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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate within a logistics environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113829  Operate within a logistics environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 
Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a logistical environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Defining a logistics system, the management thereof, as well the logistical activities required
  • Operating within a logistical distribution channel
  • Operating within a physical distribution environment
  • Operating within a store or warehouse environment
  • Operating within an order-processing environment 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard/qualification will have demonstrated competence against numeracy, communication and business management skills at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define a logistics system, the management thereof, as well as the logistical activities required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation of the importance of effective and efficient logistics management within the macro and micro-business environment reflects the impact of logistics on a country`s economy, as well as the bottom-line profitability of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The explanation of the desired logistical outputs of an organisation`s logistical system is consistent with organisational mission, vision and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description of logistical activities within an organisation is according to organisational structure and operations, emphasising all activities required for the movement of raw materials, in-process material and finished products or services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The identification of areas where logistics performance can be improved and proposals such improvement reflects an understanding of integrated logistics management, as well as a holistic perception of logistic activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate within a logistical distribution channel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation of different types of distribution channels used by the organisation and the role they play in providing customer service, reflects knowledge of market requirements and is consistent with the organisation`s vision of effective and efficient movement to the consumer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The identification and explanation of the different types of channel intermediaries used by the organisation reflects knowledge of the transfer of ownership, liability, as well as the advantages of including channel specialists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The identification of the functions of supply channel intermediaries are consistent with logistical and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The reasoning behind the selection of channel members indicates logical thinking and takes cognisance of logistical cost and the level of customer service required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The explanation of different supply channel strategies is accordance with the different types of markets served, including intensive, selective and inclusive markets. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate within a physical distribution environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation of the role and importance of transportation in the logistical chain reflects knowledge of the efficient movement of raw materials, in-process inventory and the distribution of finished products throughout the logistical chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The identification and explanation of the different types of transportation modes available for the physical movement of products/passengers reflects a broad knowledge of the transport industry and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the respective modes of transportation available to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The identification and definition of the different types of transport carriers available to the organisation reflects an understanding of the purpose, advantages and disadvantages between private, public and contract carriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The explanation of efficient routing and scheduling displays an understanding of the minimisation of the cost of transportation, speed of service and maximal utilisation of transportation resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate within a store or warehouse environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanation of the purpose and functions of warehousing reflects understanding of the importance of having inventory or stock available at critical interfaces/departments throughout the logistical system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The identification and explanation of storing and warehousing activities is according to organisational supply chain and product/service distribution systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The explanation of the different forms of warehousing available to the organisation and selection of the most suitable option reflects knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of public, private warehousing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The description of manual and automated warehouse handling equipment is consistent with equipment used within the organisation and is focused on the advantages of the specific equipment in use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The explanation of the most suitable method of product packaging is consistent with the organisation`s logistical and marketing objectives for packaging. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Operate within an order-processing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description of the customer order cycle accurately describes the respective phases from customer order placement to product/service delivery to the consumer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The descriptions of how customer orders enter the organisation`s order processing system and the paths followed are according to organisational order processing policies and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description of the order-processing communication system is consistent with systems used within the organisation, including electronic data interchange and database. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Desired outputs of an efficient logistics management.
  • General logistics activities
  • Importance of logistics in the macro-environment
  • Importance of logistics in the micro-environment
  • Future trends of logistics management
  • Private, public and contract warehousing (advantages and disadvantages)
  • Direct, indirect channels of distribution
  • Intermediaries within a channel of distribution
  • Allocation, accumulation, sorting and assorting by intermediaries
  • Characteristics of the different modes of transportation (critical analysis between modes)
  • The importance of inter-modalism
  • Private, public warehousing (advantages/disadvantages)
  • Elements of order processing 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to provide a service of excellence within a logistics environment by perceiving logistical activities in an integrated and holistic manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively, while focusing on the overhaul mission and vision of the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate logistical systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with all role players within the logistics chain. 

    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  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48437   National Certificate: Road Transport  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Buscor 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    7. EDU - FLEET 
    8. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    10. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    11. Inkqubela Consultants 
    12. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    13. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    14. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    15. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    16. Learncorp 
    17. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    18. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    19. Makwedeng Training 
    20. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    21. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    22. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    23. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    24. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    25. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    26. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    28. Production Management Institute 
    29. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    30. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    31. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    32. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    33. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    34. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    35. Sabela Learning Academy 
    36. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    37. School of Shipping 
    38. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    39. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    40. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    42. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    43. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



    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.