logistics Management as an optional module. This is recommended to all students wanting to broaden their knowledge of logistics.
Year 2 (Level 5):
> Business in Asia.
> Business Project Management.
> Company Law.
> Cross Cultural Issues in Business (compulsory for students doing an International year).
> Development Economics.
> Effective Problem Solving.
> Everybody Manages.
> Personal and Management Development (compulsory for students doing a professional experience year).
> Relationships and Direct Marketing.
> Starting a New Business.
> Summer School.
> University Free Elective.
To achieve CIPS accreditation, Single Honours students must choose Business or Management as their second subject. Those studying Business must take the following modules:
While those studying Management, must take the modules:
Professional experience or international year (if taking a four-year course):
Year 3 or 4 (Level 6):
> Managing Your Money.
> Management Consulting.
> Comparative and International Human Resource Management.
> Business Strategy for Accountants.
> Internet and eCommerce.
> Industrial Economics.
> Summer School.
> University Free Elective.
The overall objective of the South African qualification is similar to that of the international Universities. The qualification provides high calibre graduates with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to management of supply chains. The qualification also aims to develop a learner who will be able to ensure customer satisfaction and contribute to a company's success.
|The Advanced Diploma: Supply Chain Management will articulate:
Horizontally with the following qualifications at NQF Level 7 in a similar focus area such as:
Vertically with the following qualifications at NQF Level 8 such as:
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|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Any assessor must be a recognised expert in their discipline or sub-field with qualifications in the relevant discipline at a higher NQF Level than that of the modules being assessed. The assessor should be currently teaching or have 3 years' experience of teaching in Higher Education and Training, or be recognised by academic peers as an authority in the particular discipline.|
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