The Logistics Professional Conversion Programme (LPCP) helps mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives or Technicians (PMETs) gain a foothold in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry.

​This is a company-sponsored programme. Hence, individuals may not enrol into the programme as self-sponsored. Interested candidates will need to be employed in a Supply Chain or Logistics role before they can join the programme.

Programme Key Features

  18 days of Face-to-Face Training

Advanced Certificate in Logistics Planning and Operations from SCALA

 8 WSQ Accredited Modules

1328 Hours of Structured On-the-Job Training

  One-to-One Mentorship

WSG Funding Support for Employers


Syllabus

Supply Chain Solutioning

Analyse current supply chain operating models with respect to changing customer needs, improved inventory management, delivery time and cost savings.

  • Supply Chain Operation Elements
    KPI – Flow Time & Utilization Rates (efficiency)
  • Process Improvement Techniques & Tools
  • Industry Best Practices (SCM Ops)
  • Future Business Needs Projection Techniques
  • Project Future Demand
  • Collaborate with Key Stakeholders
  • Analyse gaps (current vs best in class)
  • SCM Optimization Implementation

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Project future demand for supply chain operations
  • Collaborate with critical supply chain stakeholders to analyse gaps of current supply chain operating models with respect to key performance indicators, current industry best practices and future demand
  • Implement supply chain optimization plans
Logistics Operations Research and Planning

Understand physical logistics operation and using analytical models to improve business processes and cost efficiency & savings. This includes using industry best practices as case study.

  • Physical logistics operations
  • Industry best practices for logistics operations
  • Network analysis using methods such as Dijkstra’s Algorithm and Ford- Fulkerson’s  Algorithm
  • Future business needs and trend projection techniques such as time series methods, linear regression, Holt’s method and decomposition method

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Project future demand for logistics services
  • Analyse future logistics operations trends such as process structure, customer involvement, resource flexibility and capital intensity
  • Analyse gaps of current logistics operating model with respect to key performance indicators, current industry best practices and future demand
Automation Design

Manage control systems and information technology to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services in order to streamline operations in terms of speed, reliability and product output.

  • Warehouse automation technology available in the industry such as RFID identification technology and robotic warehouse system
  • Transport automation technology available in the industry such as autonomous vehicles and drones
  • Statistical analysis techniques
  • Techniques and tools for automation technology integration

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse areas in logistics operations where automation can replace inefficient  processes
  • Identify automation technology that can improve or replace inefficient processes
  • Implement test methodologies on selected automation technology to determine suitability
  • Implement automation plans
  • Maintain the performance of automation
Material Management (Planning, Sourcing, Use, Disposal)

Implement material management plans on daily basis with regards to schedules, manpower and quality.

  • Processes and techniques to plan, schedule, and control flow of materials
  • Physical inventory management techniques and tools
  • Classification of materials and respective handling procedures
  • Information Technology (IT) application for developing Bill of Materials (BOM) and setting up inventory items
  • Proper methods of disposal for different types of material

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Implement material identification procedures and respective handling procedures
  • Implement material handling systems to ensure right materials and right quantity are transported from point of origin to point of consumption and disposal
  • Implement IT applications for setting up inventory items and develop BOM
  • Analyse issues and concerns in material issues and receipts
Transport Management System Administration

Manage and administer process enforcement, analytics, and optimisation of Transport Management System (TMS) for moving freight in all modes, including intermodal  movements

  • Supply chain management approaches
  • Multi-modal and intermodal movement management approaches
  • Decision analytics
  • Optimisation tools and techniques

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse effectiveness of transport plans using established benchmarks and parameters
  • Organise planning of transport operations
  • Implement execution of transport operations
  • Analyse key performance indicators such as cost and efficiency indicators
Warehouse Layout Design

Develop warehouse locations, designs and layouts for storage area segregation with consideration for the characteristics and capabilities of different load handling and storage equipment

  • Principles of warehouse planning, warehouse storage and layout plans
  • Storage and racking styles
  • Warehouse regulatory, safety and security principles
  • Transportation requirements
  • Principles of warehouse roles and design
  • Relationship (REL) charts
  • Basic effective cost model simulations to determine lowest cost of ownership or optimal Return on Investment (ROI)

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse warehouse designs and propose warehouse layouts based on space, labour, and equipment requirements
  • Implement designs while taking into consideration transportation methods and safety and security principles of warehousing
  • Collaborate with warehouse operations to obtain inputs for warehouse design
  • Analyse cost models to calculate ROI of space utilised and revenue contributions
Warehouse Inventory Control and Audit

Regulate outflows and inflows of stocked items as well as shipment, loading and storage activities using inventory control systems, methodologies and tools

  • Inventory planning and replenishment systems such as order point and materials requirements planning (MRP)
  • Audit requirements
  • Concepts of inventory control systems or tools such as barcoding and SAP
  • Reporting templates
  • Audit techniques to gather evidence
  • Annual stocktaking policies
  • Principles of Kanban, LEAN, Six-sigma, First In First Out (FIFO) or Last In First Out (LIFO)
  • End-to-end fulfilment process
  • Principles of electronic data interchange (EDI)

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Maintain appropriate inventory control methods to be used for independent demand items, and dependent-demand items and perishables respectively
  • Implement appropriate inventory control systems by displaying understanding of Kanban systems
  • Analyse audit reports in accordance with organisational procedures, legal  requirements or ISO guidelines
  • Implement inventory control systems and processes through minimum and maximum stock levels
  • Collaborate with users to ensure appropriate variables such as data availability and data limitations do not affect accuracy of reports
  • Analyse information flow and product identification compliance through EDI
Environmental Protection Management

Establish policies and procedures for sustainable environment practices covering green procurement, gas emissions, disposal methods, product quality standards and regulatory compliance

  • Principles of sustainability management in logistics
  • Environment compliance regulations
  • Workplace safety and health regulations
  • Disposal regulations
  • Components of carbon footprint reduction plans

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Implement environmental policies and procedures in accordance to regulatory requirements
  • Analyse procedures for assessing compliance with environmental and sustainability regulations
  • Analyse information on environmental and resource efficiency systems
  • Implement environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans
  • Implement policies and procedures that provide guidelines on regulated waste disposal methods
  • Analyse appropriate waste treatment methods including waste to landfill, recycling, reuse, recoverable resources and wastewater treatment
  • Evaluate potential initiatives for carbon footprint reduction plans


Funding & Salary Support

To encourage employers to take on mid-career switchers without the requisite experience or skills, funding support will be provided during a PCP conversion programme

*Different funding caps may apply. Read note below.

1. LTU: unemployed for 6 months or more

2. Mature: aged 40 and above

*The enhanced course fee funding of additional 20% is claimable after the successful completion of the programme through SkillsConnect (if applicable).

**From 1st Sep 2020 to 28 Feb 2021, the Salary Support disbursement under the Professional Conversion Programmes for new hires hired between 1 Sep 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 will be disbursed over a longer period. This comprises the training duration for the conversion programme plus an additional period of retention (which is equivalent to the training duration). The total amount disbursed will remain the same.

Cost Fee Breakdown

Normal Course Fee: $11,530.00
70% Course Fee Grant: $8,071.00 (deductible)
Nett Fee: $3,459.00
7% GST on Nett Fee: $242.13
Fee payable on enrollment: $3,701.13

NOTE:

  1. All companies will pay the nett fee payable (with GST) upon registration.
  2. SMEs and companies that employ Singaporean participants aged 40 and above will receive an additional 20% course fee funding.
  3. The additional funding will be available to companies at the END of the programme and reimbursed through Finance Management System (FMS)

Eligibility & Criteria

Employer
  • Be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Be committed to work with WSG and SCALA on the necessary administrative matters related to the PCP.
  • Offer employment directly related to the job which the PCP is for, with remuneration that is aligned with the market rate.
  • Commit to the PCP training arrangements for the trainees
  • Employee count of at least 5 or more
Jobseeker/ PMETs
  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Participant must be newly hired PMET and nominated by an eligible participating company for the PCP within 3 months of their hiring
  • Participant must not be in a similar job role prior to joining PCP and have at least 2 years of working experience; and
  • Participants are expected to hold a minimum of a Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum starting salary of: S$2,500.00

 

Contact SCALA

Interested to find out more about our Professional Conversion Programme? 
Please get in touch and our consultant team will answer all your questions.

Supply Chain And Logistics Academy

Supply Chain City,
8 Bulim Avenue, #08-07
Singapore 648166

  +65 6417 2475       admin@scala.com.sg

Companies We Work With

Join over 200 companies that have placed and trained new hires in SCALA's PCP and received course fee grant and salary support for eligible new hires.

The salary support has greatly alleviated our manpower costs since we are a non-profit Social Enterprise startup trying to build a critical mass in the wholesale and retail sector, using e-commerce as a strategic tool. The lower cost was critical for our survival in the midst of a tough economy undergoing restructuring.

The salary support has helped to accelerate our expansion plans. The invaluable training materials are very informative, and allow my staff to think about various possible scenarios in the workplace.

As a tech-enabled logistics company, we play in a highly competitive industry and need all the support given. SCALA's Logistic Professional Conversion Programme (LPCP) has been very helpful in extending understanding on the needs of logistics operations to help our employees be more effective.

Our employees applied the concepts from the classroom training to transform and digitize our supply chain processes to great effect. As a company of over 26 years in oil and gas equipment trading, it is very timely that we get this opportunity to understand and implement industry best practices in today's digital age.

The mentors who were assigned to them had many years of experience and who selflessly share their knowledge. The projects enabled them to think from different perspectives and are beneficial to their employers.

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