CET866 Supply Network Design & Inventory Management

Course Provider

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)



Academic Unit



The course is introduced with the objective of teaching the participants design of inventory policies for effective supply chain management, various designs of supply chains (and underlying manufacturing environments), and trade-offs involved in design of global distribution networks.

Besides lecture, the course relies on computer-based team play and company examples to facilitate 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. Be conversant with issues and techniques for designing supply networks.

2. Become familiar with design of optimal inventory policies.

3. Appreciate the role of pipeline and safety inventory, and differences between push and pull supply chains.

1.Supply Chain Inventory Management

Risk pooling, multi-echelon inventory management, safety, and pipeline inventory considerations; Strategic inventory positioning in supply chains.

2.Supply Chain Designs

Push, Pull, Push-Pull hybrid supply chains; demand driven strategies; impact of lead-time.

3.Global Supply Chain Design: Game Play

Inventory-transportation trade-off; SC Game play.

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
    CET865 Introduction to Supply Chain 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.