6. Optimising the Supply Chain

Develop and implement supply chain performance management systems

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US No.  336710 NQF Level  05 Credits  10 Purpose: This unit standard will enable learners to develop and implement supply chain performance management systems. People credited with this unit standard will be able to develop and implement appropriate performance management systems across the supply chain ensuring adequate integration and alignment of indicators and developing appropriate strategies to ensure that the required improvement actions can be taken optimise the performance of the supply chain. Range: The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:

  • The philosophy of performance management.
  • Processes and strategies to develop performance management indicators.
  • Linking measures to information systems.
  • The impact of performance management on the behaviour of people.
  • Creating an environment of ongoing improvement.
Outcomes: 
  1. Define performance management.
  2. Develop indicators for a supply chain performance management system.
  3. Implement a supply chain performance management system.

Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply

Author: ISS Online

US No.  336713 NQF Level  06 Credits  8 Purpose: This unit standard will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of the key elements in developing strategies to optimise operational supply. Range:

  • The applied competence expressed in this standard covers the knowledge and understanding of:
  • All aspects related to the development of an operational strategy.
  • The various operational flows and the concepts associated with each.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of applying the various operational process flows.
  • The aspects that influence operational strategy.
Outcomes: 
  1. Analyse the influence of an organisation's strategy on the performance, supply chain and operational process types.
  2. Evaluate the implications of pursuing specific performance objectives.
  3. Assess key aspects influencing market and customer profiling.

Establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure

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US No. 336706 NQF Level 06 Credits 10 Purpose: This unit standard will enable learners to establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure. The person accredited with this unit standard will be able to facilitate the creation of a competitive Supply Chain Infrastructure that covers:

  • Site Location.
  • Supply and distribution networks.
  • Effective organisational structures.
  • Effective transport system.
  • Effective communication system.
Range:
  • Site location decision analysis.
  • Facility layout design methodology.
  • Transportation network design and selection.
  • Organisational structuring and job design.
  • Information management.
Outcomes:
  1. Use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate the site location decision.
  2. Use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate the design of the facility layout.
  3. Design an effective and competitive logistics system.
  4. Initiate and participate in the establishment of supply chain organisational structures.

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