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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate information systems for global logistics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252303  Evaluate information systems for global logistics 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to apply a knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes and procedures used in forwarding to evaluate alternative information systems, initiate their installation and effectively operate them. This Unit Standard is for people who are, or who wish to be employed in the assessment, installation and administration of electronic information systems in forwarding, clearing, international trading and international financing organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Evaluating software packages in order to make recommendations.
  • Assessing alternative information systems in terms of their compatibility with the company's current needs and usage, and anticipated future needs.
  • Analysing the capabilities of software suppliers.
  • Researching future Information Technology (IT) trends in the forwarding and supply chain management environments to recommend performance enhancing tools. 

  • 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.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The application of word processing, spread sheet, data base, electronic mail, internet access, and Customs Clearing programmes in the forwarding operation.
  • Supplier evaluation techniques.
  • The application of industry IT products to the development of operational and management systems which will enhance the value of the forwarding services in the international trading environment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate software packages in order to make recommendations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Software packages may include but are not limited to word processing, spread sheet, data base, electronic mail, internet access and customs clearing programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Company software requirements are analysed to determine the extent to which they are being met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports are prepared and submitted in order to identify gaps in software requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Criteria are drawn up for the evaluation of software packages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Software packages are appraised in terms of the criteria for selection. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess information systems in terms of their compatibility with the company's current needs, usage, and anticipated future needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client system requirements are compared to existing systems in order to establish compatibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client/organisation IT interfaces is tested in order to report on compatibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made for the implementation of client/organisation IT systems interface. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the capabilities of software suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria are drawn up for the evaluation of software provider capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Proposals from software providers are appraised in terms of criteria for selection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are submitted for the appointment of software suppliers according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Software provider contracts are concluded in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Research future Information Technology (IT) trends in the forwarding and supply chain management environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors influencing the future of forwarding and supply chain management are identified in order to identify Information Technology (IT) implications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information Technology providers (IT) are approached for alternative recommendations to address future Information Technology (IT) requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative Information Technology (IT) strategies are developed to address threats and opportunities in the forwarding and supply chain management environments. 


    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 
    N/A 

    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 arriving at workable information technology solutions within a freight forwarding operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in an international environment at the micro, meso and macro levels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information received to arrive at rational decisions with regard to the Electronic Information System selection and implementation in order to enhance the range and professionalism of service to customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively from written material and verbal interaction the specific requirements and needs of the existing and potential clients, communicate the resulting outcome of each selection decision to the affected parties by written and oral persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the evaluation of electronic information systems in order to apply a knowledge and comprehension of the processes and procedures applicable to the operation and evaluation of electronic information systems, in the Freight Forwarding and Commercial environments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the poor evaluation of electronic information systems could lead to the development of future inadequate systems. 

    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  59304   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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