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Analyse, monitor and optimise materials, plant and services in construction contracting operations management

Reference
D/505/8314
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
13
Guided Learning Hours
20
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in analyse, monitor and optimise materials, plant and services in construction contracting operations management within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to analyse and monitor requirements for supplies
  • 1.1 - Analyse design and project information, operational plans, user feedback and quantities and confirm what materials supplies will be required and calculate schedules for the delivery of supplies and lead times
  • 1.2 - Develop an accurate purchasing plan by analysing design information and projected supply requirements
  • 1.3 - Identify the opportunities for standardising materials supplies to economise on usage, cost and the environmental impact of supplies
  • 1.4 - Develop and introduce systems for monitoring and evaluating the purchasing plan which will identify significant changes in supply requirements
  • 1.5 - Accommodate changing circumstances
2 Understand how to analyse and monitor requirements for supplies
  • 2.1 - Examine how to analyse design and project information, operational plans, user feedback and quantities
  • 2.2 - Explain how to confirm what materials supplies will be required and calculate schedules for the delivery of supplies and lead times
  • 2.3 - Propose how to develop an accurate purchasing plan by analysing design information and projected supply requirements
  • 2.4 - Describe what to identify as the opportunities for standardising materials supplies to economise on usage, cost and the environmental impact of supplies
  • 2.5 - Propose how to develop and introduce systems for monitoring and evaluating the purchasing plan which will identify significant changes in supply requirements
  • 2.6 - Propose how to introduce systems for monitoring and evaluating the purchasing plan which will identify significant changes in supply requirements
  • 2.7 - Explain how to accommodate changing circumstances
3 Be able to optimise supplier performance
  • 3.1 - Evaluate regularly the performance of suppliers against the supply requirements
  • 3.2 - Identify any issues with supply requirements, record them, pass the information on to the supplier and discuss it with them
  • 3.3 - Identify changes which will improve supplier performance, discuss and agree changes with the supplier and incorporate agreed actions in supplier development programmes
  • 3.4 - Advise suppliers and provide them with resources which will help them to meet supply requirements, overall budgetary limits and project requirements
  • 3.5 - Conduct negotiations and meetings with suppliers in a manner which maintains their goodwill and trust
4 Understand how to optimise supplier performance
  • 4.1 - Explain how to evaluate regularly the performance of suppliers against the supply requirements
  • 4.2 - Describe what to identify as any issues with supply requirements
  • 4.3 - Explain how to record any issues with supply requirements and pass the information on to the supplier
  • 4.4 - Explain how to discuss any issues with supply requirements with the supplier
  • 4.5 - Describe what to identify as changes which will improve supplier performance
  • 4.6 - Explain how to discuss changes with the supplier
  • 4.7 - Evaluate how to agree changes with the supplier
  • 4.8 - Explain how to incorporate agreed actions in supplier development programme
  • 4.9 - Propose how to advise suppliers about supply requirements, overall budgetary limits and project requirements
  • 4.10 - Explain how to provide suppliers with resources which will help them to meet supply requirements, overall budgetary limits and project requirements
  • 4.11 - Explain how to conduct negotiations and meetings with suppliers in a manner which maintains their goodwill and trust
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.