CET867 Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management

Course Provider

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)



Academic Unit



The key objective of the course is to give the participants an appreciation of advanced issues facing supply chains. In recent times, as supply chains have globalized, the frequency and intensity of the risks they face have increased. In this course, the participants will explore strategies to overcome disruptions to global supply chains and to make the supply chains resilient. The participants will also explore issues around sustainability of supply chains and learn from trend-setting companies.

Besides lecture, the course relies on case studies and teamwork 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. Become familiar with and design parameters for SC contracts that align incentives of supply chain partners.

2. Appreciate the risks in global supply chains and identify strategies to make supply chains resilient.

3. Appreciate the role of sustainability in supply chains,

1. Supply Chain Contracts

Supply contracts: buyback, revenue-sharing, quantity flexibility.

2. Global Supply Chain Risk Management

Risks in global supply chains and strategies for making supply chains resilient; case studies.

3. SC Sustainability

Rationale for sustainability of supply chains; strategies for incorporating sustainable practices; case studies.

4. SC Performance Measurement

SC drivers and metrics, performance measurement.

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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    CET857 Warehousing Operations1
    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
    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.