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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116280  Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 involved in manufacturing and assembly logistics require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can transact material receipts, route materials to designated storage areas and store / warehouse materials. This includes processing documentation, picking material, auditing inventory and taking appropriate corrective action where required.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics at NQF level 4 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been developed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience or related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously.
  • The scope of this unit standard applies to the areas of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Local and Export Supply Industry and Parts and Accessories (P&A) and should be contextualised during assessment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Receive material and transact receipt. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Inspect condition of packaging.
  • Check delivery timing against delivery schedule.
  • Identify non-conforming material.
  • Capture data.
  • Process documentation. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Receipt includes local, import, airfreight receipt in line with material plan.
  • Delivery exceptions includes early and / or late delivery.
  • Transacting includes manual and automated processes. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Materials are available for consumption in the Manufacturing and Assembly processes.
    2. Real-time accurate inventory records.
    3. Accurate warehouse records.

    Indicators:

    1. Correct quality and quantity material is supplied to point of consumption in time for consumption.
    2. Appropriate level of accuracy is maintained.
    3. Material is received, stored and issued within accepted cost parameters.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor / inadequate control.
    5. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    6. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    7. Reports are timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    8. Applicable quality policies and procedures are adhered to.
    9. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Material flow plan.
    2. Elements of parts profile.
    3. Alternate receipt concept for JIT, JIS.
    4. Claims and insurance procedures and contract requirements.
    5. Main objectives of warehousing.
    6. Inventory accuracy process and financial implications.
    7. Safety critical processes (traceability and handling).
    8. Utilisation of service providers to receipts, warehouse and supply. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Route received material to designated storage area and store / warehouse. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Stack and / or locate material. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Designated storage area includes warehouse, line-side, JIT / JIS and quarantine areas.
  • Storage includes fixed / random location storage, kitting areas, lock-up, bulk, hazardous material, quarantine, bond and pilot stores. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Materials are available for consumption in the Manufacturing and Assembly processes.
    2. Real-time accurate inventory records.
    3. Accurate warehouse records.

    Indicators:

    1. Correct quality and quantity material is supplied to point of consumption in time for consumption.
    2. Appropriate level of accuracy is maintained.
    3. Material is received, stored and issued within accepted cost parameters.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor / inadequate control.
    5. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    6. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    7. Reports are timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    8. Applicable quality policies and procedures are adhered to.
    9. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Material flow plan.
    2. Elements of parts profile.
    3. Alternate receipt concept for JIT, JIS.
    4. Claims and insurance procedures and contract requirements.
    5. Main objectives of warehousing.
    6. Inventory accuracy process and financial implications.
    7. Safety critical processes (traceability and handling).
    8. Utilisation of service providers to receipts, warehouse and supply. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Pick and supply material. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Line replenishment cycle.
  • Despatch material. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Supply methods includes milk-runs, marshalling areas, kitting and KANBANS.
  • Despatched materials include picked, repacked and kitted material. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Materials are available for consumption in the Manufacturing and Assembly processes.
    2. Real-time accurate inventory records.
    3. Accurate warehouse records.

    Indicators:

    1. Correct quality and quantity material is supplied to point of consumption in time for consumption.
    2. Appropriate level of accuracy is maintained.
    3. Material is received, stored and issued within accepted cost parameters.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor / inadequate control.
    5. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    6. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    7. Reports are timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    8. Applicable quality policies and procedures are adhered to.
    9. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Material flow plan.
    2. Elements of parts profile.
    3. Alternate receipt concept for JIT, JIS.
    4. Claims and insurance procedures and contract requirements.
    5. Main objectives of warehousing.
    6. Inventory accuracy process and financial implications.
    7. Safety critical processes (traceability and handling).
    8. Utilisation of service providers to receipts, warehouse and supply. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Audit inventory accuracy. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Verify inventory and investigate discrepancies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Perpetual Inventory, yearly four-wall count, spot-checks, out-of-line requests, damage, scrap and returns processing and obsolescence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Materials are available for consumption in the Manufacturing and Assembly processes.
    2. Real-time accurate inventory records.
    3. Accurate warehouse records.

    Indicators:

    1. Correct quality and quantity material is supplied to point of consumption in time for consumption.
    2. Appropriate level of accuracy is maintained.
    3. Material is received, stored and issued within accepted cost parameters.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor / inadequate control.
    5. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    6. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    7. Reports are timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    8. Applicable quality policies and procedures are adhered to.
    9. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Material flow plan.
    2. Elements of parts profile.
    3. Alternate receipt concept for JIT, JIS.
    4. Claims and insurance procedures and contract requirements.
    5. Main objectives of warehousing.
    6. Inventory accuracy process and financial implications.
    7. Safety critical processes (traceability and handling).
    8. Utilisation of service providers to receipts, warehouse and supply. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply reverse logistics. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Return re-useable packaging and non-conforming parts to source. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Non-conforming parts include dunnage, pallets, re-useable packaging, recyclable material, salvage material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Materials are available for consumption in the Manufacturing and Assembly processes.
    2. Real-time accurate inventory records.
    3. Accurate warehouse records.

    Indicators:

    1. Correct quality and quantity material is supplied to point of consumption in time for consumption.
    2. Appropriate level of accuracy is maintained.
    3. Material is received, stored and issued within accepted cost parameters.
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor / inadequate control.
    5. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    6. Documents and reports are legible and accurate.
    7. Reports are timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    8. Applicable quality policies and procedures are adhered to.
    9. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Material flow plan.
    2. Elements of parts profile.
    3. Alternate receipt concept for JIT, JIS.
    4. Claims and insurance procedures and contract requirements.
    5. Main objectives of warehousing.
    6. Inventory accuracy process and financial implications.
    7. Safety critical processes (traceability and handling).
    8. Utilisation of service providers to receipts, warehouse and supply. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant ETQA that has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

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

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I 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 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Warehousing, receiving functions and inventory management.
  • Different warehousing activities.
  • Computerised warehousing / storing systems and automation.

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Inventory location methods.
  • Destination, line layout.
  • Marshalling areas.
  • Two-bin system.
  • Delivery points.
  • KIT supply.
  • Sequencing centres.
  • Footprinting.
  • Parts-in-Bond.
  • Stock turns.
  • First In / First Out (FIFO).

    3. Purpose of:
  • Materials receiving process.
  • Materials warehousing / storing process.
  • Material picking and supply process.
  • Inventory accuracy auditing.
  • Delivery windows / frequency.
  • Routing.
  • Reverse / empties return logistics.
  • Lock-up storage.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Maintaining inventory records.
  • Parts-in-Bond.
  • Stock turns.

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying poor housekeeping.

    5. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Materials receiving process.
  • Materials warehousing / storing process.
  • Material picking and supply process.
  • Inventory accuracy auditing.
  • Reverse logistics.
  • Waste management.
  • First-in / first-out (FIFO).
  • Stock turns.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Materials receiving.
  • Materials warehousing / storing.
  • KIT supply.
  • Footprinting.
  • Perpetual inventory.
  • Methods of storage (techniques).
  • Maintenance of Inventory Master Data.
  • Sequencing.
  • Pick and supply material.
  • Inventory accuracy auditing.
  • Reverse / empties return logistics.
  • Material handling techniques (kitting, staging, milk-runs, etc.).
  • Stock turns.

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies.
  • Applicable customs legislation.
  • Security legislation and policies with respect to hazardous materials.
  • Bond storage.
  • Security regulations.
  • Applicable environmental legislation.

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable statistical concepts and tools.
  • Applicable calculation formulae.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between product and components within Bill of Materials.
  • Relationship between warehousing and material flow (inbound).
  • Relationship between warehouse, in transit to line and line side stock.
  • Relationship between Work In Progress (WIP) and consumption.
  • Relationship between packaging planning and warehousing / storing of material.
  • Relationship between planning of packaging and warehouse / storing of material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Identify overstocking and stock discrepancies within a warehouse and take corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Provide critical feedback up and downstream. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Planning and organising my own activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Investigate stock inaccuracy, taking into consideration all possible elements causing non-conformance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Non-conformances are communicated with a range of internal role-players. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use information technology to effectively control inventory. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Understand implications of own actions on supply chain and upstream and downstream processes and customers. 

  • 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  48962   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    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  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    5. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    6. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    7. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    8. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    9. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    10. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Myrtle Empowerment and Projects CC (SPRINGS) TP 
    13. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    14. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    15. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    16. Production Management Institute 
    17. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    18. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    19. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    20. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    21. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    22. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    23. Sabela Learning Academy 
    24. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    25. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    26. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    27. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    28. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    30. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    31. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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