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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Manager 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
111357  Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Manager 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner-TETA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  180  Not Applicable  NQF Level 06  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Registered  SAQA 10126/19  2019-10-24  2024-10-24 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2025-10-24   2028-10-24  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the learner with the required knowledge, practical skills and workplace-based experience to operate as a Supply Chain Manager. A Supply Chain Manager implements the supply chain strategy, develops operational plans, sets performance objectives, manages and monitors service delivery across the supply chain.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Develop operational plans for the implementation of supply chain strategy across the supply chain.
  • Develop execution guidelines for supply chain policies.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of operational plans.

    Rationale:
    Supply Chain Management covers a number of disciplines and occupations in the fields of procurement, logistics and sales. In order for any organisation or company to have an efficient and cost effective supply chain require strategic and tactical planning and coordination across the fields of procurement, logistics and sales.

    The importance of a progression path in support of continuous professional development within the supply chain, aligned to requirements of international professional bodies in this sector, becomes increasingly important in a global environment.

    It therefore becomes necessary to ensure better alignment with international requirements as well as the need for better integration between the various supply chain components during the revision of the current South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered qualification 93544: Occupational Certificate Supply and Distribution Manager that mainly focusses on logistics.

    This revised qualification reflects the needs of the international professional bodies and focus on the development of operational plans, in support of supply chain strategies, to manage, align and coordinate the areas of procurement, logistics and sales.

    Qualified Supply Chain Managers are critical to the on-going performance of South Africa as an international player in the world economy and must therefore be equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to remain compliant with national and international standards.

    On completion of the qualification job opportunities would be available in both the public and private sector locally and internationally and provide opportunities for career pathways and life-long learning.

    Target groups identified include learners with an NQF Level 5 qualification or persons who has been working in the supply chain without formal tertiary qualifications wanting to formalise their skills and knowledge.

    Employers will benefit from appointing qualified workers in terms of increased productivity and ability to be competitive in the local and international market. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Access to the External Integrated Summative Assessment:
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.

    RPL for Access to the Qualification:
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
  • NQF Level 4 qualification with Mathematical Literacy and at least 2 years assessed experience.
    Or
  • A relevant NQF Level 5 qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills and Work Experience Modules:
    Knowledge Modules:
  • 132401-001-01-00-KM-01, Supply Chain Management Theory, Level 6, 14 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-KM-02, Supply Chain Service Delivery Operational Planning, Level 6, 19 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-KM-03, Risks, Compliance Management and Supply Chain Vulnerability, Level 6, 12 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-KM-04, Operational Performance Management and Improvement, Level 6, 16 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-KM-05, Management of Major Programmes and Projects, Level 6, 15 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 76.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-01, Translate the Supply Chain, Priorities, Objectives and Targets into Operational Plans and Performance Objectives, Level 6, 14 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-02, Align Supply Chain Operational Schedules with Associated Operational Plans and Performance Objectives, Level 6, 10 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-03, Develop a Risk Management Strategy, Level 6, 8 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-04, Develop Procedures for the Implementation of Operational Plans, Level 6, 12 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-05, Determine Contract Specifications and Service Level Agreements, Level 5, 6 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-06, Develop Criteria to Monitor Implementation of Operational Plans against Supply Chain Strategy, Level 6, 9 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-PM-07, Develop Criteria and Evaluate Operational Scheduling Implementation Compliance, Level 6, 9 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 68.

    Work Experience Modules:
  • 132401-001-01-00-WM-01, Operational Planning Processes, Level 6, 12 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-WM-02, Execution Guidelines Development Processes, Level 6, 11 Credits.
  • 132401-001-01-00-WM-03, Processes for Monitoring and Evaluating Operational Plans, Level 6, 13 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 36. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Formulate operational plans for the supply chain.
    2. Develop execution guidelines for supply chain policies and procedures.
    3. Monitor and evaluate implementation of operational plans and schedules. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Draft a comprehensive operational plan and performance objectives that is aligned.
  • To supply chain priorities, objectives and targets.
  • Formulate a valid and realistic strategy for mitigating supply chain risks.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Formulate comprehensive procedures for the implementation of a supply chain operational plan.
  • Draft contract specifications and service level agreements (SLAs) that are comprehensive and legally sound.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Formulate performance measurement criteria for implementation of operational schedules that are valid, reliable and fair.
  • Align evaluated supply chain operational schedule with associated operational plans and performance objectives.
  • Establish criteria to monitor the implementation of a supply chain operational plan that is objective and valid.
  • Develop criteria to evaluate implementation of operational scheduling compliance that is objective and valid.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared with two qualifications offered internationally under the auspices of two separate Professional Bodies/Associations in the supply industry:
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS): Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCMP).
  • Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP): Supply Chain Pro certification: Level 2 (SCPRO Level 2).

    CSCMP (Certified Supply Chain Professional):
    The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) was founded in 1957 as a resource for supply chain and operations management professionals. APICS is a wold leader with regards to education and training in the supply chain and subscribe three levels of certification that is globally recognised. The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification used in this qualification has a duration of one year. The topics addressed by this certification are listed below.
  • Develop the Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Design the Supply Chain.
  • Procure and Deliver Goods and Services.
  • Manage the Relationship with Supply Chain Partners.
  • Manage Reverse Logistics.
  • Comply with Standards, Regulations, and Sustainable Best Practices.
  • Manage Risk in the Supply Chain.
  • Measure, Analyse, and Improve the Supply Chain.

    With the exception of the supply chain strategy, all aspects from the CPIM certification are covered in this qualification. This qualification does not require any workplace experience.

    SCPRO Level 2 (Supply Chain Pro certification: Level 2):
    The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is a wold leader with regards to education and training in the supply chain and subscribe certification that is globally recognised. The certification used in this qualification has a duration of one year. The topics addressed by this certification that are also covered by this qualification are listed below.
  • Risk Assessment and Management.
  • Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Supply Chain Finance.
  • Supply Chain Network Design.
  • External Process Integration.
  • Internal Process Integration.
  • Sustainability.

    With the exception of the supply chain strategy and finance, all aspects from the SCPRO Level 2 certification are covered in this qualification. This qualification does not require any workplace experience.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification compares well with the CPIM and SCPRO Level 2 qualifications listed above in terms of content and duration but also add the benefit of workplace experience. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has the following articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal Articulation:

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Executive, Level 7. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for External Assessment:
    In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience records.

    Foundational Learning Competence is not a requirement for this qualification.

    Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
    None.

    Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
    Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.

    The curriculum title and code is:
  • Supply Chain Manager: 132401-001-01-00.

    Encompassed Trades:
    This qualification does not encompass any trade.

    Assessment Quality Partner (AQP):
  • Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA).

    Derived qualifications registered as part qualifications:
    None. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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