About the Specialisation
Singapore is ranked the top logistics hub in Asia by the World Bank. As such, the demand for supply chain management expertise is growing. With the Supply Chain Management specialisation, you will be able to help businesses and logistics service providers distribute goods efficiently and effectively to countries and customers around the world.
Supply Chain Management [60 hours]
In today’s business environment, individuals and businesses dealing with goods need to understand how successful logistics planning contribute to supply chain profitability. In this module, learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in relation to the design and implementation of supply chain systems alongside technology and managerial practices. Specifically, the learners will be taught to analyse the supply chain of a business with reference to the flow of products and information from the point of supply to the point of consumption in a global environment. They will also discuss latest trends, industry’s best practices, types of global supply chain drivers and challenges for the supply chain of a business.
Warehousing and Inventory Management [60 hours]
Warehouse and inventory are integral parts to any supply chain. The efficient and effective operation of a warehouse and management of inventory have a large impact on the overall supply chain. In this module, the learners will be able to apply the concepts of warehouse operations and inventory management in a supply chain. They will formulate strategies to maximise efficiency in a warehouse such as identifying physical stock issues and providing resolution. They will also apply technologies like barcoding and RFID and other automated inventory mechanisms, and perform basic warehouse processes of receiving, putaway, pick and pack and distribution. The learners will also perform inventory, forecasting and apply fundamental approaches to inventory management.
Purchasing and Supply Management [60 hours]
With the business environment becoming more competitive, the purchasing function is also evolving to play a more significant role in the success of an organisation. In this module, learners will be able to apply the concepts in purchasing and supply management with reference to the real-world examples, trends and best practices. These concepts include supplier evaluation and selection, quality and measurement, worldwide sourcing, purchasing systems and contract management. The learners will also be equipped with negotiation skills and purchasing ethics. contracts and ethics involved when negotiating with suppliers.
International Freight Management [60 hours]
Having a well-defined transportation system is pivotal to a modern economy. Efficient transport management will ensure uninterrupted movement of people and goods and it is necessary for a thriving economy. In this module, the learners will be taught basic freight management processes. They will be equipped to identify the characteristics of different modes of transportation, freight processes, trends as well as documentations. They will also be applying customs procedures concepts in a borderless world, focusing on import and export procedures. The learners will also be able to apply the concept of terms of trade (incoterms) and its implications under various business scenarios.
Look forward to a dynamic and rewarding career in:
- Freight management
- Warehousing & inventory management