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Course Overview

The bell rings. The courier service delivers a US-made Bluetooth earpiece you purchased online less than a week back. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scene to get this product right to your doorstep in just a few days?


This module provides students with an insight to the back-of-house logistics activities that made online businesses successful. As e-commerce gains further importance in the world of business, knowing logistics fundamentals such as deciding between land, sea and air transportation modes, and calculating the relevant costs will be necessary.


At the end of the module, students will appreciate the connectedness in a product supply chain and have a well-thought operations plan for an online business.


It will be conducted within a duration of 30 hours with a class size of 20.




  1. This module introduces students to the basic concepts of logistics that made online businesses successful.
  2. Students will have a well-thought operations plan for an online business.

What You'll Learn

At the end of the module, students will be able to:


  • Describe the scope of the supply chain for an e-commerce product.
  • Describe the major functions (procurement, warehousing, distribution and transportation) in logistics.
  • Appreciate Information Technology and smart logistics solutions that facilitate last-mile fulfilment of a product supply chain.


Students will be assessed based on the following criteria:


  • Class Participation (individual): 10% 
  • Quizzes (individual): 30% 
  • Field Trip Reflection (individual): 20% 
  • Logistics Project (group): 40%


Completion criteria:

Students are required to:


  • Fulfill 75% of the attendance and
  • Obtain a pass mark of at least 50% upon completion of the module.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be advised

To be advised

30 Hours

Contact Details

  • AEM Coordinator
  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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