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Singapore logistics charter and PSB Academy team up to deliver on future-ready supply chain graduates

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SINGAPORE –
Media OutReach – 16 March 2019
– The Chartered Insititute of Logistics & Transport, Singapore (CILTS) and
PSB Academy (PSBA) have collaborated
to launch a Diploma in Global Supply Chain Management for aspiring logistics
and supply chain executives. This partnership marks the first time that the
logistics charter is extending its certification expertise to the diploma
students of a private education institution.

A/Prof Chin Hoong Chor, Vice Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Singapore, launches the Diploma in Global Supply Chain Management programme with PSB Academy’s Dean Dr Sam Choon Yin. This is the charter’s first Diploma co-developed with a private education institute in Singapore. 

The diploma programme, which aims
to equip transitioning professionals into the supply chain industry or fresh
graduates with relevant skills for the demands of today’s logistics hubs, can
be completed within 18 months. The curriculum includes 12 months of
institutional and theoretical training and 6 months of vocational work
placement or 3 months of an industry-based project. As part of the
institutional training, students will be awarded Service Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and
Business Logistics Management professional certificates from CILTS upon
completion of the respective modules.

Following
the launch of the programme, the institutions have signed a memorandum of
understanding to allow these diploma students to gain free membership to CILTS
as Student Affiliates–which will entitle them to networking opportunities and a
pathway to gain professional recognition. The launch of this diploma is another
notch in the education institution’s belt of industry co-developed diplomas and
institutional tie-ups with the likes of cyber security body EC-Council, the
Institute of Public Relations Singapore, Institution of Engineers Singapore,
and more–a concept that PSB Academy has strongly advocated in recent years in
its bid to train students and mid-careerists with the relevant technical
competence, social skills and learning attitudes to stay on the pulse of the
changing workplace.

“This collaboration draws close reference to Singapore’s
Logistics Industry Transformation Map that was first adopted in 2016 to uplift
the service and operations excellence in a sector that is the backbone of trade
and commerce.  We are honoured to partner
with chambers such as CILTS in amplifying efforts to provide a pathway for
students to become specialists that will secure Singapore’s mark as a globally
leading logistics hub, even as the sector’s roadmap for the future becomes
smarter and more complex. This comes with an intentional nurturing of ‘do-to-learn’ attitudes amongst students, and in offering them inlets to meet
with and learn from the industry’s leading professionals,” says Dr Sam Choon
Yin, Dean and Head of the School of Business and Management at PSB Academy.

“We’re proud to be
able to play a part in the nation’s ongoing productivity movement in the supply
chain industry. With the support of education partners like PSB Academy and
other institutes of higher learning, CILTS hopes to continue to lead the charge
to encourage the cultivation of deep-learning capabilities among logistics
professionals. We believe this commitment to continuous learning will
eventually help businesses in Singapore fulfil their ambition as a regional
node for market expansion, and we are committed to facilitate the career
development of aspiring transport and logistics professionals,” says CILTS Vice Chairman A/Prof Chin Hoong Chor, who is also
Associate Head (Academic Matters) for the Department of Civil &
Environmental Engineering at NUS.

April and July
2019 intakes for PSB Academy’s Diploma in Global Supply Chain
Management are now open for application at https://www.psb-academy.edu.sg/psb-academy/diploma-in-global-supply-chain-management

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