ALA Diploma & Advanced
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ALA Diploma & Advanced Diploma Courses

Respected by Professionals Worldwide.

Start your career in the exciting and dynamic world of logistics. To succeed, good management skills are essential as well as the ability to become a successful and effective communicator.

The ALA Diploma in Logistics Management is offered as an online a six-module diploma incorporating various areas of the logistics functions including electives in Purchasing, Warehousing & Distribution, Transportation, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Technology.

The ALA Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management continues as a ten-module advanced diploma, incorporating further electives from the various logistics functions and a business research project to illustrate competency in understanding how all the various components of logistics fit together.

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The Diploma in Advanced Diploma courses are designed to equip students with effective technical and management skills, necessary to becoming efficient logisticians at the supervisory and managerial levels. In addition, the programmes aim to impact the essential knowledge and prerequisites needed for the pursuit of further education in business logistics management.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the matriculation, high school or equivalent, in addition to two years of relevant work experience IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is recommended to be able to complete this course.

It is recommended that students have an IELTS standard of at least 5.0 or its equivalent before enrolling in the programme.

Enrolment in a further course of study such as a Degree programme may require an IELTS standard of 6.0 or higher.

Key Feature

Graduates of the diplomas will qualify to enrol in degree in Masters courses offered by accredited Australian and international universities.

Diploma in Logistics Management

This is a six-module diploma incorporating various areas of the logistics functions including electives in Purchasing, Warehousing & Distribution, Transportation, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Technology.

This course is for people who want to learn how to plan and manage logistics operations. Students will learn about the handling and storage of freight and handling of inventory in the supply chain.

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Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management

This is a ten-module advanced diploma which builds on the modules completed in the Diploma, incorporating further electives from the various logistics functions including Purchasing, Warehousing & Distribution, Transportation, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Technology.

A Business Research project is also conducted to illustrate competency in understanding how all the various components of logistics fit together.

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Modules can be purchased individually or as a bundle. You will also be presented with other offline methods of payment, should you wish to transfer funds directly.

Assessment and Awards

Each of the modules is assessed using examinations, assignments and continuous assessment. Upon successful completion of six modules, students may be awarded the Diploma in Logistics Management. The completion of an additional three modules and a business research project enables the student to be considered for the award of Advanced Diploma in Operations and Logistics Management.

ALA Advanced Diploma offers an accredited pathway to a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) certification.

Subject Information

The following is a summary of the subjects that need to be taken in order to complete the Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

Diploma in Logistics Management
Students will study the following subjects for the Diploma:

» Strategic Analysis & Decision Making
» + five (5) electives

Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management
Students will study the following subjects for the Diploma:

» All ten (10) electives

Subject Content

Strategic Analysis & Decision Making

Subject Code: ALASDM01

Description: Strategic analysis is concerned with understanding the strategic position of the organisation. From a business perspective, competition refers to rivalry among firms operating in a market to fill the same customer’s needs. Competition is a basic essential in the free enterprise system. The term competition defies true definition because the view of competition held by different groups varies. Student will learn about the importance of strategy to the direction of the organisation and the impact of decisions within the framework of that strategy.

*This subject is compulsory to complete the ALA Diploma & Advanced Diploma

Business Research Project

Subject Code: ALABRP01

Description: The Business Research Project is a 5000 word project related to problems and situations in the student’s workplace. It is the summary exercise in the pursuit of the Advanced Diploma and is designed to build on the knowledge acquired from the other diploma subjects. Students will develop their own project plan and are expected to meet with a project mentor periodically to ensure they keep on track with their progress. Assessment is based on these progress milestones as well as the final project work.

*This subject is compulsory to complete the ALA Advanced Diploma

Channels of Distribution

Subject Code: ALACOD01

Description: Channel decisions are among the most critical decisions facing management. The company’s chosen channels intimately affect other marketing decisions. The company’s channel decisions involve relatively long-term commitments to other organisations. Therefore management must choose channels with an eye on tomorrow’s likely selling environment as well as today’s. This is an important area in Supply Chain Management as it determines the level of integration of the customer-facing activities within the logistics pipeline.

International Transportation

Subject Code: ALAIT01

Description: Almost every international shipment travels on more than one mode form its origin to its destination. Recent efforts have attempted to reduce transit times and costs by increasing the various modes compatibility and by trying new mode communications. This module will prepare students to develop an understanding of the international shipping environment, including topics such as types of freight, port facilities, shipboard handling equipment and operations, insurance, damage claims, cargo compatibility, FTZs, import and export, and efficiency.

Logistics Technology

Subject Code: ALALT01

Description: The Supply Chain is a complex network of links and feedback loops, particularly in term of its communication and information flow – shaped at each step by advances in engineering and information technology. The sheer magnitude of product variety and volume makes complex analysis, the use of information and logistics technology, and the strategic management of the Supply Chain essential. This subject includes use of logistics information technology systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and advanced planning software, to support logistics decisions, application of e-commerce in logistics/supply chain management, use of logistics simulation software, use of currently available business application software such as databases, spreadsheets, project management, apps, and other technological areas such as WMS/SCM systems implementation, RFID/barcoding, big data and other technological developments.

Operations Management

Subject Code: ALAOM01

Description: This subject introduces students to the various concepts and principles of operations management. The subject will focus on the application of operation tools used in manufacturing and service industries. It will also cover the nature of operations, product development, process design and analysis, quality improvement tools, capacity planning, operations scheduling, facility location and layout planning. Students will be instructed in the use of tools to identify inefficiency and develop effectiveness in business operations.

Purchasing & Inventory Management

Subject Code: ALAPIM01

Description: Adequate inventory is critical in ensuring the continuity of operations within any industry. However, inventory investment can be a very expensive affair. The direct costs of carrying inventory depress profits and ties up much needed finance. Only through effective inventory management can we provide this support without over-committing the organisation’s funds, but at the same time be mindful of the related costs of not having inventory when it is needed by customers. Purchasing & Inventory Management (PIM) is past gaining prominence as a key area in ensuring competitiveness and is considered more and more to be a professional area where relevant skills and expertise are important.

Supply Chain Management

Subject Code: ALASCM01

Description: This course covers the evolution of supply chain thinking and identifies the challenges faced by organisations. an macro and micro view of supply chains is covered, before looking at the scope of supply chain strategic planning and the different perspectives of producers, retailers and logistics service providers.

Transportation Management

Subject Code: ALATM01

Description: This course examines the activities, resources and processes used in freight transport including the foundations of multi-modal freight (road, rail, air-freight, sea-freight, pipeline), performance characteristics, transportation documentation, line hauls, and freight and distribution centre interface and implications.

Warehouse Management

Subject Code: ALAWM01

Description: This module provides a conceptual framework and imparts a fundamental understanding of warehousing and storage management used in industry today. Topics include storage and retrieval systems, warehouse configurations, labour and equipment requirements, ABC analysis, warehouse housekeeping, cost of the system and cycle time calculations.

Please note that students are required to obtain a total average of 60% across all subjects to qualify for an ALA award.

All of the modules are based on real-world scenarios and theory drawn from relevant academic sources. This is to ensure that the materials used are relevant and useful to learners.

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