Apprenticeship Standard – L3 Supply Chain Practitioner
Apprenticeship Standard – L3 Supply Chain Practitioner
Start: Available throughout the year.
How is it taught
On and off the job in the workplace
What else do I need to know?
Regular intakes throughout the year, monthly
Managers and directors in transport and distribution
Managers and directors in transport and distribution plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe, efficient and economic movement of passengers and freight by road, rail, sea and air transport.
- Arranges for maintenance of airport runways and buildings, liaises with fuel and catering crews to ensure adequate supplies and resolves any complaints and problems raised by airport users.
- Supervises day-to-day activities in a railway station.
- Ensures that harbour channels and berths are maintained and liaises with ship owners, crew, customs officials, dock and harbour staff to arrange entry, berthing and servicing of ships.
- Ensures that regulations regarding hours of work, the licensing of crews and transport equipment, the operational safety and efficiency of equipment, the insurance of vehicles and other statutory regulations are complied with.
- Directs the movement, handling and storage of freight in transit, and reviews space utilisation, staffing and distribution expenditure to determine future distribution policies.
- Examines traffic reports, load patterns, traffic receipts and other data and revises transport services or freight rates accordingly.
- Plans the optimum utilisation of staff and operating equipment, and co-ordinates maintenance activities to ensure least possible disruption to services.
Managers and directors in storage and warehousing
Managers and directors in storage and warehousing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe and efficient receipt, storage and warehousing of goods and for the maintenance of stocks at an optimal level.
- Decides on storage conditions for particular items, allocates warehouse space and arranges for regular stock inspections to detect deterioration or damage.
- Prepares reports on expenditure and advises on materials and parts standardisation, future stores and stock control policies.
- Advises purchasing department on type, quality and quantity of goods required and dates by which they must be available.
- Reviews, develops and implements stock control, handling and distribution policies to maximise use of space, money, labour and other resources.
- Liaises with production, maintenance, sales and other departments to determine the materials and other items required for current and future production schedules and sales commitments.
Stock control clerks and assistants
Stock control clerks and assistants receive orders from customers, prepare requisitions or despatch documents for ordered goods, maintain and update records, files and other correspondence in relation to the storage and despatch of goods.
- Adjusts stock records as orders are received, reports on damaged stock and prepares requisitions to replenish damaged stock.
- Checks requisitions against stock records and forwards to issuing department.
- Prepares requisitions, consignments and other despatch documents.
- Receives enquiries and orders from customers, and quotes prices, discounts, delivery dates and other relevant information.
- Allocates appropriate storage space in accordance with stock control and space utilisation policies.
- Receives and checks in deliveries from suppliers or completed stock to be despatched to customers.
Transport and distribution clerks and assistants
Workers in this unit group perform various clerical functions relating to the transport and distribution of goods and freight.
- Maintains records regarding the movement and location of freight, containers and staff.
- Obtains customs clearance and processes import and export documentation necessary for the movement of goods between countries.
- Monitors tachograph readings and maintains records of hours worked and distance travelled by drivers.
- Formulates delivery loads, vehicle schedules and routes to be followed by delivery staff.
- Processes customer orders and forwards requisition documentation to storage and distribution personnel.
Elementary storage occupations
Workers in this unit group supply berthed ships with water, oil and petroleum, load and unload cargo from ships, boats and barges, convey household and office furniture, goods, equipment or other items in or near warehouses, depots, slaughterhouses, etc., prepare requisitions or despatch documents of stocks held, accompany drivers of road vehicles, and perform other elementary goods handling and storage related tasks.
- Accompanies driver on journey and assists with manoeuvres and to load and unload vehicle.
- Retrieves stored items as listed on order sheets, makes up orders against requisitions and prepares goods for despatch.
- Undertakes the loading and unloading of goods and conveys goods about storage area.
- Packs furniture and household goods into crates and cartons for storage.
- Loads and unloads goods from removal vans or delivery vehicles either by hand or using trolleys and lift trucks.
- Removes grappling attachment from cargo and stows cargo in hold or loads cargo on to transport or into warehouses.
- Attaches winch or crane hooks, slings, ropes or clamps to load, signals to crane driver to commence lifting, visually checks that load is balanced and ensures that route is clear for movement.
- Arranges cargo on quayside or in hold for loading or unloading and selects appropriate hook, chain, rope, sling or other grappling attachment.
- Attaches hoses to ship.