Analyse and apply management practices within the supply chain

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US No.  336702
NQF Level  05
Credits  10

Purpose:

This unit standard will enable learners to analyse and apply management practices within the supply chain. The person accredited with this unit standard will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the fundamental management functions and activities as well as the latest trends in leadership and management and will be able to apply these functions, activities and principles within the supply chain.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

  • Interpret the origins and evolution of management practices.
  • Use a set of principles and pro forma formats to evaluate the effectiveness of basic management practices within a supply chain.
  • Apply basic management practices within the supply chain.

Range: 

  • The basic elements of planning-this include (the importance of planning, the planning process, the importance of goals, the formulation of goals, the different types of organisational goals, the process of goal setting, the choice of alternatives in developing plans, the types of plans and the Levels and time frames of planning.
  • The principles of organising as a management activity. This includes the importance of organising, designing jobs, creating organisational structures, setting up authority relationships, setting up reporting relationships, ensuring coordination of activities, the factors influencing organisation design, the relationship between strategy and structure, the influence of organisational culture.
  • The fundamental principles and roles of leadership. This includes the nature of leadership, the difference and interrelationship between management and leadership, the aspects of leadership, the issues relating to power and authority, various leadership models, the role of motivation and the underlying motivational theories, the functioning of groups in organisations and basic group dynamics, the role that communication plays in the success of leaders.
  • The principles of management control. This includes the principles of performance management, the principles of short interval control, how to effectively review team performance, how to review individual performance, the basics of discipline and grievance handling.

Outcomes:

  1. Interpret the origins and evolution of management practices.
  2. Use a set of principles and pro forma formats to evaluate the effectiveness of basic management practices within a supply chain.
  3. Apply basic management practices within the supply chain.

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