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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine manufacturing and assembly material requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116294  Determine manufacturing and assembly material requirements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  12 
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 are able to plan for and determine material requirements in a global logistics environment to support the achievement of production schedule. They are further able to identify problems and take appropriate corrective action.

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 
    Identify the inputs into Material Requirements Planning (MRP). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Inputs include production plan, Bill of Material (BOM), Inventory status, Stock on hand, Stock in transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Material requirements are calculated.

    Indicators:

    1. Supply chain capacity and constraints are considered.
    2. Clear individual lead times are established.
    3. Planning is completed within agreed time frames and meets organisational demands.

    Understanding confirmed:

    4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
    5. Concept of material flow planning from source to destination (Supply chains).
    6. Dependent and independent demand.
    7. Availability of supplier resources.
    8. Existence of Bill of Materials (BOM).
    9. International Commerce (INCO) terms.
    10. Impact of lead times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate basic material requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Calculation is based on a final product with 3-level BOM and 10 items / materials.
  • Material requirements include schedule part procurement lead times. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Material requirements are calculated.

    Indicators:

    1. Supply chain capacity and constraints are considered.
    2. Clear individual lead times are established.
    3. Planning is completed within agreed time frames and meets organisational demands.

    Understanding confirmed:

    4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
    5. Concept of material flow planning from source to destination (Supply chains).
    6. Dependent and independent demand.
    7. Availability of supplier resources.
    8. Existence of Bill of Materials (BOM).
    9. International Commerce (INCO) terms.
    10. Impact of lead times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of inventory in raw material, Work in Progress (WIP) and finished goods and the measurement of the effectiveness thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Material requirements are calculated.

    Indicators:

    1. Supply chain capacity and constraints are considered.
    2. Clear individual lead times are established.
    3. Planning is completed within agreed time frames and meets organisational demands.

    Understanding confirmed:

    4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
    5. Concept of material flow planning from source to destination (Supply chains).
    6. Dependent and independent demand.
    7. Availability of supplier resources.
    8. Existence of Bill of Materials (BOM).
    9. International Commerce (INCO) terms.
    10. Impact of lead times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss and explain the material requirements planning and inventory processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Material requirements are calculated.

    Indicators:

    1. Supply chain capacity and constraints are considered.
    2. Clear individual lead times are established.
    3. Planning is completed within agreed time frames and meets organisational demands.

    Understanding confirmed:

    4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
    5. Concept of material flow planning from source to destination (Supply chains).
    6. Dependent and independent demand.
    7. Availability of supplier resources.
    8. Existence of Bill of Materials (BOM).
    9. International Commerce (INCO) terms.
    10. Impact of lead times. 


    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:
  • Associated terminology e.g. MPS / MPP, ASN, BOM.

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Approaches to materials planning.
  • Business processes such as MRP, CRP, MPS, DRP.
  • Basic Material Requirement Planning (MRP), systems and benefits.
  • Functional classification of inventory.
  • Inventory in raw material, WIP and finished goods.
  • JIT, SILS / JIS, Milk-runs.
  • Dependant and independent demands.
  • Paperless and paper driven systems.
  • Maximum capacity.
  • Work in Progress (WIP).
  • Classification of inventory.

    3. Purpose of:
  • Materials planning.
  • Part profiling and bills of materials.
  • Calculating dependant demand components through Bill of Materials.
  • Inventory and the monitoring and control thereof.
  • Holding inventory.
  • Inventory classification.
  • Inventory in raw material, Work in Progress (WIP) and finished goods.

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying non-conforming trends.

    5. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Capacity planning.
  • Parts resourcing.
  • Materials planning inputs identification.
  • Materials requirement planning.
  • Functional inventory classification.
  • Implications of inefficient supply chain management on material requirement planning.
  • Basic Material Requirement Planning (MRP), systems and benefits.
  • Deviation of actual vs. plan.

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Material requirement calculations.
  • Inventory planning.
  • Inventory consumption techniques.
  • Inventory accuracy techniques.
  • Inventory effectiveness measurement.

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies.

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable calculation formulae.
  • Principle of minimising inventory.

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between dependent and independent demand.
  • Relationship between product and components within Bill of Materials.
  • Relationship between material flow and the MPS / MPP.
  • Relationship between material flow and outline agreements.
  • Relationship between material flow and production control. 

  • 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 deviations and alerts and implement corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Negotiate with production and suppliers to obtain optimum recovery plan.
  • Provide critical feedback up and downstream. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Prioritise, plan and organise own activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Interpret material flow plan and define actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • With a range of internal and external role-players. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use information technology to generate material flow plan. 

  • 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  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.
     
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    4. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    5. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    6. College of Production Technology 
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    15. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    16. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    17. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Production Management Institute 
    19. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    20. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    21. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    22. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
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