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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply principles of supply chain management in a freight forwarding operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252290  Apply principles of supply chain management in a freight forwarding operation 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11277  Apply Principles of Supply Chain Management in a Freight Forwarding Operation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to expand their existing forwarding skills and knowledge in order to participate in the broader supply chain management process.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Participating in the evolution of a reference model for supply chain movement.
  • Participating in the evolution of international supply chains for the purpose of achieving optimal efficiency.
  • Produce best value solutions to end to end supply chain management requirements.
  • Implementing information systems to integrate the organisation's supply chain operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent in Second Language. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Participate in the evolution of a reference model for supply chain movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different frameworks used in supply chain management as reference models are identified using world references. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different frameworks may include but is not limited to stock and lambert, porter and integrated supply chain model.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A reference model is recommended appropriate to the specific needs of the organisation concerned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The chosen reference model is used to identify the parties involved and their respective roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The skeleton of a basic supply chain structure is developed using the chosen reference model. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate in the evolution of international supply chains for the purpose of achieving optimal efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various stages of a door-to-door supply chain operation are identified for the purpose of integrating the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various stages of a door-to-door supply chain operation are appraised in order to determine the respective strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The supply chain as a total door-to-door operation is appraised in order to integrate the functions in it. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce best value solutions to end to end supply chain management requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The customer's needs regarding time and cost are identified and analysed across the total supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The customer's needs regarding product and place are identified and analysed in terms of given/consumer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An integrated supply chain infrastructure is developed with motivated reasons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An implementation plan is developed for the integrated supply chain. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement information systems to integrate the organisation's supply chain operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information technology systems are analysed with a view to identify strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational systems are integrated using unified portal integration technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible problems are described which are likely to occur in such an integration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report to overcome possible future problems is provided which lists the problems as well as the possible solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The performance of the integrated system is evaluated by means of a management report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recommendations are made in order to initiate corrective and preventative action. 


    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 
  • Terminology (including), Supply Chain, Supply Chain integration, Cross functional integration, Logistics concepts, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP), Benchmarking, Supply Chain Optimisation consultants. Distribution channels and channel selection, Partnerships.
  • Inventory Management and Planning, Forecasting, Safety stock, Re-order levels, Role of information systems.
  • Information Technology, IT in planning and controlling, IT in problem solving - depot selection, Vehicle scheduling, ED1, Internet, Bar coding.
  • Modal Selection, Sea, air, road, rail, Advantages, disadvantages, Safety and security, Urgency, cost and value relationship.
  • Materials handling, Packaging, Unitisation, Warehousing - management, Receiving and dispatch, Stock location and rotation, Picking, Storage identification, Equipment, Security.
  • Fleet Management, Vehicle selection, Route scheduling, Outsourcing.
  • Economic and Financial Considerations, Economics of distribution, Demand and supply of goods, Pricing and profitability, Types of costs, Stock valuation, Obsolescence, Total logistics costs.
  • Role of the forwarder, Traditional versus new, Integrated logistics - customer service, Supply chain management, Functional issues, Implementation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the selecting, planning and recommending best value solutions and the implementation of information systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to participate fully in the evolution of international supply chains for the purpose of achieving optimal efficiency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way that will ensure that the principles of supply chain management are properly applied to ensure successful supply chain operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to assist in the selecting and planning of the best value solutions for end to end supply chain management requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting methods to overcome possible future problems associated with supply chain operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to implement information systems to integrate the organisation's supply chain operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related principles impact of the success of supply chain operations. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11277, "Apply Principles of Supply Chain Management in a Freight Forwarding Operation", Level 5, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59304   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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