Programme Overview

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.

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Programme Key Features

Engaging and practical learning experience

Key Benefits

How will Companies Benefit?

Hiring companies will gain access to consider a wider pool of candidates. New hires can learn new applicable skills quickly with WSQ-accredited training, structured OJT and dedicated mentorships by experienced industry practitioners.

To encourage employers to hire mid-career switchers, a heavy element of financial support, ranging from 70% to 90% of both course fee subsidy and salary support by WSG will be provided.


Standard Rate
Enhanced Rate
Salary Support
Up to 70% of Monthly Salary

(capped at S$4,000 per month)

Up to 90% of Monthly Salary
(capped at S$6,000 per month)
For Long-term Unemployed1 Singapore Citizen or Mature2 Singapore Citizen trainees
Course Fee* Subsidy
Up to 70% Course Fee
Up to 90%** Course Fee

For Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident trainees sponsored by SMEs or Mature2 Singapore Citizen trainees

*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.

Course 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


  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. Additional funding will be available to companies at the END of the programme and reimbursed through Finance Management System (FMS)

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Programme Construct

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


Singapore registered companies who are planning to hire PMETs or have just hired PMETs within the last 3 months.


New hires who are PMETs looking to switch into a new role related to Supply Chain, such as:

  • Logistics Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Warehouse Executive
  • Dispatch Supervisor



Important Information for Jobseekers/PMETs

  • PCP is a company-sponsored programme. Interested candidates will need to be employed in a supply chain or logistics role before they can join the programme.
  • Register your interest at the respective WSG websites below > Click Here to Apply > Login using SingPass.
  • Participating companies will contact you for an interview if you are shortlisted.

This is a company-sponsored programme. Hence, individuals don't pay for the training. The following registration link is for Singapore registered employers only.

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SCALA Trainers/Mentors

Benny Gan

Benny Gan

Jess Lee Yan Keow (Jezz)


Lionel Seah


Patrick Tan


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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.

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Industry Curated Curriculum

Our curriculum is created with the combined effort of our Board of Advisors and industry veterans. Focusing on providing both immediate and future knowledge, the curriculum equips SCALA’s trainees with in-depth logistical and supply chain knowledge as well as keeping them up to date on the latest development in the technology space. Our curriculum is also accredited by Workforce Singapore and is recognized country-wide for its efficacy.

Strong Leadership

Founded by Dr Robert Yap in 2016, SCALA is an industry-level academy that helps organizations unleash the hidden value in their supply chain. Lead by SCALA’s Board of Advisors, which comprise of distinguish leaders from industry and academia, SCALA’s vision is to become the standard for practical, hands-on training of logistics and supply chain industry in Singapore and the region.

Mentorship/Coaching for Professional Growth

Mentoring is a key element of any successful talent development strategy to help enterprises build high-performing team. Tailored individually to every SCALA's Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) participants, mentors facilitate our participants, who are mid career switchers, towards a deeper understanding of their strengths, talents, personalities and values. As our PCP participants become more purposeful in charting their personal growths, they will be better positioned for success in their new roles.

Network of over 500 Corporate Members

SCALA’s Corporate Network organizes networking opportunities and events that help companies embrace innovation to uncover hidden value. By bringing together diverse experiences and businesses, the Corporate Network aims to raise the level within and outside the industry, to create a profession out of supply chain and logistics.


Are the training classes compulsory? Are there replacement classes?

Attendance is compulsory. If participant is unable to attend the scheduled classes, please inform SCALA or the trainer on/before the class to arrange another session.

Can a business owner enrol oneself into the PCP?

No. The PCP is only for candidates that are newly hired by an employer. Business owners are not eligible for the PCP.

Our Success Stories

Kim Wong


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.

Kim Wong

Administration Manager, Actsmarket LimitedActs market logo

Timothy Ng


The Supply Chain PCP has been really helpful for us to quickly upskill new hires from a different sector, and equip them with fundamental skills and knowledge for them to excel in the logistics industry. Our new hires have really appreciated the training and guidance given during the programme. The salary support has also been very helpful in incentivising commitment to this programme and helping us to find alternative means to cover the impact on manpower, and in the long run, as employers and employees, are all better off for it.

Timothy Ng

Head, Engagement, Learning and Development, Ninja Van
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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.

Gabriel Lam

Chief Operating Office, Shalom Movers

Wilson Chong


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.

Wilson Chong

Manager, Wah Kee Marine Supplies Pte. Ltd.
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