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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control logistical flow of components and materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116782  Control logistical flow of components and materials 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
In order to run a sustainable business, a technically qualified learner will ensure that the flow of components and materials are controlled and managed in a manner that is consistent, meets customer expectations and conforms to any standards required for that product or service. In order to do this effectively, a qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Convert general requirements into specific manufacturing schedules
  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure that the flow of materials or services meets the required targets
  • Evaluate the quantity of output and make adjustments when required.

    In doing this, a learner will also know and understand:
  • Concepts and issues relating to scheduling of materials/services
  • Procedures and techniques to develop scheduling specifications
  • Approaches to adjusting machines to achieve desired volumes.

    Learners can be assessed against this unit standard in any of the following contexts:
  • A small or micro business
  • A semi-autonomous business unit within a larger organisation.

    The skills, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Master Craftsmanship NQF Level 5. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that learners have an NQF Level 4 qualification, as well as experience, in a trade or technical occupation. It is also assumed that learners are working towards their qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards.

    Learning time will increase if learners do not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Experience in a relevant field.

    Learning time will be decreased if they have experience in this field because:
  • Their learning programmes will be adjusted to build on what they already know
  • They can apply to have that prior learning recognised.

    Specifically, learners are assumed to be competent in the following:
  • A store keeping unit standard (minimum NQF Level 3)
  • Appropriate numeracy and literacy (minimum NQF Level 3). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Gather information on components and materials (including quantity and time frames). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components and materials include production requirements, maintenance spares, cleaning materials, materials with a designated shelf-life, consumables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant technical documents and specification information is presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required specifications are retrieved and interpreted accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components/material substitutes are cross-referenced accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Related statistical information is collected, e.g. supplier, costs, quantity, minimum order levels, when, how. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All components and materials are correctly and accurately identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply logistical flow procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Logistical flow includes all related aspects such as purchasing, specifying, invoicing/ordering, requisitions and managing stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedure is followed correctly, including documentation sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Management of store procedures is effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct quantities, delivery dates and quality are achieved (Criticality of components/material). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse effectiveness of the logistical procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Deviations are identified and action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All strategic parameters are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate analysis techniques are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adequate reports/comparison are/is developed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure corrective action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate actions to address identified deviations are effected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Updating/change to procedures is adequately done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Revisions are effected, communicated and implemented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body, which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will be accredited and have a Diploma in Master Craftsmanship at NQF Level 5 or an equivalent NQF Level 5 qualification and experience in the running of a small or medium business or autonomous business unit within a larger organisation. Since it is unlikely that there will be sufficient qualified people in the early stages of the life of this qualification, ETQAs should be allowed to make interim arrangements such as:
    1. Assessor panels
    2. People experienced in the field but without formal qualifications, e.g. current or retired owners of successful businesses or respected managers in organisations.

    Learners can be assessed in the language of their choice although if they have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, they will be assessed on their ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

    They will be assessed in a workplace but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    They can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The activities in this unit standard require an extensive practical experience integrated with a thorough knowledge and understanding of theory and the options related to the technical field. It is assumed that the learners being assessed will have participated in formal structured learning processes to acquire the relevant knowledge. What follows are broad guidelines to the kind of content of such structured learning processes.

    1. Concepts, names & functions of:
  • Materials
  • Components and parts

    2. Purpose of:
  • Materials and components
  • Systems

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Materials and components

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Tastes
  • Smells

    5. Process and events:
  • Process flow
  • Start up and shut down activities
  • Maintenance schedules

    6. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Out of spec materials and components
  • Machine breakdown

    7. Procedure and techniques:
  • Optimising operating machines
  • Ordering raw material

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

    9. Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Stock control and management
  • Relevant calculations

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Supply, demand and profitability 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Solve volume/capacity and quality problems
  • Solve speed of machines and related problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • In the logistical environment
  • Guide and coach others
  • Give instructions
  • Report outcomes to relevant parties 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • In the logistical environment.
  • Plan daily activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • In the logistical environment
  • Drawings and diagrams 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • In the logistical environment
  • Coach and guide others
  • Give instructions 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information

    How credits were determined:

    Activity & hours:
  • Classroom learning: 40 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 15 hours
  • Self directed learning: 15 hours (Assignments, projects)
  • Coaching required: 5 hours (One-to-one passing on of tips and expert practice)
  • Other: 5 hours (Preparation of portfolios)
    Total: 80 hours
    Credits: 8 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49061   National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58025   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 



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