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Course Overview

This subject provides an overview of the fundamental practices in managing materials and how it impacts the supply chain of an organisation. The materials management function broadly encompasses both procurement as well as inventory control and proper management of these functions is necessary to ensure efficient material inflow into the organisation.


The subject also provides some industrial strategies and in procurement and as well as in the management of suppliers.





The subject aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply purchasing principles and make purchasing decisions for products and services in an organisation and in the context of supply chain management.
  • Plan, schedule and control to manage materials in minimising total inventory cost and fulfilling good customer service level.
  • Effectively manage suppliers to ensure efficient material inflow into the organisation.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  1. Overview of the materials management in the supply chain
  2. Purchasing analysis for cost reduction
  3. Procurement and supplier management strategies
  4. Production planning and master production scheduling
  5. Materials requirement planning and capacity planning
  6. Inventory modelling



Modes of Assessment


100% coursework

  • Online Quiz
  • Individual Assignment(s)
  • Group Assignment
  • Written Test(s)





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Business Practice (Logistics Management)

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

7pm - 10pm
Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$126.32
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$335.12
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$335.12
Others & Repeat Students S$1,117.08

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

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