SMU-Alibaba Series: Smart Logistics

Programme Code: CRS-N-0048859


Having the right product at the right time at the right place and in the right condition – these are the well-known requirements for logistics and transportation in general. But fulfilling these requirements is getting more and more complex in a dynamically changing logistic environment. There is a shift from traditional supply chains to open supply networks. The highly dynamic logistic markets and the advancing complexity of logistic networks require new methods, products and services.

When a supply chain is agile and quick to move products from the start of the chain to the customer at the end, this brings about competitive advantage for the business. The business will be demand-driven and extremely market-responsive, stocking the warehouse quickly in a short period, and pushing products to fulfilment in just a few days or one or two weeks.

How can this be done? Various logistics solutions exist in the market, but how they speak to one another seamlessly for an effective and impactful outcome requires the creation of a Smart Logistics strategy – one that sets out how technologies can be integrated and customised to the business’s needs. Join us for this course to find out more about how this can all be done from our experts.

This module is part of SMU-Alibaba Series.

    Next Course Starts On19 Jun 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
    Fee SGD2140.00* (as low as SGD242.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

    2 days



    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the 2-day course, participants will be able to:

    • Gain an overview of the global logistics landscape and take a closer look at some of the key disrupting factors: changing customer expectations, technological breakthroughs, new entrants to the industry, and new ways to compete or collaborate
    • Understand the key components of smart logistics and how they can be integrated to generate business value
    • Learn how flexible automation solutions has increased the agility and elasticity of the logistics infrastructure to cost effectively meet market fluctuations
    • Understand how by anticipating the demand and studying the data-patterns, companies can predict the demand, plan and align the operations well in advance

    Who Should Attend

    Business leaders looking to deploy logistics solutions in their businesses.


    • Familiarity with logistics processes and systems
    • Basic statistical knowledge
    • Programming skill (R or Python)


    Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises and presentation. 

    Fees and Funding

    SkillsFuture Series

    Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
    Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
    Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

    Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
    Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

    Absentee Payroll
    Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

    Full Fee: S$2,140 per participant (including GST).
    Nett fees payable per participant after SSG Funding:

    • S$642 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$242 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


    Start Date(s)
    Intake Information
    INTAKE 119 - 20 June 2019 (Open for Registration)

    Speaker/Trainer Bio

    Cao Yi is Data Technology Consultant at Alibaba Cloud, helping enterprises in the region to embark on their digital transformation journey, by leveraging big data and cloud computing technology.

    Cao Yi joined Alibaba Cloud with over 10 years of experience in big data consulting, helping clients drive business value by leveraging new technology. Prior to joining Alibaba, he spent several years with Pivotal and MapR helping fortunate 500 companies define their data strategy.


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