Course Overview

This course equips students with advanced knowledge and practical skills in logistics operations and supply chain management, including areas such as shipping and terminal operations; inventory control; materials management; regulations for international operations as well as management techniques, best practises and many more. With the increasing globalisation and the importance of highly-performing value chains, logistics management becomes of utmost importance in modern business.

Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Duration : 18 months

• Business Portfolio

This module aims to provide students with the necessary skills to showcase their Business Portfolio. Self-promotion is critical to success in the 21st century and this concept of self-marketing forms the basis of the module. Students will prepare a text/graphic based Business Portfolio Report (hardcopy and softcopy) with different forms of self-marketing, such as handing out assignment summaries, marketing projects and all other accomplishments and special skills – based on their achievements at Raffles and on their own personality. The Business Portfolio Report will demonstrate their value to their potential employers, highlight student’s work readiness and eligibility for admission to an organization.

• Business Statistics 1: Descriptive Statistics & Probability

The aim of this module is to provide students with analytical and interpretative skills so they can perform statistical calculations and interpret statistical reports. Statistics 1 explains the use of descriptive statistics to summarise data and introduces students to sampling and probability.

• Business Statistics 2: Inferential Statistics

The aim of this module is to provide students with analytical and interpretative skills so they can perform statistical calculations and interpret statistical reports. Statistics 2 explains inferential statistics and how to apply inferential statistical techniques in typical business situations.

• Customs & Regulations

This course introduces students to the framework of regulations and practices in international carriage of goods.

• Elements of Transportation

The course introduces to the links of transportation in the global economy and supply chain management and exposes students to the different transportation technologies and their combination into multimodal systems.

• Financial Management

The purpose of this module is to teach non-finance major students the basic concepts and techniques of financial management for small businesses.

• Global Logistics Systems & Terminal Operations

Students are ss to the evolution of the global trade and its logistics infrastructure.

• Human Resource Management

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the principles and practices of Human Resource Management as applied to a small company.

• Industrial Attachment

This subject aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience the real-world industry and the professional practices in their chosen discipline. It allows students to establish connections, develop useful contacts and gain industrial skills and an overall perspective of the discipline. The industrial attachment is intended to enhance students’ educational experience and prepare them for their careers.

• Learning Studies

The objective of this module is to assist students in becoming more successful and better prepared for success in their tertiary education studies and in life. The ultimate goal is to help students identify and apply study skills and academic strategies that will increase productivity and the likelihood of their success in their studies.

• Marketing

The purpose of this module is to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and practices of marketing.

• Materials & Inventory Management

To provide students with a comprehensive and practical knowledge in planning and controlling the flows of materials within and between warehouses to foster productivity and customer service.”>Materials & Inventory Management

• Presentation, Grooming & Etiquette

This module is intended to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently give presentations and create and maintain a professional appearance, and basic international business etiquette skills.

• Supply Chain & Logistics Fundamentals

The course surveys the main managerial and organizational challenges in logistics, including the role of information technology and the relationships between logistics and financial performance.

• Supply Chain Information Technologies

Explores the basics of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) applied to supply chain operations.

• Warehouse Management & Operations

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of warehouse location, types and layouts design.

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