The Logistics and Supply Chain Management industry is a key pillar of Singapore's economy. Global companies in new growth sectors – such as aerospace, biomedical sciences, chemical, consumer goods, energy, and oil and gas – have chosen Singapore as their key global and regional base in Asia. Increasing intra-Asian trade, due to rapid urbanisation and the rise of the affluent middle class in Asia, has led to greater demand for logistics services in the region.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme aims to develop professionals with the relevant knowledge and skill sets to meet the needs of the industry. Partnering with the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA), the curriculum is designed with a blend of theory and industry practice that will equip students with the means to support the effective management of globalised supply chains operating in increasingly challenging environments. Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) was one of the top 5 institutions nominated by Supply Chain Asia as Supply Chain Education Institution of the Year 2014.
Find out more about the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) our industry partner.
Students learn to develop effective decision-making and problem-solving skills at the strategic, tactical and operational levels to manage supply chain assets and the flows of products and information through the supply chain. The programme is taught by faculty with extensive experience in academia and industry. Courses incorporate class activities, assignments, case studies and projects that have a strong industry focus and are oriented towards solving real-world problems. Some of our students have presented and published the findings from their final-year applied projects at several international conferences held in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. Two papers have won awards - Best Track Paper Award at the 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in 2014; and Best Paper with Strong Managerial Implications at the 9th Annual European Decision Sciences Institute Conference in 2018.
We actively engage the local industry by inviting industry practitioners to give talks to students and by organising visits to logistics companies and facilities. We have successfully collaborated on several major industry initiatives. One example is the annual Supply Chain Challenge series – Singapore's largest national case competition in logistics co-organised by SLA and SUSS. Another example is the SLA-SUSS book "Managing Logistics and Supply Chain Challenges: Singapore Insights and Perspectives" launched during FIATA 2013 World Congress. Regionally, we have collaborated with partners such as Hong Kong Logistics Association, Bhutan's Royal Institute of Management and Taiwan's Feng Chia University to bring students for logistics experiential learning in Bhutan, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, The Netherlands and Vietnam.
As most students are also working professionals, the courses in the School of Business have been developed with an emphasis on work-based examples and industry linkages whenever possible. This allows students to apply what they have learnt in class into their work domains. Courses are taught in small class size and using seminar style approach to instill confidence in students during group and open discussions, and to nurture effective communication skills in students.
You may pursue Logistics as a single subject or in combination with a Minor.
Refer to Minor Courses for more details.