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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Schedule and monitor production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116287  Schedule and monitor production 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
Learners involved in manufacturing and assembly logistics require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners are able to plan and prepare for, detail schedule and monitor the flow of production in a manufacturing and assembly logistics environment. They are further able to identify problems and take appropriate corrective action.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics at NQF level 4 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been developed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience or related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously.
  • The scope of this unit standard applies to the areas of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Local and Export Supply Industry and Parts and Accessories (P&A) and should be contextualised during assessment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for detailed scheduling activity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Plan detail scheduling process.
  • Source requirements.
  • Source data.
  • Communicate scheduling requirements. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparation includes identification and sourcing of all data that would influence the schedule. (e.g. parameters of plant status). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Feasible production schedule.
    2. Production schedule is adhered to.

    Indicators:

    1. Optimal utilisation of resources.
    2. Optimal sequence is built using sequencing rules.
    3. Constraints are taken into account.
    4. No delays are caused.
    5. Production is scheduled in accordance with worksite procedures.
    6. Critical interfaces are identified, adequately considered and addressed.
    7. Detail production scheduling is completed within agreed time frames.
    8. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    9. Production performance is monitored and measured.
    10. Documents and reports are legible, accurate, timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    11. Appropriate corrective action is taken where required.
    12. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    13. Importance of an achievable production plan.
    14. Process for developing a production schedule.
    15. Importance of monitoring and controlling production.
    16. Importance of interfaces and interdependencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Schedule production. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify current plant production status.
  • Identify requirements according to production plan and specific constraints.
  • Select appropriate time buckets.
  • Compile schedule.
  • Check and release schedule. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Time buckets includes hourly, daily and weekly time buckets.
  • Determinants include constraints, capacity and special cases.
  • Sequencing rules include Batching, Even Spread and minimum / maximum within a range (normally based on product characteristics).
  • Scheduling techniques include forward, backward, finite and infinite planning. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Feasible production schedule.
    2. Production schedule is adhered to.

    Indicators:

    1. Optimal utilisation of resources.
    2. Optimal sequence is built using sequencing rules.
    3. Constraints are taken into account.
    4. No delays are caused.
    5. Production is scheduled in accordance with worksite procedures.
    6. Critical interfaces are identified, adequately considered and addressed.
    7. Detail production scheduling is completed within agreed time frames.
    8. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    9. Production performance is monitored and measured.
    10. Documents and reports are legible, accurate, timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    11. Appropriate corrective action is taken where required.
    12. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    13. Importance of an achievable production plan.
    14. Process for developing a production schedule.
    15. Importance of monitoring and controlling production.
    16. Importance of interfaces and interdependencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor production. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify critical parameters.
  • Determine monitoring methods and frequency.
  • Compare production status and progress against schedule. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Critical parameters includes production rates, system fills, parts availability and constraint adherence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Feasible production schedule.
    2. Production schedule is adhered to.

    Indicators:

    1. Optimal utilisation of resources.
    2. Optimal sequence is built using sequencing rules.
    3. Constraints are taken into account.
    4. No delays are caused.
    5. Production is scheduled in accordance with worksite procedures.
    6. Critical interfaces are identified, adequately considered and addressed.
    7. Detail production scheduling is completed within agreed time frames.
    8. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    9. Production performance is monitored and measured.
    10. Documents and reports are legible, accurate, timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    11. Appropriate corrective action is taken where required.
    12. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    13. Importance of an achievable production plan.
    14. Process for developing a production schedule.
    15. Importance of monitoring and controlling production.
    16. Importance of interfaces and interdependencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify non-conformances, determine their cause and take corrective action. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Prioritise according to risk and impact.
  • Establish appropriate emergency plans.
  • Communicate with process partners.
  • Collate feedback and co-ordinate further communication. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Emergency plans includes internal and external management of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Feasible production schedule.
    2. Production schedule is adhered to.

    Indicators:

    1. Optimal utilisation of resources.
    2. Optimal sequence is built using sequencing rules.
    3. Constraints are taken into account.
    4. No delays are caused.
    5. Production is scheduled in accordance with worksite procedures.
    6. Critical interfaces are identified, adequately considered and addressed.
    7. Detail production scheduling is completed within agreed time frames.
    8. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    9. Production performance is monitored and measured.
    10. Documents and reports are legible, accurate, timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    11. Appropriate corrective action is taken where required.
    12. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    13. Importance of an achievable production plan.
    14. Process for developing a production schedule.
    15. Importance of monitoring and controlling production.
    16. Importance of interfaces and interdependencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Report production achievements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify critical interfaces and issues for reporting.
  • Compile and process reports.
  • Report to a range of appropriate stakeholders. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Reporting includes formal and informal reporting sessions.
  • Reports include volume achievement according to production mix, on time delivery, throughput times and constraint adherence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Feasible production schedule.
    2. Production schedule is adhered to.

    Indicators:

    1. Optimal utilisation of resources.
    2. Optimal sequence is built using sequencing rules.
    3. Constraints are taken into account.
    4. No delays are caused.
    5. Production is scheduled in accordance with worksite procedures.
    6. Critical interfaces are identified, adequately considered and addressed.
    7. Detail production scheduling is completed within agreed time frames.
    8. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    9. Production performance is monitored and measured.
    10. Documents and reports are legible, accurate, timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    11. Appropriate corrective action is taken where required.
    12. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    13. Importance of an achievable production plan.
    14. Process for developing a production schedule.
    15. Importance of monitoring and controlling production.
    16. Importance of interfaces and interdependencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and explain the detailed production scheduling and monitoring process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Feasible production schedule.
    2. Production schedule is adhered to.

    Indicators:

    1. Optimal utilisation of resources.
    2. Optimal sequence is built using sequencing rules.
    3. Constraints are taken into account.
    4. No delays are caused.
    5. Production is scheduled in accordance with worksite procedures.
    6. Critical interfaces are identified, adequately considered and addressed.
    7. Detail production scheduling is completed within agreed time frames.
    8. Resources and bottlenecks are controlled.
    9. Production performance is monitored and measured.
    10. Documents and reports are legible, accurate, timeously circulated and discussed with affected parties.
    11. Appropriate corrective action is taken where required.
    12. Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures are adhered to.

    Understanding confirmed:

    13. Importance of an achievable production plan.
    14. Process for developing a production schedule.
    15. Importance of monitoring and controlling production.
    16. Importance of interfaces and interdependencies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relavent ETQA that has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Associated terminology.

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Demand.
  • Performance level agreements.
  • Performance measuring tools, e.g. on-time delivery, throughput time, system fill and constraint adherence.
  • Range of time buckets e.g. hourly, daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Priority rules e.g. FIFO, LIFO and Longest Processing Time First, etc.
  • Characteristics of scheduling and controlling software.
  • Range of configurations including make to order, make to stock and assemble to stock.
  • Inventory levels.
  • Backlog.
  • Market demand.
  • Critical path analysis.

    3. Purpose of:
  • Capacity plan.
  • MPS / MPP.
  • Performance level agreements.
  • Scheduling production.
  • Monitoring adherence to schedule.
  • Monitoring / measuring performance.
  • Controlling production.
  • Scheduling and monitoring / controlling software.

    4. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Scheduling, monitoring, measurement and control processes.
  • Implications of poor production scheduling.
  • Implications of incorrect / inadequate control.
  • Effects of the use of IT systems for scheduling and controlling.

    5. Procedures and techniques:
  • Production scheduling, controlling and measuring techniques.

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies.

    7. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable statistical concepts and tools.
  • Applicable calculation formulae.
  • Forward and backward scheduling.
  • Theory of Constraints.
  • Lean Manufacturing.
  • Synchronised Manufacturing.
  • Just-In-Time / Just-In-Sequence.

    8. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between business plan, production plan and schedule.
  • Relationship between schedule and MRP.
  • Relationship between production control and physical material planning.
  • Relationship between schedule and special marketing requests.
  • Relationship between plant capability and schedule.
  • Relationship between resource planning and schedule.
  • Applicable IT systems available. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Identify factors influencing production achievement and rectify schedules accordingly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Work in teams to identify influences on production.
  • Collect, incorporate and redistribute appropriate facts and figures.
  • Provide critical feedback to relevant process partners / customers.
  • Partake in problem solving teams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Plan my own activities and time.
  • Plan sequence of activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Collect constraints and production performance information and analyse risks and effects to compile an integrated production schedule.
  • Prioritise, analyse and evaluate critical factors for corrective controlling actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Communicate production schedule with affected parties.
  • Communicate relevant corrective actions timeously with affected parties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use dedicated soft- and hardware to schedule, monitor and control production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Understand implications of own actions on upstream and downstream process, as well as related functions and processes. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48962   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. AIR TRAINING CONSULTING & SERVICES 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    5. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    6. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    7. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    8. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    9. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    10. Production Management Institute 
    11. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    12. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    13. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    14. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    15. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    16. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    17. Sabela Learning Academy 
    18. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    19. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    20. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    21. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    22. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    23. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    25. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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