International Supply Chain Management for Digital Sales Support in Wholesale Trade

Offered by CET

Short Course / 6-9 months/ Delivery Mode: Classroom and Online / TGS No: TGS-2020508928

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This is a basic/intermediate course for learners to pursue an entry-level career in operations, procurement and sourcing within the wholesale trade sector.

Shortages and delays to raw materials and products due to Covid-19 have exposed the importance and fragility of the global supply chain. Organizations are transforming their operations and practices to mitigate the risks of similar disruptions in the future. What will help you to navigate these disruptions and gain transferrable skills as industries and organizations evolve?

The International Supply Chain Management Bootcamp is designed to equip you with foundational skills and knowledge in supply chain management and transportation.

In addition, the bridging course provides foundational skills in literacy, numeracy and digital literacy to navigate the demands of this course and the future workplace.

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Learning Outcomes

You will gain an appreciation of the inter-connectedness of the global value chain. This set of knowledge and competencies will enable you to help organizations as they recalibrate their supply chains for greater resilience and flexibility.

You will gain exposure to skills such as supply chain management and transportation.


All courses are designed to have a blend of online and in-person learning on campus. The detailed learning plan shall be shared with you by the instructors.

Application Period (without Bridging Course): TBC

Application Period (with Bridging Course): TBC

Course Duration: 3 months (bridging course, if required) + 6 months (core course)

Bridging Course

16 Aug 2021 – 19 Aug 2021 – Digital Learning Beginner Workshop (16 hours)

23 Aug 2021 – 26 Aug 2021 – SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (14 hours)

30 Aug 2021 – 09 Sep 2021 – Workplace Numeracy (Intermediate) (30 hours)

13 Sep 2021 – 5 Nov 2021 – Workplace Literacy Comprehensive (Beginner/Intermediate) (90 hours)

14 Sep 2021 – 17 Sep 2021 – Financial Literacy (Optional) (16 hours)

Core Course
Duration: 8 Nov 2021 – 7 Apr 2022
Schedule: Weekdays, either 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm

Lesson Plan

Bridging Course

The bridging course is meant for individuals who are unable to meet the Academic entry requirements (not applicable to RPL applicants) of the core course. Individuals will be required to complete the 3-month bridging course and attain the relevant level of numeracy and literacy before proceeding to read the core course.

The bridging course comprises a package of courses which build foundational skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy:

  1. Workplace Literacy Comprehensive (Beginner / Intermediate)- 90 hours
  2. Workplace Numeracy (Intermediate) – 30 hours
  3. SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace – 14 hours
  4. Digital Learning Beginner Workshop – 16 hours
  5. Financial Literacy – 16 hours


International Purchasing Management

This module equips students with the tools and techniques for purchasing and supply chain analysis.  Students will learn negotiation and coordination skills to work in cross-functional teams from different areas of the company. They will also gain knowledge on worldwide sourcing which provides them with a global perspective.

Productivity & Performance

This module relates the importance of productivity, innovation and continuous improvement to performance and business strategies.  Students will learn the business process framework, and progress from conceptual design through to detailed action plans.  It also introduces students to the tools of optimisation and simulation in operational decision-making.

Supply Chain Management

Students are introduced to the critical concerns involved in the design, control, operation and management of supply chain systems.  Various models and tools developed for supply chain management will also be covered. Students are taught simple techniques that can be used to analyse various aspects of the supply chain.

International Trade Management

This module explains the basic trade theories and concepts underlying international trade policies and practices.  This module will equip students with a working knowledge of import/ export procedures, commonly-used shipping terms, documents of trade, trade financing mechanisms, and foreign exchange mechanisms. In addition, students will be introduced to the concept of marine insurance and supply chain risk management.

International Business Environment

Students will learn how the social, cultural and legal environments of a foreign country affect its business environment.  This helps students to understand the role and impact of international trade agreements.  Students will also discuss how contemporary world affairs, such as the impact of globalisation, terrorism and emergence of economic powers in Asia, affect businesses.

Distribution & Transport Services

This module provides students with an understanding of the various aspects of distribution and transportation of goods and services. Topics covered include the functions of physical distribution, transportation management and costing, modes of transportation, traffic management, containerisation systems, vehicle routing and scheduling, and customer services in distribution and transportation.


Certificate will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass assessments.

Entry Requirements

  1. The following GCE ‘O’ Level grades and with at least 3 years of relevant work experience:
    • – English Language (Grade 1-6)
    • – Mathematics (Grade 1-6)
    • – One othersubject(Grade 1-6)
  2. NITEC with GPA >=3.5 with at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  3. Higher NITEC with at least 1 year of relevant work experience
  4. NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >= 3.5 and with at least 2 years of relevant working experience
  5. Higher NITEC in Technology or Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
  6. Relevant WSQ Diploma qualifications (depending on sector, Programme & level – bridging course may be required) with at least 3 years of relevant working experience and WPLN (Level >= 6) may be accepted as ‘O’ Level equivalent English Language & Mathematics requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Fees

Full Fees (incl GST):
$10,165 (including bridging course)
$6,420 (excluding bridging course)

Singaporeans & Permanent Residents (incl GST):
$750 (including bridging course)
$500 (excluding bridging course)

Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.

SkillsFuture Credit
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay f​or a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit at

Funding period for this course is from 9 Sep 2020 to 31 Mar 2022.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents with bridging course (incl GST)$750.00
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents without bridging course (incl GST)$500.00