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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Executive 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
111386  Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Executive 
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  Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  180  Not Applicable  NQF Level 07  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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
93544  Occupational Certificate: Supply and Distribution Manager  Not Applicable  NQF Level 07  125  Complete 

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 prepare a learner to operate as a Supply Chain Executive. A Supply Chain Executive develops, reviews and monitors the implementation of supply chain strategic plans and policies that are required to coordinate all departments and functional areas to achieve organisational objectives.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Develop an integrated supply chain strategy in line with organisational goals.
  • Develop and review supply chain policies for the implementation and evaluation of supply chain strategic objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of the supply chain strategies and policies.

    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, it requires strategic and tactical planning as well as 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, has become increasingly important in a global environment.

    It therefore became necessary to ensure alignment with international requirements and to provide for career progression at a strategic level to ensure better integration between the various supply chain components at a strategic level.

    This revised qualification reflects the needs of the international professional bodies and focuses 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 Executives are critical to the on-going performance of South Africa as an international player in the world economy and they, therefore, need to be equipped with the required 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 sectors locally and internationally. The qualification would also provide opportunities for career pathways and life-long learning.

    Target groups identified include learners with an NQF Level 6 qualification and working in the supply chain.

    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):
    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 results or by 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 4 years' assessed experience.
    Or
  • Relevant NQF Level 6 qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills and Work Experience Modules:

    Knowledge Modules:
  • 132401-002-00-00-KM-01, Supply Chain Strategy Development, Level 7, 19 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-KM-02, An Integrated Supply Chain and Strategic Planning, Level 7, 22 Credit.
  • 132401-002-00-00-KM-03, Risks, Compliance Management and Supply Chain Vulnerability, Level 6, 12 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-KM-04, Policy Drafting Principles and Procedures and the Legal Framework, Level 6, 10 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-KM-05, Strategic Performance Management and Improvement, Level 7, 19 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 82.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-01, Conduct a Business/Organisational Analysis, Level 6, 12 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-02, Formulate a Supply Chain Strategy, Level 7, 12 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-03, Develop a Risk Management Strategy, Level 7, 8 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-04, Develop a Policy Framework for required Supply Chain Policies, Level 7, 8 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-05, Review and Evaluate Internal Policies for Supply Chain Operations, Level 7, 7 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-06, Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Process to track Performance against Strategy, Level 7, 7 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-PM-07, Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Process to track Policy Non-compliance, Level 6, 8 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 62.

    Work Experience Modules:
  • 132401-002-00-00-WM-01, Supply Chain Strategy Development Processes, Level 7, 13 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-WM-02, Supply Chain Policy Development Processes, Level 7, 11 Credits.
  • 132401-002-00-00-WM-03, Processes for Monitoring Policy and Strategy Implementation, Level 7, 12 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 36. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Formulate an integrated supply chain strategy.
    2. Evaluate, align and review supply chain policies.
    3. Monitor and evaluate supply chain strategy and policy implementation. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Apply appropriate methodologies to analyse the business/organisational situation.
  • Formulate an integrated and comprehensive supply chain strategy in line with organisational goals.
  • Critically discuss the concept of developing an integrated supply chain strategy.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Formulate a comprehensive supply chain policy framework to enable the implementation and evaluation of supply chain strategic objectives.
  • Evaluate an internal policy related to supply chain operations in terms of implementation measurement.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Develop a comprehensive process to monitor, evaluate and track performance against strategy.
  • Develop performance measurement criteria to evaluate performance against strategy that is valid, reliable and fair.
  • Identify, monitor and track policy and strategy implementation.
  • Develop objective and valid criteria to monitor and evaluate policy.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development providers 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 QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) Assessment Quality Partner is required to issue 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:
  • The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS): Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
  • The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP): Supply Chain Pro Certification: Level 2 (SCPRO Level 2).

    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 world leader with regards to education and training in the supply chain and subscribe to a three level certification that is globally recognised. The certification used in this qualification stretches over one year. The topics addressed are listed below.

    Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
  • 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.

    The design of the supply chain and the supply chain strategy, the risks and improvement thereof 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 world leader with regards to education and training in the supply chain and subscribe to a certification that is globally recognised. The certification used in this qualification has a duration of one year. The topics addressed by this certification are listed below.
  • Risk Assessment and Management.
  • Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Supply Chain Finance.
  • Supply Chain Network Design.
  • External Process Integration.
  • Internal Process Integration.
  • Sustainability.

    The supply chain strategy, risk assessment management and sustainability aspects of the SCPRO level 2 certification are covered in this qualification. This qualification does not require any workplace experience.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification compares to a certain extend with the CPIM and SCPRO level 2 certification listed above in terms of content and duration, but it also adds the benefit of workplace experience. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has the following articulation possibilities horizontally with the following qualifications:

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Level 7.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Level 7.
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management, Level 7.
  • Bachelor of Commerce: Supply Chain and Operations Management, Level 7.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management, Level 8.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Level 8.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Level 8. 

  • 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 Executive: 132401-002-00-00.

    Encompassed Trades:
    This qualification does not encompass any trade.

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

    Qualifications Registered as Part Qualifications:
    None. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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