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Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Introduction

The Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills of supply chain management. The DLSCM curriculum encompasses practical projects, computer simulation in E-Commerce that offers subjects in Six-Sigma and a Research Project.

Course Structure

The Diploma course comprises seven (7) subject units which are determined by the college from the following list:

This module introduces students to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, which involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material-handling, and packaging, and lately, security. Logistics is a channel of the supply chain which adds the value of time and place utility. The complexity of production logistics requires knowledge of analytical tools to support JIT and outsourcing.

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 fulfillment by managing the resources and inventory economically.

This module provides the students with an overview to Six Sigma methodology, which provides business with the tools to improve the capability of their business processes.

It allows the students to appreciate and reinforce (through examples and class assignments) the principle objectives of Six Sigma, which leads to vast improvement in profits, employee morale and quality of product/ service.

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 shipper strategies and costing and pricing issues. The module also cover information system for supply chain.

This module introduces students to basic principles of procurement concept and applications in the international business activities.

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 fulfillment by managing the resources and inventory economically.

Students will extend and deepen their knowledge of an aspect of business, logistics, supply chain, customer relationship management or freight security as appropriate to their award. Each student is required to perform a secondary research on a topic related to the logistics and supply chain industry. They will be required to apply a range of research and analytical skills.

Admission Criteria

Age Requirement

  • at least 16 years old

Academic Requirement

  • At least C6 in any three (3) GCE ‘O’ subjects or equivalent qualifications.

English Entry Requirement

Students with equivalent foreign qualifications may be admitted provided they are proficient in the English Language, and possess

      • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent qualifications OR
      • A D7 Grade in GCE “O” Level – English Language OR
      • a Pass in English Placement Test determined by the College

 

Those who fail the English Placement Test will be required to successfully complete the EAP/ESL (Lower Intermediate) course conducted by college.

Course Information

Course Length:

Full-time

  • 8 months

Certification:

Candidates who successfully complete all 7 units of this programme will be awarded the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management by Beacon International College.

Certificate of Merit Award

A student who has successfully completed a diploma course may be awarded a Certificate of Merit, provided that the following criteria are fulfilled:

  1. At least one (1) subject unit with a Distinction grade AND
  2. At least a merit grade using an average mark of the total subject marks in the course

Top student award

A student awarded the Certificate of Merit and has the highest total marks in the intake may be considered for the Top Student Award.

Teacher-Student Ratio

Beacon maintains a maximum teacher-student ratio as follows:

Tutorial – 1:40

Lecture – 1:72

Course Details

Teaching Approach and Methods

The course is mainly conducted in the classroom via face-to-face learning which encourages student-teacher interaction. Students are encouraged to attend field trips organised by the school to encourage experiential learning.

Mode of delivery:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Practical

 

Teaching Methods:

  • Discussion
  • Team work
  • Field Trips
  • Presentation
  • Role Play

 

Assessment

In-course assessments only will be conducted. In- course assessments may include quizzes, class tests, class participation in question and answer sessions, oral presentation, subject assignments including assignment reports, projects and demonstartions where relevant, valid and appropriate.