Higher Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Higher Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

The Higher Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management has been developed by London School of Business and Finance as a qualification for students aiming for a career in one of a wide range of industries, and/or for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in a subject allied to Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Throughout the course, students are fully supported and their development is checked frequently by progress assessments. Student performance and satisfaction is monitored to ensure that the course meets students’ academic and personal development needs; and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in the industry.

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management may wish to progress further in their studies and will be equipped to join a level six (Honours degree)qualification in Logistics or Supply Chain Management. Graduates wishing instead to enter employment at this stage will be suited to roles that require effective, autonomous action and the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making skill

Learning Outcome

On successful completion of this programme. students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • Analyse strategic issues related to the subjects studied.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems related to the subjects studied.
  • Apply theory to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems within the organisation,
  • Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these techniques and methods effectively across a range of problems
  • Show an understanding of logistics and supply chain management and practices in the context of their chosen specialisation.
  • Demonstrate relevant Logistics & Supply Chain Management knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • Demonstrate an understanding of international Logistics and Supply Chain Management, including the integration of information and decisions on transportation, inventory, material flow, and resources
  • Identify and evaluate the organization’s strength and industry position and understanding the externals factors that may influence that position. Including strategic decisions about choice of products and technologies to meet the needs of customers and wants, competitive advantage and exploiting or creating new opportunities.
  • Understand the roles of purchasing and materials management or supply management in the realm of logistics and supply chain management. Students will have the knowledge and understanding of the acquisition processes, evaluation and selection of suppliers, quality and strategic cost management
  • Evaluate the different modes of transportation and the different strategies shippers adopt in global transportation.  Transport logistics is one of the most critical aspects of business logistics to satisfy customer demands.
  • Ability to conduct an applied research leading to a project report by applying the knowledge; skills and perspectives gained.
  • Demonstrate  interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation
  • Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences, including use of a range of media which are widely used in business such as the preparation and presentation of business reports
  • Demonstrate cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills including identifying, formulating and solving business problems.
  • Take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
  • Undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable them to assume significant responsibility within organisations

In addition, holders of the Higher Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management should gain the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment.

Course Duration

Full Time course
18 months

Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study for a period of 18 months from Monday to Friday.

Course Intake

Every 2 Months / Modular

Entry Requirement

Minimum Age

18 years or above

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement

  • Two passes in GCE A Level Examinations; OR
  • Completion of equivalent high school qualification (12 years); OR
  • Pass in appropriate Foundation / Certificate programme; OR
  • Other similar qualifications

Work Experience

  • Mature Entry Route: Students aged 21 years old and above who have relevant work experience (2 years min) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Academic Board.

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement

Applicants must have ANY of the following:

  • Grade C6 or better in the English Language at the Singapore GCE ‘O’ levels; OR
  • IELTS 5.5; OR
  • TEOFL 550; OR
  • Achieved a minimum advanced grade in the LSBF Preparatory Course in English

All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their linguistic ability by gaining a minimum level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, prior to receiving an offer for the course.


Students, who have other qualifications, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Award of Diploma & Assessment

To be awarded the LSBF Higher Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, students must pass all 18 modules in the programme. To achieve a pass grade in each module, students must obtain an overall passing grade of at least 40%.

Course Fee

Local Student
Full time: $12,500 (inclusive of GST)

International Student
Full time: $15,200 (inclusive of GST)

Module Outline

Introduction to Logistics
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand Globalisation and International Trade, Procurement and Outsourcing, Transport in Supply Chain, Information Flows and Technology, Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Systems.

Principles of Accounting
This module describes to students the nature and significance of the basic accounting principles and concepts, apply these accounting principles and their relevance to personal and professional financial decision-making, discuss the role of accounting information to external users, explain the various categories of accounts, describe the importance of internal control over cash and how to prepare a bank reconciliation statement, discuss and evaluate the different methods of depreciation in relation to long-term assets of a business, prepare the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement,appreciate the difference between capital and revenue expenditure as well as perform simple financial ratio analysis.

Quantitative Methods
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to develop a grounding in qualitative analysis, be able to use the key quantitative methods in business decision-making and management research, distinguish between different types of data, data collection, analysis and presentation, use statistical techniques to analyse, test and interpret, identify and define the appropriate quantitative methods to solve business-related problems and determine a set of alternative solutions, apply the principles and rules of probability and handle a range of financial calculations.

Principles of Economics
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts in micro and macroeconomics, explain the impact of supply and demand, price elasticity on market position and competitor, discuss the impact of economic policies on business and the business environment as wekk as critically review the global trading and financial systems and perform simple financial ratio analysis.

Principles of Information Systems
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to explain the importance of information systems for business professionals and basic knowledge they need to use and manage information technologies in business, identify the basic knowledge about information technology and the challenges information system technologies pose for business professionals, describe how Internet technologies and other forms of information technology support electronic business operations, electronic commerce, and business decision-making as well as describe how to use system development process and the model of IS components to develop and implement information system solutions to meet the challenges of business enterprises.

Principles of Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to develop an overview of the role of management, describe key the concepts of management and organisational theory, explain the key issues associated with achieving purposeful activity within organisations, identify different areas of the management function and their associated academic fields such as Marketing, Strategic Management and Project Management, recognise the issues and challenges raised by Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

Principles of Marketing
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of marketing concepts and tools, comprehend how to apply marketing theory to actual situations, demonstrate how to apply the key elements of the marketing mix to products and services, show understanding of the evaluation and selection of consumer and business target markets, understand the importance of steps in marketing research and develop an analytical approach to dealing with marketing communications.

Business Communication
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to have the ability to clearly and logically express themselves in both oral and written format, design and deliver a well-structured presentation, including the use of slides, explain the issues involved in communicating in teams, comprehend the challenges faced with communication in multicultural settings, discuss the changes in business communication and possible future issues as well as develop academic skills for reports and projects with regards to referencing and plagiarism

Supply Chain Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand Supply Chain Concept, Order Management and Customer Service, Distribution Centre, Warehouse, Plant Location and International Logistics

Human Resource Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to explain why human resource management is a vital part of international organisational success, assess the main theoretical frameworks used in HRM, evaluate broad activities of HRM, such as resourcing, reward, performance management, training, development and employee relations, describe and evaluate the policies and practices of key areas of HRM that are available to HR managers, assess the role of employee involvement and participation in motivating and empowering employees, evaluate the external and internal factors, which potentially have an impact on HRM as well as explain the international and comparative aspects of HRM

Operations Management
At the end of this Module, students will be able to explain the function of operations in organisations, describe the way operations contribute to organisational competitiveness and strategic direction, identify information needed to establish and implement effective operational decisions with particular reference to change management, evaluate both the concepts of operations strategies and also the issues raised with implementation in a fast changing environment as well as describe and evaluate the importance of people in the change management process

Warehouse Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand Warehouse Operations, activities related to shipping, receiving & inspection, warehouse space and layout planning, warehouse and storage management, material Handling, packaging, warehouse safety and security as well as warehouse Technology

International Shipping Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand shipping terms / trade documents, INCOTERMS and air transport & procedures

Business Logistics Strategy
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand the concepts of strategic management, structural analysis of cost and profit centre management, new opportunities in global supply chain management, measuring purchasing performance, JIT II concepts, EDI systems for effective global sourcing strategies for materials and purchasing management, price and cost analysis as well as managing international suppliers relations

International Purchasing Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, the Purchasing process, Purchasing Policy and Procedures, Purchasing and Commodity Strategy development, Supplier Evaluation and Selection, Supplier Quality Management and Strategic Cost Management

Global Distribution Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management, Transportation’s Role in the Economy, Transportation Role in Global Trade Execution, The Motor Carrier Industry, The Railroad Industry, The Airline Industry, The Bulk Carrier Industries, Third Part Logistics and Special Service Providers and Shipper Strategies

Business Law
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand and appreciate the fundamentals of business law as applied in Singapore, know the context of Contract Law, Law of Sale of Goods, and Company Law relating to business organization, and the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance, understand the context of the Employment Law, Law of Agency, and Intellectual Property law as well as critically analyse and evaluate simple legal arguments.

Strategic Management
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to understand and describe the strategy process, and provide a critical evaluation of different approaches to strategy, critically evaluate the business models of various organizations and discuss the appropriateness of their approaches to strategy, distinguish between external and internal analysis, and how they are used in the strategy process, evaluate a range of strategies at the business, corporate and global level. Critically evaluate the main factors and requirements for the successful implementation of new strategies, innovation, change and select and apply appropriate strategic management tools and techniques to analysis business problems and issues and be able to evaluate the implications from such an application 

Teacher-Student Ratio

1 Teacher: 80 Students

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