CET865 Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Course Provider

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)



Academic Unit



The first objective of the course is to give the participants an appreciation of the challenges faced by supply chains. Secondly, the participants will experience supply chain dynamics, and learn the value of information in reducing supply chain dynamics. Besides lecture, the course also relies on a computer-based team game, and case studies to facilitate the learning.


This course is part of:

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

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the key issues and challenges in effectively managing supply chains.

2. Experience supply chain dynamics by being part of a Beer supply chain.

3. Appreciate the value of information in reducing dynamics in supply chains.

1. Supply Chain Management: Issues and challenges

Supply chain management: background, terminology, issues, and challenges; conflicting objectives; SC dynamics; Beer Game.

2. Value of information

Value of information; vendor-managed inventory; Barilla case study.

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

Standard Course Fee: S$1,296

SSG Funding Support

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

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% 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)

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
    CET866 Supply Network Design & Inventory Management1
    CET867 Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management1
    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.