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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|99554||Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management|
|Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Honours Degree||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Generic Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 08||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 Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management is designed to provide learners with a sound understanding of the advanced issues in Supply Chain Management. The focus of the qualification is on the application of theory and the development of decision-making abilities in a supply chain context. The qualification is designed to equip learners with the skills to function at a strategic level within organisations by developing a sound understanding of key strategic supply chain issues and ensuring learners have the ability to be analytical in making and implementing supply chain decisions. Learners will also be engaged with material on the planning, purchasing, operations, logistics and overall Supply Chain Management activities. Having this holistic focus will enable learners to have a sounder grasp of advanced and strategic supply chain issues.
The qualification will ensure learners are imbued with the knowledge to confidently approach a myriad of problems in each of the core supply chain areas. This will create graduates who are able to face contemporary challenges armed with high level skills and knowledge of the different supply chain areas and supply chain frameworks, theories and tools to make a difference and contribute positively towards their respective companies or in the public sector.
The qualification also places a particular emphasis on the knowledge and skills necessary to function in a highly globalised environment. Learners will be equipped with critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving and presentation skills. They will also become effective communicators and team players capable of integrating the theory learnt, with the requirements of the workplace. Ethics and sustainability will also be a major theme in the qualification. The supply chain fraternity has, in recent years, been the source of fraudulent activities and malpractice. Thus the qualification has been designed with embedded ethics and sustainability as a recurring theme which will contribute towards the development of well-rounded graduates with an appreciation of ethical conduct in supply chain practice.
The range of modules in the qualification covers each of the core supply chain areas. The modules offer a mix of theory and practical scenarios through the use of case studies. Being an objective, and often, scientific subject, supply chain management involves a significant degree of Statistics and Mathematics in its content. As such, learners will be exposed to quantitative techniques and models for decision making in Supply Chain Management.
The research report serves the purpose of providing an opportunity for learners to demonstrate the ability to conduct research with the aim of solving or developing solutions for supply chain problems. The research project also allows for synthesis of knowledge acquired through the constituent modules and the application of that knowledge within a more practical context. This will provide learners with the tools necessary to approach complex problems within their work environment and to be able to further develop research skills which are fundamental to further study.
Supply Chain Management has emerged as a major functional area within contemporary product and/or service organisations. Supply Chain Management remains at the heart of customer service within organisations around the world. Thus the Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management is designed to provide learners with knowledge of Supply Chain Management and to enable them to engage in solving related problems.
This qualification is also aimed at promoting wider access to Postgraduate learning in Supply Chain Management that will foster the development of Supply Chain professionals across the African continent. This qualification links the functions and activities of Operations, Logistics and Purchasing Management into a single, streamlined functional area of business. This qualification has been developed within the Supply Chain Framework. This framework is captured succinctly in the Supply Chain Operations Research (SCOR) model developed by the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The SCOR model divides the core supply chain activities into planning, sourcing, production, distribution and reverse logistics, thereby covering the main functions in the Supply Chain.
Developing the required skills for the economy entails providing access to relevant Supply Chain Management qualifications, which is a key objective of the Qualification. Therefore this qualification responds to the current national and global situation in which there is an over-supply of available workers and an under-supply of qualified talent. These needed skills coupled with the scarcity of Honours Degrees in Supply Chain Management, have served as motivating factors in the design and development of this qualification. With the current skills need and the lack of Honour's level qualifications in Supply Chain Management, this qualification aims to produce graduates who will be in possession of the following attributes:
The qualification is therefore designed for professionals who already have practical experience and for graduates with a cognate undergraduate Degree.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
This qualification may be obtained in part through the Recognition of Prior Learning.
In the cases where prior learning is to be recognised for purposes of access to the qualification:
> The applicant's motivation, maturity and realistic approach to postgraduate studies.
> Job description, covering relevant area of work, giving examples of tasks carried out, possibly supplying references, linked to a portfolio of evidence.
> The nature and level of life/work experience and prior study, and the learning which has resulted from such experience.
> Details of in-company short courses, length, content of material covered, standard achieved.
> The clarity of the applicant's educational goals and objectives.
> The extent to which the applicant can provide evidence of the threshold skills and knowledge for the programme.
Where prior learning is recognised for advanced standing, credit will be given for prior certificated learning in accordance with established practice at South African Higher Education institutions. The maximum amount of 'specific' credit granted is 50%.
Credits may only be accumulated for modules, which are prescribed within the structure of the qualification.
The minimum entry to this qualification is a Bachelor's Degree, Level 7 or equivalent.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification comprises compulsory and elective modules at NQF Level 8 totalling, 120 Credits.
Compulsory Modules, 105 Credits:
Elective Modules, 15 Credits (select one):
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Develop a critical understanding of the Supply Chain functions.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of complex strategies and their application in Supply Chain Management.
3. Demonstrate use of a wide range of specialised skills to solve complex supply chain problems.
4. Conduct research with the aim of solving supply chain problems.
5. Demonstrate analytical skills to identify and address potential project resource problems, and apply project tools to alleviate these problems.
6. Analyse the wider supply chain environment and identify the prevalence of risks.
|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:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
The assessment methods measure the extent to which the learner has achieved competence in the different areas of study delivered through the qualification modules. All assessment will attempt to integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes and applied competence.
These assessment methods include:
The scheme of work includes assignments based on the learning material and learners are given feedback. The process is continuous and focuses on smaller sections of the work and limited number of outcomes.
Examinations and a research essay or portfolio will be used to determine if the learner has achieved the exit level outcomes of the qualification. The summative assessments will also assess the learner's ability to manage and integrate a large body of knowledge to achieve the stated outcomes of a module.
|The Supply Chain Council (SCC) was formed in 1996 to create and evolve a standard industry process reference model of the supply chain for the benefit of helping companies rapidly and dramatically improve supply chain operations. The SCC has established the supply chain world's most widely accepted framework - the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) process reference model - for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and their performance The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model is the world's leading supply chain framework, uniquely linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure.
This model outlines the Academic Competencies of Supply Chain Managers as follows:
> Practice Applied Mathematics in collecting and interpreting quantitative data.
> Demonstrate the ability to scrutinise and break down facts and thoughts into their strengths and weaknesses.
> Develop the capacity to think in a careful and discerning way, to solve problems, to analyse data, and to recall and apply information.
> Understand what has been read; gather information from a text.
> Demonstrate an understanding of material read by forming opinions and sharing personal experiences.
> Apply the strategies of self-questioning, retelling, writing, summarising, predicting and verifying, story mapping, role play and responsiveness.
> Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that are considered important to the branch of knowledge or technology.
> Understand the use of technology and the interaction with life, society, and the environment, in conjunction with such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
> Develop knowledge of specific tools and how they affect the ability to adapt to and control the environment.
> Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge or understanding to meet a specific, recognised need.
> Possess knowledge that is sufficiently general, clearly conceptualised, carefully reasoned, systematically organised, critically examined, and empirically tested with regard to the specific Science or Technology.
> Understand that supply and logistics is a system of organisations, people, technology, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.
> Possess basic knowledge of supply chain activities, including transformation of natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer.
> Recognise the ways that supply chains link value chains.
> Practice goal-directed thinking and action in situations for which no routine solutions exist.
> Understand a problem situation and its step-by-step transformation based on planning and reasoning.
> Demonstrate ability to choose between alternative courses of action using cognitive processes such as memory and evaluation.
> Demonstrate ability to map processes of possible consequences of decisions, to work out the importance of individual factors, and to choose the best course of action.
This qualification is in line with the framework of SCOR. They aim at ensuring maintaining improvement of high standards in Supply Chain Management transportation, handling and delivery of manufactured goods and products locally and internationally within prescribed global standards.
|This qualification offers specific articulation opportunities with qualifications offered by the MANCOSA. They are:
The qualification also offers systemic articulation with the following qualifications offered by other institutions, provided the learner meets the minimum entry requirements:
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