CET857 Warehousing Operations

Course Provider

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)



Academic Unit



The rationale of introducing this course is to give participant a broad overview and fundamental theories about warehousing operations and management so that the participants can approach warehousing operations and management with a holistic view and understand, analyze, and coordinate various warehousing operations efficiently.

The objective is to provide fundamental and emerging concepts of efficient warehousing operations and management. The course relies on case studies and teamwork to facilitate the learning through a group project, where participants will apply the knowledge learned to design a warehouse layout, plan efficient warehousing operations, and deploy material handling equipment appropriately and efficiently.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Supply Chain Engineering

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Appreciate the functions and the need of a warehouse.

2. Understand the design principles and the importance of efficient layout to achieve warehousing efficiency.

3. Become familiar with inbound and outbound operations and cross-docking operations of warehouse.

4. Apply knowledge learned to design an efficient warehouse layout and its operations.

5. Apply warehousing management system to manage warehousing operations efficiently.

1. Warehouses
Types, functions, and purposes of warehouse; design principles and layout: flow, storage, order-picking, placement, dedicated and multi-user operations and activity relationship.

2. Warehousing Operations
Inbound Operations (receiving and putaway), outbound operations (storage, order-picking, sortation & accumulation, shipping), cross-docking (pre-distribution, post-distribution, and cross-docking in practice).

3. Warehousing Efficiency and Productivity
Internal Transportation, Material Handling Equipment, vendor managed inventory, Inventory costs, Principles of world-class warehousing, Warehouse Management System (WMS), Functional requirements, selection criteria, and implementation of WMS.

Working adults from the industry, professionals seeking mid-career change or fresh graduates with relevant background.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,308

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET858 Global Air Cargo1
CET859 Multi-modal Transport and Sea Freight Management1
CET860 Decision Making under Uncertainty1
CET861 Optimization of Supply and Transportation Networks1
CET862 Decision Analytics and Applications1
CET863 Sales and Operations Planning1
CET864 Resource and Capacity Planning 2
CET865 Introduction to Supply Chain Management1
CET866 Supply Network Design & Inventory Management1
CET867 Strategies for Supply Chain Alignment 1
CET868 Strategic Sourcing and Procurement2
CET869 Effective Supplier Management & Development1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Supply Chain Engineering (total 15AUs).
  • SkillsFuture Credit approved.