Logistics Academy partnered with The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics Singapore to offer a wide range of educational and training programs for logistics practitioners to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skill sets.
Supply Chain Professional Development (SCPD) Program
For logistics professionals who have to juggle the time with work and personal commitments, CILT and Logistics Academy has launched a series of e-modules.
The Supply Chain Professional Development (SCPD) Program me is one of the first logistics the e-learning programs in the world providing a flexible, convenient and cost-effective the way for logistics professionals (and other industry professionals) to upgrade the skills and knowledge.
The SCPD Programme adopts a blended learning methodology, which combines the convenience and efficiency of online learning with the face-to-face contact with module facilitators in classroom interaction sessions.
In competitive markets, companies have to deliver more value with less. Losing productivity from workers who have to go away on external training is becoming increasingly costly to the firms.
Online learning provides an alternative for companies to achieve their desired learning outcomes at a relatively lower cost and minimise the loss of productivity from workers who have to attend external training programmes.Download Brochure
Course Structure and Objectives
The Supply Chain Professional Development (SCPD) programme compromises of two levels – Diploma (four modules) and Advanced Diploma (four modules). Each module takes about four weeks on average to complete.
The syllabus for the Advanced Diploma level also addresses the curriculum) for the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) certification. CPL taking the four advanced online modules can proceed to set for the CPL examination. Successful candidates will be awarded the CPL certificate.
The SCPD Programme is divided into two levels – Basic and Advanced.
The first level comprises four basic modules:
» SCPD01: Managing Resources
» SCPD02: Managing the Transport and Logistics Environment
» SCPD03: Warehousing and Stores Operations
» SCPD04: Customer Service and Quality Management
The next level consists of four advanced modules:
» SCPD05: Supply Chain Management
» SCPD06: IT and E-Commerce in Logistics
» SCPD07: Service Operation Management
» SCPD08: Business Logistics Management
Each module is divided into several topics and each topic is further divided into several chapters. The advanced modules cover the scope of the CPL examination and offer another option for candidates to prepare for the CPL exams.
Each module takes approximately one month to complete. During this period, course participants can post their queries at the online forum for discussion with the module facilitator and the other course participants. The online forum provides an opportunity for the module facilitator as well as the course participants to interact with one another and share knowledge.
At the end of each module, course participants have to attend half to one full-day of classroom interaction session with the module facilitator. The classroom interaction session would be held at CILT Training Centre.
Method of Assessment
There are practice sessions interspersed at regular intervals in each module. These practice sessions are designed to trigger the course participants’ memories and test their understanding of the concepts they have just learned.
There is an online quiz for each topic of a module. The online quiz consists of 10 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The online quiz tests the course participants’ level of understanding of the topic and the passing mark for the online quiz is 70%. A single attempt at the quiz is given for every course participant. The online quiz provides timely feedback to the course participants in their preparation for the written examinations.
Course participants have to sit for a written paper for each module.
Awards and Benefits
The SCPD program is part of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics’ Continuous Professional Development (CDP) plan for industry professionals.
Course participants who passed all the written examinations for the four basic modules would be awarded the Diploma in Supply Chain Management by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Singapore.
The Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management would be awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Singapore to course participants who passed all the written examinations for the four advanced modules.
Candidates who obtain the Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management are eligible to apply for and undertake the CPL examination, subject to meeting the CPL examination eligibility criteria.
The application deadline for each module is two weeks before the date of commencement. For course participants who enrol in the basic/advanced modules consecutively, they would be able to complete the Diploma/Advanced Diploma Programme in about six months’ time.
Diploma in Supply Chain Management
- Applicants should have at least an ‘A’ level certificate and two years of working experience;
- Applicants without an ‘A’ level certificate but have more years of working experience would be considered on a case-by-case basis;
- Applicants who have higher educational qualifications but do not have the minimum number of years of working experience would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management
- Applicants should have at least a Diploma with two years of working experience;
- Applicants without a Diploma but have more years of working experience would be considered on a case-by-case basis;
- Applicants who have higher educational qualifications but do not have the minimum no of years of working experience would be considered on a case-by-case basis.