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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Schedule production activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336741  Schedule production activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
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 
This Unit Standard will enable learners to schedule production activities.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to draw up and apply production schedules if they are given a specific product and process design, a demand forecast, the operations capacity, the operations planning and control system, the performance management philosophy and the performance management system.

The production schedules must:
  • Be viable.
  • Be realistic and achievable.
  • Be efficient and contain an appropriate Level of flexibility.
  • Be aligned with the organisational and operational strategies.

    A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate the key issues involved in scheduling production activities.
  • Apply priority and sequencing rules.
  • Use a variety of scheduling techniques and strategies for managing schedules. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4.
  • Understanding the supply chain philosophy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • The range includes (e.g. innovative responses to concrete but sometimes unfamiliar problems, using basic analytical interpretation of information). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the key issues involved in scheduling production activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of finite and infinite scheduling are analysed to reflect their influence on the scheduling of production activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The difference between finite and infinite scheduling is illustrated to reflect how these concepts are applied within the operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of finite and infinite scheduling are determined as they relate to a particular operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concepts of backward and forward scheduling are analysed to determine their influence on scheduling production activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concepts of backward and forward scheduling are evaluated to distinguish them from each other and indicate their implications on the operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply priority and sequencing rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms priority and sequencing rules are defined as per international and national benchmarks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various sequencing rules are identified and analysed to determine their impact on the scheduling process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most appropriate sequencing rules are selected in accordance with the needs of a particular operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a variety of scheduling techniques and strategies for managing schedules. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to Pert, Gantt, CPM, Line of Balance and Johnson'Rule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different scheduling techniques models are compared to determine the most suitable technique as per operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different scheduling techniques are utilised to reflect their practical application within production scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques are used to manage schedules under a variety of situations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The concepts of shop floor planning and control.
  • How to work with Gantt Charts.
  • The concepts of finite and infinite loading.
  • The concepts of forward and backward scheduling.
  • How to deal with order sequencing problems.
  • How to control changeover costs.
  • How to use scheduling to minimise total production time.
  • How to apply scheduling in a production focussed environment.
  • The concepts of batch scheduling.
  • The basics of computerised scheduling systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identify and resolve conflicts in the various operations schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community during:
  • Development of production schedules.
  • Consideration of all criteria for scheduling in line with operational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Aligning production schedules to meet market and industry needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when:
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the operational schedules for feasibility. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Presenting production schedules to management teams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Use software and technology to facilitate decision making. 

  • 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 when:
  • Understand the interaction between demand and available resources and which steps to take in order to resolve conflicts between customers demand and the resource availability. 

  • 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  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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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    24. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
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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.