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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control product and material sourcing and purchasing for sensitive consumer products manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10600  Control product and material sourcing and purchasing for sensitive consumer products manufacturing 
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  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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:
  • Determine product and material order requirements,
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers,
  • Manage material and product flow stock control,
  • Supervise the receiving process,
  • Supervise the financial aspect of purchasing.

    This unit standard is intended for a person in the manufacturing environment who needs to manage and control product and material sourcing and purchasing where sensitive consumer products are manufactured and ensuring that world class quality product are sold to the retail market.

    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 
  • Fundamental knowledge and skills within accounting and financial control.
  • Product, manufacturing and process flow knowledge. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is for a person in the manufacturing environment who needs to manage and control product and material sourcing and purchasing where sensitive consumer products are manufactured and ensuring that world class quality product are sold to the retail market. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine product and material order requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Determination of resource needs for purchasing and supply is made by and confirmed by department users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identification of resource requirements is based on qualitative and quantitative data, and on technical and performance information gathered from users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Determination of resource requirements allows achievement of the organisation's objectives and plans with maximum cost/benefit advantage to the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Negotiate contracts with suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Contractors and suppliers are identified according to reputation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Invitations, negotiations and public tenders. Submissions obtained in accordance with enterprise organisation procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suppliers are contracted in accordance with the price, terms, and conditions negotiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Available information on suppliers is accurate and current, and records are in the agreed format and available to authorised users. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information refer to quality, cost, location, performance; electronic or manual and hard copy. Authorised users refer to stakeholders, management, finance and operations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Suppliers that meet organisational standards and performance requirements are identified from various sources and recorded for future reference. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various sources refer to internal, external, journals, advertisements, professional networks, previous experience; organisation standards, Individual and Business Improvement Strategy, International Standard Organisation 9000, Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. References of previous supplier performance are authenticated as valid and reliable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage product and material flow stock control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hazards associated with materials and product is identified in accordance with chemical and physical properties and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material safety data sheets, technical data sheets, dangerous goods declarations, transport labels and product labels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Storage conditions are determined for materials in accordance with chemical and physical properties and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Existing storage conditions, packaging, containment, segregation, storage environment, building design, security, quantity, access, signage, labelling and safety requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Storage facilities are managed in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements and codes of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inventory control, staff management, maintenance, monitoring and compliance, hygiene.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Manage the handling and storing of materials and products according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Handling methods are selected in accordance with material properties and quantities, equipment, safety and environmental conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods refer to bulk transfer, mechanical handling, manual handling.
    Material properties refer to hazards and physical form.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Materials handling is managed in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements and codes of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inventory control, staff management, health and safety, loss control and maintenance.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise the receiving process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Procedures in an inwards goods, materials and products system are identified to meet organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Carrier inspection is carried out according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Consignments are checked and contents verified against packing slips in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Goods, materials and products requiring technical inspection are identified and are placed into quarantine storage pending inspection in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Delivery date and time of inwards goods, materials and products are scheduled and agreed with supplier and/or carrier in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Scheduling of deliveries optimises use of inwards goods, materials and products resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources refer to unloading bays, personnel and equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Inwards goods, materials and products documentation received in advance is complete, accurate and recorded in accordance with organisational requirements within agreed timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Inwards goods, materials and products identification labels are accurate and prepared within agreed timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Goods, materials and products are received and quality and integrity is maintained in accordance organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Non-conforming goods, materials and products are identified and isolated, and corrective action is taken within a timeframe that minimises production impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Correct goods, materials and products handling techniques are used to prevent injury to self and others, in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    12. Goods, materials and products handling equipment is used in a manner that protects operator, product and team mate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    13. Documentation related to receiving goods, materials and products is accurate and complete in accordance with operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Supervise the financial aspect of purchasing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Create and record inventory transactions in an accounting system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Accounting system must refer to sales, purchases, returns, transfers and stock-take adjustments. Evidence of three types of transaction is required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Inventory queries are resolved according to organisation policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Accounting system control totals for inventory transactions match source document control totals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reconcile records of inventory transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inventory control totals match general ledger control totals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inventory control totals refer to transaction totals, general ledger control account balances and inventory master file totals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Discrepancies highlighted by the reconciliation process are resolved according to organisation standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Inventory reports are produced and distributed in accordance with organisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Exceptions in reports are identified and remedial action is initiated, according to organisation policies and standards. 


    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
    Core  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    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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    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.