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Course Overview

E-commerce platforms such as Lazada and Amazon have made it incredibly easy and convenient for us to shop online. With more consumers turning to e-commerce for all their needs, there is an increasing demand for logistic professionals in the industry. Companies are also investing more in data analytics, automation and robotics solutions to stay competitive. If you aspire to venture into the logistics sector, this course will prepare you with the knowledge and skills for it.


In this course, you will gain insights into logistics and supply chain management tools, methods and techniques. Learn how to execute inbound and outbound activities (e.g. order processing, cross docking operations and break-bulk activities) and apply fundamental purchasing principles in controlling inventory level and production planning. You will be equipped with skills to carry out basic specialised logistics tasks in cold chain and chemical logistics.


The skillsets gained will enhance your employability in the various career pathways presented in the Skills Framework for logistics! (https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/skills-framework/logistics).



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements


‘O’ Levels

At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects: 

English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7

Any 2 other subjects Grade 1 – 6

and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec

GPA ≥ 2.0 OR

GPA ≥ 1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR


GPA ≥ 3.5 OR

GPA ≥ 3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 3.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
WSQ Qualification Relevant WSQ Qualification with 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)
Without relevant academic qualifications At least 2 years of relevant working experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Who Should Attend

The logistics industry presents continued opportunities for individuals who are keen to develop knowledge and skills in logistics functions that serve the changing demands of the industry.


Graduates of the programme will gain the skills of logistics operations and knowledge of supply chain management in order to execute logistics-related tasks effectively and efficiently. This will allow them to progress along the different career pathways shown in the Skill Framework for Logistics.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Diploma, participants are required to complete a total of 5 Modular Certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.

Subject Code Subject
BCLO009 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain, the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs.

It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

BCLO010 Enterprise Resource Management

This subject covers the key business and operational processes within an enterprise.  The use of an ERP system will be used to illustrate how enterprise system integrate information and work flow across a company's various business functions.

BCLO011 Supply Chain Management & Technology

The subject provides an overview of the relations between supply chain management and logistics management, and their impact on the success of organisations. It focuses on the major functional components in a supply chain and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the success of a business organisation. The application of technology will also be emphasised, as technology is a key driver of business operations in the supply chain.

Subject Code Subject
BCCM003 Reports & Business Communication

This subject will help students learn the written communication skills that are vital for their success at the work place. They will learn how to prepare, plan and write investigative reports and present information relevantly and succinctly using appropriate visuals. They will also be taught to write appropriate emails, memos and letters for inter-office and intra-office communication.

BCCM004 Oral Presentations & Meeting Skills

This subject will help students develop effective oral professional communication skills that are essential in their working lives. They will learn how to plan, prepare and deliver oral presentations that are professional and audience-centered. In addition, students will learn the skills of conducting themselves professionally in a meeting.

BCBT002 Business IT & Applications

This subject covers fundamental computing and data analytics skills for businesses. A strong emphasis is placed in exposing students to office productivity tools, which can aid in decision making as well as solving business problems through data manipulation, modeling and visualisation.

Subject Code Subject
BCLO004 Procurement & Materials Management

This subject provides an overview of the fundamental practices in materials management and its impact on the supply chain of an organisation. The materials management function broadly covers both procurement as well as inventory control and proper management of these functions is required to ensure optimum inflow of materials into the organisation.

The subject will include strategies in procurement and supply management. It also covers various material management techniques.

BCLO002 Operations Management

The subject covers fundamental concepts and techniques of operations management for both manufacturing and service organisations. The subject begins with identifying the quality requirements of the customers, followed by strategies to create value in the organisation through efficient production of goods and delivery of services, and application of quality management to support performance improvements.

BCLO005 Business Process Management & Simulation

This subject covers various techniques and tools such as process chart, flow diagram as well as time study to map and evaluate business operation process.

The subject will use simulation software to create computer models of the various logistics and supply chain operation processes such as Order Fulfilment, Production, Storage and Inventory Management. Through the conduct of these simulation studies, an optimal deployment of resources to improve the overall operational efficiency and effectiveness will be determined.

Subject Code Subject
BCAF003 Business Accounting

This subject provides an understanding of basic accounting concepts and processes, and their applications in businesses. It includes the double-entry system of bookkeeping, preparation of financial statements, accounting for assets such as cash and inventories and the importance of controls over these assets, as well as analysis of financial statements using ratios.

BCLO001 Business Statistics

The subject provides students with an introductory survey of the applications of descriptive and inferential statistics in a business environment. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to: organise, analyse, interpret and present data related to a business environment, and apply basic statistical concepts to solve simple business-related problems. Students will be taught the various numerical measures such as describing data, basic concepts of probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression and correlation analysis. Students will make use of scientific calculators and Microsoft Excel to solve statistical problems and the focus will be on interpretation of the statistical measures computed.

BCPD002 Problem-Solving Skills in Business

The subject equips participants with tools used in solving business problems and for decision making. Participants are taught how to identify the root causes of problems, select the problems to tackle, generate workable solutions and decide on the courses of action. Teaching contents include contemporary problem solving tools and critical/creative thinking skills that are fundamental to decision making. Participants walk away from this subject with a box of tools to solve problems and make decisions with confidence in a dynamic world of business.

Subject Code Subject
BCLO006 Transport Management

The subject provides an overview of the various aspects of transport operations and freight management and its importance in global trade and supply chain management. The subject covers important freight concepts, including the Incoterms, Harmonised System (HS) Codes, customs duties and GST. Various shipping document requirements, preparation of shipment costing and declaration of Materials Management trade permits will also be emphasised.

The subject will also provide insights into the practices of effective management of transport for freight movement through the use of a vast network of transportation modes.

BCLO007 International Freight Practices

This subject provides an overview in freight management and focuses on the significance of freight transport in the global setting. Topics related to freight tariff systems, costing, operational flows, key performance indicators, customs documentation and clearance procedures will be covered to give a good understanding of the practices in the international freight industry.

BCLO008 Chemical Logistics & Cold Chain Management

This subject provides an overview of the logistical activities performed by the chemical industry and cold chain industry. It covers basic knowledge of the international and Singapore regulations that governs the logistical aspects of storing and handling hazardous chemical products and chilled/frozen products.

Topics related to health and safety factors that are associated with the storage, handling and transport of hazardous chemical products and chilled/frozen products will be covered to give a good understanding of the practices in these specialised industry.

Modes of Assessment


  • Written & practical tests
  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Projects

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Career Opportunities

Participants will be better equipped to progress from entry-level positions such as warehouse assistant and shipping assistants to higher-level jobs such as the following types of positions:


  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Customer Service Officer

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  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 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.