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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Integrate transport operations into total supply chain solutions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255803  Integrate transport operations into total supply chain solutions 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 will be useful for people who are required to ensure that freight, including goods, passengers or livestock, is moved from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements, and in compliance with legislative requirements and international codes and practices.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of key supply chain concepts.
  • Analyse consignments in preparation for transportation.
  • Determine carrier and route requirements.
  • Provide an integrated transport solution. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communications and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of key supply chain concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Use of terminology in explaining key supply chain concepts is accurate and complies with generally accepted understanding in the field. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include:
  • Decoupling points, channel structures, trade-offs, information flow, materials flow, process management, just-in-time.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of inter- and intra-organisational integration is accurately explained in accordance with generally accepted understanding in the field. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Integration includes:
  • Internal customer, supplier, technology and planning, measurement, relationship.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The philosophy of 'just-in-time' (JIT) is accurately explained with reference to opportunities for improvement created by implementing JIT, costs and benefits of implementation, as well as activities which create barriers to the implementation of JIT. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The benefits of supply chain management are described with reference to the supplier and to the purchaser. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The contribution of transportation to effective supply chain management is described with reference to specific links in the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The effectiveness of a given supply chain arrangement is analysed in terms of inventory, time, process, layout, added value, and added cost. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse consignments in preparation for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consignments are analysed in terms of their weight, dimensions, packaging, type of product, and any special documentation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consignments are analysed in terms of their origin, destination, and particular customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The weight distribution and any cargo constraints are determined in accordance with the characteristics of the consignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Carriage, stowing, labelling and/or placarding where required, and handling requirements for the consignment are determined in accordance with legal requirements, industry codes of practice, and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consignment details are ensured to be accurate with respect to consignment weight and dimension, origin and destination, and client requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine carrier and route requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Alternative transport modes are identified in terms of the specific characteristics of the consignment, and evaluated for suitability in terms of delivery time and cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Options for transport are identified in terms of delivery time, cost, and availability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Destination and/or port issues are identified in terms of their impact on the booking details. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issues include:
  • Port capabilities, availability, fees, charges.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consignor and/or consignee routing requirements are established with respect to transit time, cargo requirements, handling facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The proposed freight mix is ensured to meet the requirements and/or limitations of all parties involved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements or limitations include:
  • Freight forwarding combination, rate from carrier, rate to client, break points, break back point.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide an integrated transport solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The proposed solution includes ancillary transport requirements to achieve door to door service, tariff for each transport requirement, and import/export fees where applicable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ancillary transport includes:
  • Air, road, rail, maritime, pipeline, feeder services.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mode/s selected are appropriate in terms of the consignment characteristics, the analysis of the alternative transport modes, and customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics include:
  • Dimensions and weight; restrictions on type of carrier.

    Customer requirements include:
  • Regularity of schedules, transit time/s, cost.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shipment terms are accurate for available carriers in terms of origin and destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terms of shipment, insurance, and method of payment are consistent with organisational accounting practices and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Terms of shipment are consistent with legal requirements in South Africa and internationally where applicable. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • 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 and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: Integrating transport operations across different modes and areas means ongoing problem identification (pro-active and reactive) and solving problems to deliver to service agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The nature of service delivery in transport demands integrated operations and effective teamwork; more so in providing end-to-end solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: Critical to the coordination and facilitation function in providing end-to-end solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: Critical to planning, scheduling, monitoring, and to the coordination and facilitation function in providing end-to-end solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: Communication is important at every stage of planning, scheduling, monitoring, and to the coordination and facilitation function in providing end-to-end solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: Technology is used in every aspect of planning, scheduling, monitoring, and to the coordination and facilitation function in providing end-to-end solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: Critical to planning, scheduling, monitoring, and to the coordination and facilitation function in providing end-to-end solutions. 

    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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure that evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    2. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 



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