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Unit of competency details

TLIX0004X - Administer inventory systems (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes TLIA3016 - Use inventory systems to organise stock control 11/Jun/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 12/Jun/2020


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  13/Aug/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to administer inventory systems. It includes identifying inventory systems, tracking inventory, planning and administering inventory systems and completing inventory audits and reports.

Inventory is defined as the quantity of goods owned and stored by an organisation that is intended either for resale or is raw materials and components used in producing goods that are then sold.

Inventory systems provide visibility and integration in the supply chain and they are used to record transactions associated with receiving, reducing or writing inventory off. An inventory system can include desktop software, barcode scanners, barcode labels, mobile devices and applications.

The unit is applicable to those with responsibilities for inventory systems within a supply chain.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

X - Logistics

Unit Sector

Cross sector

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Identify inventory systems 

1.1 

Software, applications and devices used in the inventory system are identified

1.2 

Third party inventory control operations are verified

1.3 

Demand forecasting methods and tools are determined

1.4 

Inventory system policies, procedures and processes are confirmed

2 

Plan and administer inventory 

2.1 

Inventory characteristics are ascertained

2.2 

Stock specifications, locations, labels and reference numbers are validated using the inventory system

2.3 

Receipt and despatch stock is securely stored in designated locations and the inventory system is updated, as required

2.4 

Stock is monitored and reordered to meet optimum replenishment requirements, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

2.5 

Stock is requisitioned and documentation is updated on the inventory system, as required

2.6 

Stock sorting, recycling and disposal is undertaken, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

2.7 

Stock damage and losses against forecasts are assessed and investigations are completed into unacceptable cases

2.8 

Stock security is maintained, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

3 

Track inventory  

3.1 

Inventory is monitored and tracked using the inventory system

3.2 

Buyers are kept informed of stock levels, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

3.3 

Inventory transactions are monitored, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

3.4 

Reorder cycles are adjusted to maintain consistent supply, as required

3.5 

Discrepancies, out of specification and redirection opportunities are managed and reported using the inventory system

3.6 

Inventory reports are analysed and corrective action is taken, as required

3.7 

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems are used to manage inventory, as required

4 

Complete inventory audits and reports 

4.1 

Inventory audits and cycle counts are performed, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

4.2 

Report on inventory system management is produced, in accordance with organisational inventory procedures

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is not equivalent to TLIA3016 Use inventory systems to organise stock control.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and includes

  • assessing and managing stock quality including analysing discrepancies, out of specification and redirection opportunities
  • categorising and labelling stock
  • checking inventory specifications
  • ensuring handling, sorting, disposal and recycling of stock is performed
  • following organisational inventory policies and procedures
  • identifying inventory characteristics
  • maintaining and managing optimum stock levels
  • meeting inventory system documentation requirements
  • monitoring stock security
  • reading and interpreting information and data related to inventory systems
  • recording and maintaining inventory information
  • undertaking quality control
  • using the inventory system including inventory software and applications
  • utilising Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems
  • validating third party inventory control operations.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and includes knowledge of

  • features of inventory systems
  • financial implications of inventory management
  • inventory documentation and reporting requirements including those for discrepancies, out of specification and redirection opportunities
  • inventory loss and damage control
  • inventory policies and procedures
  • inventory tracking and security
  • layout of inventory storage areas
  • maintenance and monitoring of stock quality and levels
  • methods for categorising and labelling inventory
  • principles of inventory management
  • principles of quality control
  • reorder cycles
  • storage conditions for the maintenance of inventory including product life cycles, maximising use, rotation and replenishment requirements
  • third party inventory control operations
  • types of inventory systems
  • valuation methods for different inventory items
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must hold credentials specified within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must satisfy the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence and all regulatory requirements included within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to a range of

  • exercises, case studies or other simulations
  • materials, tools and equipment used in industry including:
  • inventory systems and stock control equipment and tools
  • documentation including organisational policies and procedures, industry standards, regulations, codes of practice, operational manuals and equipment specifications.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851