Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management has been developed by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as a progression route for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in the subject area, and/or for students aiming for a career in business and management.

Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Key Facts

  • Duration: 8 months + 6 months IA* (full-time), 12 months + 6 months IA* (part-time) 
  • Intake dates: Start in January, March, May, July, September, November (full-time);  January, April, July, October (part-time) / modular
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On campus (please note our campus is currently closed due to Covid-19)
  • Fees: SGD $5,750 (local students) / SGD $8,500 (international students)

*Industrial Attachment

The aim of the Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is to provide students with the opportunity to further develop Logistics & Supply Chain Management knowledge based on practical skills gained through successful completion of the LSBF Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.  Holders of the Advanced Diploma will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the major theories in business and management, and of the way in which those theories have developed.

The Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management aims to provide students:

  • To develop students’ competence and practical skills in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

  • To lay the foundation for future pathway and continuing professional development.

  • It is a practical business management program with a focus on managing the flow of materials, people and services, to satisfy customer demand.

  • To provide students with up-to-date information on the latest and most effective logistics technology tool.

  • The knowledge and skills that will enable them to follow a career in all areas of Logistics & Supply Chain Managementand a wide range of careers in business and management.

At the end of this course, students will:

  • 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 the organisation’s strength and industry position and understand the externals factors that may influence that position
  • Understand the roles of purchasing, materials management and supply management in the realm of logistics and supply chain 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   

Industrial Attachment is part of students’ educational development. This enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages application of theory and knowledge in appropriate context.  Where students are unable to undertake an Industrial Attachment they will be offered the option of a written Project. 

To be eligible for Industrial Attachment a student must have passed a minimum of 4 modules during their course of study.

Students who commence an Industrial Attachment and subsequently fail to complete this will not be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management but will be awarded Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as an Exit award.

Students who opt to source their own Industrial Attachment and who subsequently fail to secure this will be awarded the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as an Exit award.

The Industrial Attachment is considered to be an integral part of the Advanced Diploma. In the unlikely event that a student cannot be placed for IA LSBF will allow the student to complete a 5,000 word Project in a maximum of 2 months.

Where students specifically request they may be granted the option of completing a Project rather than undertake the Industrial Attachment.  The project (5,000 words) topic is assigned by the School, students have a maximum of 2 months to complete the project after approval. Students must still meet the same eligibility requirements (4 passes) to take the Project.

Lectures, Tutorial, Seminars, Workshops, Case study and Exercises , Class Discussion

  • STP holders - 90%
  • Non-STP holders - 75%

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete and pass all required modules in this course to receive a Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management certification.

Assessment:

  • Assignment/Class test - 50%
  • Final Exam - 50%
  • Total: 100%

Assessments Profile

Assignment/Class test: (50%)

  • The assessment may take the form of an in-class test, individual or group assignment
  • Students to be communicated on assignment and assessment outlines/ parameters before course and unit commencement.
  • Students are tasked to submit the assignment/ class test.

Final Examination (50%) 3 hours

  • Students to be communicated on the final exam and assessment outlines/ parameters before course and unit commencement.
  • Lecturer will go through with the students and highlight the importance of relevant topics during the final revision class.
  • Students are required to sit for the final exam.

Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%.  If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 40%, students will be permitted one retake attempt in each failed assessment and failure of this retake will require students to re-module the failed module(s) again in full prior to additional retake attempt.

1 Teacher: 80 Students

Minimum Age: 19

Local students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field
     

International students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field in respective home countries in English medium
     

AND

Both local and international students MUST fulfil the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following :

  • Achieved grade C6 or better in English language in GCE O level
  • Pass in English Language in Year 10 High School qualification or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Upper Intermediate Level
     

Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 12 in home country, LSBF Diploma in other discipline, etc) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board.

Full-time students attend lessons @ 3 hours per day and directed/independent learning for a period of 8 months from Monday to Friday, plus 6 months industrial attachment.

Part-time students attend 3-hour lessons 2/3 nights a week for a period of 12 months, plus 6 months industrial attachment. 

Modules

This module introduces relevant concepts and theories in the field of Human Resource Management and provides students with the knowledge, understanding and key skills in relation to HRM. It provides an insight into international diversity in HRM, allowing them to compare the role, activities, and institutional frameworks of human resource management in different national contexts.

This module will provide students with a thorough background in the areas of management information systems (MIS) and operations management (OM). The main topics of discussion include the decision processes, information and decision technologies, information strategy, operations management and operations research. The module maintains a good balance between theoretical and practical aspects and encourages students to achieve expertise in both parts.

 

This module introduces students to the process and procedures of transporting freight by sea and air. The coverage also provides students with the necessary knowledge and insights into shipping terms and import export documentation with a focus on international and local contents.

This module introduces students to the functions and activities in the warehouse covering receipt, storage and movement of raw materials or finished goods to intermediate storage locations or to final customer in a multi-echelon model of distribution. The objective of warehousing management is to help in optimal cost of timely order fulfilment by managing the resources and inventory economically.

This module focuses on identifying the organisation’s strength, industry position and understanding the externals factors that may influence that position. It concerns strategic decisions about choice of products and technologies to meet the needs of customers, establish competitive advantage and create new opportunities for the business.

This module focuses on 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, evaluation and selection of supplier processes and learn how to control quality and implement strategic cost management.

 

This module introduces 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.

This module will provide students with the general knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of business law in Singapore. It covers major topics discussed in business law courses providing clear examples and simplified cases. The module contains many practical points and common clauses when drafting a contract.

This module introduces the student to the theory and practice of strategic management, and the holistic way in which it draws upon a wide variety of managerial functions in its creation. It will provide students with an understanding of the key concepts, theories and process integral to the strategic management of organisations.

Industrial Attachment is part of students’ educational development. This enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages application of theory and knowledge in appropriate context. Where students are unable to undertake an Industrial Attachment they will be offered the option of a written Project. Industrial Attachment applies to all full-time STP holders.
 
For Part-time students or Full-time non-STP holders, to complete the Diploma they must show that they either have a minimum of 6 months relevant working experience or complete the written Project. In certain circumstances non-STP may opt for the Industrial Attachment.

 

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