Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management

The Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management equips students with the skills to apply scientifically-based techniques to work-related problems. Students learn to apply skills in business forecasting, quantitative and heuristic problem-solving, logistics, quality management, and to develop decision support, scheduling and control systems. The programme enables you to develop an in-depth study of Logistics and Operations management.

Programme Objective

Designed to provide students with an overview of the key functions of management in logistics.

Have an understanding of the strategic role of purchasing and procurement and latest developments in term of supply.

Help expose students to the techniques used in the design, layout and management of warehouses and distribution centers.

To equip students with a thorough understanding of the types of business organizations and issues of employment and the legal aspects of the logistics.

To adept in the art of problem solving and will be effective learners in the ever-evolving arena of the logistics and supply chain management industries.

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks each. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Progression Pathway
Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
January / April / July / October
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.
  • 1. Legal Issues in Transportation
    • Legal Issues in Transportation module encompasses a wide range of transportation topics which are highly relevant in our fast changing world. Students will be exposed to some basic laws, transportation terms and legal effect, and also legal considerations in both logistics, forwarding and transportation contracts. Students will be equipped with a good understanding of the business environment relating to international trade and transportation. In particular, students will get to understand the different types of contractual relationships and their effect and consequences, the different legal scenarios applicable to carriage of goods, import and export, types of employment or engagement contracts, international conventions governing road, ocean and air transportation, risks and insurance problems arising out of increasingly complex logistics and transportation solutions, the role of multimodal transportation bills of lading, consignment notes and airway bills in logistics and transportation, the legal issues in all types of transport-related accidents, including personal injury and wrongful death, maritime liens and subrogation rights, legal consequences of maritime collision, oil spill, product liability and salvage, trade financing documents and their effects.
  • 2. Business Statistics
    • This module provides students an introduction to quantitative techniques which are widely applicable in business application. Students will be exposed to the various methods of Collections and Presentations of Numerical Information - survey methods, tabulation, graphs, charts and diagrams; Frequency Distributions - measures of location, measures of dispersion, and skewness; Relationships and Forecasting - correlation and regression, time series analysis, and simple forecasting; Index numbers - price relative methods and aggregate methods; and Probability and Statistical Inference.
  • 3. Financial Accounting I
    • This module aims to develop students' understanding of the principles and concepts of accounting and enables students to prepare and evaluate accounting statements, systems and reports. The module will cover topic such as Accounting Principles; Control Accounts and Bank Reconciliation; Accounting for Stock; Fixed Assets Accountings; Errors & Incomplete Accounts; Sole Proprietorship & Final Accounts; Company Final Accounts; Sources and Uses of Funds; and Financial Ratio Analysis.
  • 4. Principles of Economics
    • Economic issues play a very important part in all our lives, as citizens, as consumers and as employees or employers. Understanding economic terminology and being able to use economic principles, concepts and tools can assist us to make more effective decisions in our personal and professional lives.
  • 5. Principles of Information System
    • This module provides students a general overview of information systems concepts and its application to practical business situation. Students will learn to differentiate between data and information and learn the key attributes of information and the various types and levels of information. Students will also be exposed to the major areas of IS knowledge including Information Technologies - hardware, software, networks, data resource management, and Internet-based technologies; Business Applications; and Systems Development Processes.
  • 6. Principles of Management
    • This module introduces students to key challenges faced by managers in the new millennium. Learning includes the study of management concepts, management processes, and managerial roles in organization; classical, behavioral and contemporary viewpoints in management; organizational culture and social responsibility and ethics in management; planning and managerial decision making;organizing and organizational structure and design; leading, managing individuals and groups,motivation,leadership, employment relations and managerial control and control methods.
  • 7. Purchasing and Procurement
    • Purchasing and Procurement module focuses on the strategic role of purchasing and procurement, and the latest developments in supply management. Students will understand the principles of purchasing and supply management, their application within various types of organisations. Students will follow purchasing cycle from its inception through bid solicitation, proposal receipt, evaluation, negotiation and contract. Using the six-step purchasing management process, students will learn how to develop and implement a successful purchasing strategy, select the best suppliers and employ effective negotiating techniques.
  • 8. Warehousing and Inventory Management
    • This subject covers what students need to know from stock control, outsourcing, managing warehouse operation to customer service. Balancing core principles with current issues such as global supply chain, reverse logistics, risk management and socio-political influence that is essential for any warehousing, logistics or supply chain professional. Warehousing & Inventory Management module introduces students to planning that maximises the effective use of space, equipment and labour. Students learn how to manage warehouses for maximum productivity, and makes planning as an evaluation and correction tool.

Balestier Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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