Singapore University of Social Sciences

Solutions Design for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Solutions Design for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LOG360)


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 skills include process flow analysis, facility layout design and financial analysis of logistics solutions. 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 Solutions Design
  • Role of Information in Solutions Design
  • Process Flows in Solutions Design
  • Logistics Solutions Principles
  • Automation in Logistics Solutions
  • Facility Layout Planning
  • Facility Layout Solutions Design
  • Freight Distribution Solutions Design
  • Sector-Specific Logistics Solutions
  • Financial Analysis for Logistics Solutions
  • Resilient and Sustainable Logistics Solutions

Learning Outcome

  • Show how design thinking can be used to create solutions that benefit the organisation and its customers.
  • Examine the importance of information and process flows in the development of logistics solutions.
  • Demonstrate the link between throughput, capacity and automation in logistics solutions.
  • Design the layout for a logistics facility using the systematic layout planning method.
  • Discuss logistics and freight distribution solutions to support customers with sector-specific requirements.
  • Propose cost-effective, resilient and sustainable logistics solutions.
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