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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the role of materials handling in the warehouse 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377385  Explain the role of materials handling in the warehouse 
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 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 
This unit standard is required by people working in the manufacturing environment and tasked to handle materials. The learner is introduced to the use of materials handling from the receiving of stock, coding, pricing and categorizing, the use of materials handling equipment, and warehouse distribution.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the functions related to materials handling.
  • Classify, code and identify incoming stock.
  • Explain the use of materials handling equipment.
  • Explain the order cycle.
  • Apply risk management principles in the warehouse.
  • Understand the procedures regarding outbound distribution of materials. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular outcomes or assessments. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the functions related to materials handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term materials handling is defined in line with the Operations Management Body of Knowledge(OMBOK). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of materials handling is discussed using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Movement, Time, Quantity, Space and PQRST concept.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain the importance of correct identification of incoming goods according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Describe each step in the receiving and unloading of goods according to safety procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Steps to make receiving area safe.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The roles played by the store's team and the quality control inspector during receiving of material is discussed using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Identify the factors to be taken into account while identifying incoming goods and materials at the receiving bay using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors the following: what will be coded; where will the coding take place, when will the code be applied, who will do the coding and how will the code be applied.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Classify, code and identify incoming stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms item classification and item coding are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between stock and non-manufacturing stock are discussed using examples from each category. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The criteria to be used when developing a coding system are explained according to procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The criteria are classification, purpose for which the item is to be used, physical characteristics, supplier/customer numbering, and any other.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A classification and coding system is developed for a range of selected items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process for bar coding and its characteristics are described using given examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Spaces and bars of bar codes, heights of bar codes and bar code readers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and voice recognition technology in the use of bar coding is explained using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the use of materials handling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major categories of materials handling equipment are discussed according to safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the safe use of materials handling equipment is explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Each type of materials handling equipment is discussed in terms of safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conveyors, monorails, hoists, cranes, loading industrial vehicles, moving load, AGV, forklifts, dock bumpers and dock levelers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of different storage equipment is discussed using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different storage equipment include but are not limited to bin shelving, modular storage drawers and flow racks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Picker-to-part and part-to-picker systems are explained using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the order cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The four activities of an order cycle are described according to principles set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Order placement, order processing, order preparation and order shipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer sales and related issues are discussed with examples of documents used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Items for repair and sale of scrap are explained following prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Free issue stock is explained according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Over the counter sales are discussed following procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Intercompany material transfers are described following company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work in process is described using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Discuss inventory movement documents according to prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Order picking is defined and discussed according to its uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The picking procedures are explained in line with Operations Management Body of Knowledge(OMBOK). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sectional picking, traveling picking, paperless picking or pick-to-lights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Order tracking is discussed following organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply risk management principles in the warehouse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Causes of employee theft are discussed using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security measures to reduce theft are explained according to company rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    High risk areas for theft in a warehouse is discussed using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Security systems and measures are discussed according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Warehouse data security is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The need to protect staff against identity theft is explained using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Understand the procedures regarding outbound distribution of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process and methods of authorization of issuing is described according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Function, financial limits, position and free issues.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The documents used during the issue process is described and completed using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material requisition and picking list.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identification of requirements and timing of issues are explained in terms of the operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of issues as per procedure are identified and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issues on request, scheduled issues to production, replacement issues, loan issues, staff sales, allocations and bulk issues.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the enlisted embedded knowledge.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • The functions related to materials handling.
  • Classification, coding and identifying incoming stock.
  • The use of materials handling equipment.
  • Procedures regarding outbound distribution of materials.
  • The order cycle.
  • Risk management principles in the warehouse. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking when using materials handling equipment and outbound distribution of materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team and know one's responsibility in the work environment exercising risk management in the warehouse. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information regarding stock classification, coding and identification. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by explaining the process of bar coding. 

    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  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. College of Production Technology 
    2. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    3. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    4. Production Management Institute 
    5. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    6. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    7. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    8. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    9. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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