Singapore University of Social Sciences

Solutions Design for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Solutions Design for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LOG360)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Logistics professionals and service providers have to continuously develop new capabilities and value-added services to compete in global and domestic markets. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to design customised solutions that are based on design thinking to meet the needs of internal or external customers in specific industry sectors. These sectors include the manufacturing, retail and life sciences sectors. Topics covered provide the basis for students to construct solutions that are fit-for-purpose, information-driven, resilient and sustainable.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Design Thinking for Supply Chains
  • Considerations in Solution Design
  • Role of Information in Solution Design
  • Supply Chain Risks and Resilience
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Service and Reverse Logistics
  • Manufacturing Logistics
  • Inbound-to-Manufacturing and Packaging
  • Retail Logistics
  • Replenishment and Cold Chain Strategies
  • Life Sciences Logistics
  • Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Distribution

Learning Outcome

  • Show how design thinking can be used to create solutions that benefit the organisation and its customers.
  • Examine information requirements for solutions that minimise risk and increase resilience.
  • Demonstrate how a supply chain can be sustainable taking into account the flow of materials within traditional and closed-loop systems.
  • Recommend solutions to support the manufacturing sector.
  • Propose solutions that are tailored for customers in the retail sector.
  • Discuss solutions to support the life sciences sector.
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