- SIRXINV005A - Control inventory
This unit requires the team member to operate at a supervisory level to plan, coordinate and implement activities associated with the receipt, dispatch, storage and movement of merchandise, including observing maintenance procedures for storage areas and equipment according to store policy and procedures and relevant legislation.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Manage receipt, dispatch and storage of merchandise.
Receive, dispatch and store merchandise according to store policy and procedures.
Determine cost-effective and efficient methods for goods movement according to store policy.
Implement maintenance procedures for storage areas and equipment according to store policy.
Manage stock control.
Implement store policy and procedures in regard to stock control and inventories.
Establish and implement store procedures to monitor and control stock levels.
Maintain budgeted stock levels.
Establish and implement stocktaking procedures.
Establish and implement contingency plans in regard to stock delivery times.
Document and prepare accurate reports on stock inventories.
This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit:
store stocktaking systems
use of electronic recording equipment
report preparation and presentation
literacy and numeracy skills in regard to:
stock control reports and documentation
maintaining delivery and supply records
stock distribution records
maintaining stock recording systems
The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:
store policy and procedures in regard to:
receipt of goods from suppliers
dispatch of goods
secure storage in an appropriate environment
equipment used to move stock
store systems and equipment for stock recording and control
licensing requirements for operating moving equipment (if applicable)
relevant legislation and statutory requirements
relevant industry codes of practice
OHS legislation and codes of practice.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, the range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the following is essential:
plans, coordinates and implements activities associated with receipt, dispatch, storage and movement of merchandise according to store policy and procedures, including OHS policies and guidelines
implements maintenance procedures for storage areas and equipment according to store policy
plans, coordinates and implements activities associated with stock control, including:
monitoring and controlling stock levels
establishing and maintaining stocktaking procedures
documenting and reporting on inventories according to store policy and procedures.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure access to:
a retail work environment
relevant documentation, such as:
store policy and procedures on inventory control
legislation and statutory requirements
industry codes of practice
OHS legislation and codes of practice
a stock control system
stock control equipment
Methods of assessment
A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
observation of performance in the workplace
third-party reports from a supervisor
written or verbal questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance.
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.
Assessing employability skills
Employability skills are integral to effective performance in the workplace and are broadly consistent across industry sectors. How these skills are applied varies between occupations and qualifications due to the different work functions and contexts.
Employability skills embedded in this unit should be assessed holistically in the context of the job role and with other relevant units that make up the skill set or qualification.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the performance criteria is detailed below.
Store policy and procedures in regard to:
receipt of goods from suppliers
dispatch of goods
stock control and inventories.
Equipment may include:
electronic bar coding equipment
cold storage units
trolley return equipment
portable data entry
Stock control may include:
monitoring stock levels
minimisation of out-of-date stock
Contingency plans may include:
Reports may include:
The required outcomes described in this unit contain applicable facets of employability skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit is packaged will assist in identifying employability skills requirements.