3. Transport and Logistics Operations

Manage logistics operations

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US No.  113835 NQF Level  04 Credits  12 Purpose: Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within the logistical activities of a company in a management environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learners job, or chances of finding employment. Range:

  • Just in time planning.
  • Economic ordering quantity.
  • Materials resources planning.
  • Materials distribution planning.
Outcomes: 
  1. Manage customer satisfaction.
  2. Measure and control the costs of logistic activities.
  3. Manage the transport function.
  4. Manage the warehousing function.
  5. Manage inventory and the purchasing function.
  6. Manage the order processing function.

Conduct demand forecasting and develop supply and capacity plans to meet demand

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US No.  336713 NQF Level  06 Credits  8 Purpose: This Unit Standard will enable learners to conduct demand forecasting and to develop supply and capacity plans to meet demand. A learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:

  • Analyse the concept of demand.
  • Measure production capacity and forecast capacity demand.
  • Develop supply and capacity plans.
  • Analyse the key elements of forecasting.
  • Conduct demand forecasting.
  • Evaluate and control forecasts.
Range: 
  • The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • The sources of demand and the impact of changing demand on the Supply Chain.
  • Various capacity planning techniques and models.
  • Practical ways of forecasting capacity demand.
  • A range of strategies to change capacity to meet the forecasted demand.
  • The fundamental principles of forecasting.
  • The need for effective forecasting.
  • A range of quantitative and qualitative forecasting techniques.
Outcomes:
  1. Analyse the concept of demand.
  2. Measure production capacity and forecast capacity demand.
  3. Develop supply and capacity plans.
  4. Analyse the key elements of forecasting.
  5. Conduct demand forecasting.
  6. Evaluate and control forecasts.

Analyse logistics systems and implement appropriate strategic plans

Author: ISS Online

US No.  336740 NQF Level  06 Credits  8 Purpose: People credited with this Unit Standard will be able to describe what logistics is and draw a logistics system and then analyse it to identify areas where improved performance and/or integration can enhance the effectiveness of the total supply chain. A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

  • Analyse logistic systems.
  • Recommend areas for improvement.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans.
Range: 
  • The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • The meaning and focus of logistics.
  • What a logistics system is and how it is constructed.
  • The various techniques to analyse the logistics system.
  • The consequences of changes in the logistics system on the rest of the supply chain.
Outcomes: 
  1. Analyse logistic systems.
  2. Recommend areas for improvement.
  3. Develop and implement strategic plans.

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