1. Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Demonstrate an understanding of the supply chain environment

Author: ISS Online

US No.  336713 NQF Level  05 Credits  10 Purpose: This unit standard will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of the supply chain environment. People credited with this unit standard will be able to know how to analyse spending and supply markets and identify appropriate supply chain strategies to apply in various circumstances. A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to: 

  • Specify the difference between centralised and decentralised procurement.
  • Analyse the components and application of total cost of ownership (TCO) principles.
  • Conduct a supply market analysis.
  • Identify and analyse the process of selecting and evaluating suppliers.
Outcomes:
  1. Specify the difference between centralised and decentralised procurement.
  2. Analyse the components and application of total cost of ownership (TCO) principles.
  3. Conduct a supply market analysis.

Outline the philosophy of Supply Chain Management

Author: ISS Online

US No.  336712 NQF Level  06 Credits  6 Purpose: This unit standard will enable learners to outline and discuss the philosophy of Supply Chain Management. The person accredited with this unit standard will demonstrate a clear understanding of the concepts of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Management, Procurement, Operations, Distribution and Logistics. They will be able to debate these concepts and compare the philosophy of Supply Chain Management with traditional business models giving practical examples of the advantages and disadvantages of adhering to a Supply Chain Philosophy. Competent learners will also demonstrate understanding of the challenges facing organisations when they attempt to implement a Supply Chain Based business model and give some recommendations on a possible change process that could lead organisations towards reaping the benefits of implementing the Supply Chain approach to work. A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to: 

  • Interrogate the inter-relationship between the concept of Supply Chain Management and Demand, Acquisitions, Distribution and Logistics.
  • Map the Supply Chain and describe the benefits of applying the philosophy.
  • Identify areas within a supply chain that require improvements.
Range:
This unit standard covers the following:
  • The definitions of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management and other related concepts.
  • The typical problems and challenges facing organisations when they try to improve the effectiveness of the supply chain.
  • The inter-relationships of all supply chain processes.
Outcomes:
  1. Interrogate the inter-relationship between the concept of Supply Chain Management and Demand, Acquisitions, Distribution and Logistics.
  2. Map the Supply Chain and describe the benefits of applying the philosophy.
  3. Identify areas within a supply chain that require improvements.

Evaluate the influences of key components in a supply chain

Author: ISS Online

US No.  336709 NQF Level  05 Credits  8 Purpose: This Unit Standard will enable learners to evaluate the relationship and influences of the key components in a supply chain. A learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:

  • Evaluate key influences on a supply chain environment.
  • Analyse and implement stakeholder relationships within the supply chain.
  • Obtain and analyse information on the supply chain.
  • Apply improvements to the supply chain.
Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate key influences on a supply chain environment.
  2. Analyse and implement operational relationships within the supply chain.
  3. Obtain and analyse information on the supply chain.
  4. Apply improvements to the supply chain.

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