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TLA Lecturers’ Equipping Session
A hands-on training session was conducted on 05 July 2019 by Mr Daniel Chew – TLA Lecturer to demonstrate to fellow lecturers on the deployment of technology to complement classroom teaching. The equipping session aimed to encourage TLA lecturers to use technology applications and introduce new e-elements to enhance their lessons and hence, the learning experience of participants.
A total of 11 TLA graduates successfully applied for their FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding (by examination and vocational training). The three diploma programmes – SCM, ILM and IFM are validated by FIATA, facilitating TLA graduates to obtain dual qualification with a professional certificate that is recognized worldwide.
A TLA Graduation Ceremony was held on 30 October 2019 at PIXEL, an innovation space at One North with compliments to the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Immersing in a trendy and relaxed setting, the graduands and their family members, lecturers as well as their employers celebrated with loud applause at the presentation of Best Achiever Awards, Book Prizes, Advanced Diploma and Diploma Certificates. Encouraging TLA graduands to embrace new development and learnings to upgrade themselves with future ready skills, Mr Abhilash Murthy – Founder, CEO of Bus Uncle Company was invited to share interesting perspectives on “Because Robots Are People Too”. TLA graduands were also encouraged to keep themselves updated with the latest industry development through TLA’s initiative, “TLA Graduand Enhancement Journey” by extending a 50% discount off the course fee for the first two Continuous Learning Programmes that they attend each year. Winners of the Best Achiever Award – Tan Wei Liang Stanley for Diploma in Integrated Logistics Management Programme (Jun 2018 Intake) and Leng May Yee for Diploma in International Freight Management (April 2018 Intake) shared their impassionate learning journey, leading up to the graduation day. Their testimonies were stirring. They point to the relevance of TLA training programmes in their pursuit of life-long upskilling and learning. TLA Best Achiever Award Winners Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management (September 2017 Intake) Winner : Koh Mooi Lay - HG Metal Manufacturing Limited Sponsored by : Dr Ong Geok Quee - TLA lecturer Diploma in Integrated Logistics Management Programme (June 2018 Intake) Winner : Tan Wei Liang Stanley - Schenker Singapore (Pte) Ltd Sponsored by : Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd Diploma in International Freight Management (April 2018 Intake) Winner : Leng May Yee - DST Lines Pte Ltd Sponsored by : Mr Peter Chua - TLA lecturer Thanks to the following member-companies and TLA lecturers who generously sponsored TLA Best Achiever Awards and Book Prizes: Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd Yusen Logistics (Singapore) Pte Ltd Mr Daniel Chew, TLA lecturer Mr Peter Chua, TLA lecturer Mr John Iversen, TLA lecturer Mr Lee Ker Ching, TLA lecturer Dr Ong Geok Quee, TLA lecturer Mr Tan Hock Chuan, TLA lecturer
Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)
A total of 10 TLA participants were awarded the WSQ certifications as required under SkillsFuture Singapore Category B enhanced funding scheme. The certification included the three Assessment-Only-Pathway (AOP) on Manage Supply Chain Operations, Manage Multimodal Project Transportation and Manage Trade Instruments, Documentation & Regulations for International Transport. With the transition of the Competency Standards from Logistics WSQ to Logistics Skill Standards, the following AOPs would transit to the new framework: · From Manage Trade Instruments Documents & regulations for International Transport to International Trade Legislation Compliance · From Manage Supply Chain Operations to Supply Chain Solutioning / Modelling / Planning / Strategising
PSA Port Tour
Participants from the Diploma in International Freight Management Run 47, 48, 49 and 50 visited PSA Pasir Panjang Terminal on 07 August 2019. Through the visit, they gained first-hand knowledge and insights into the round-the-clock vast port operation from the PSA team.
Continuous Learning Programmes
To fulfill the specific training needs of busy logisticians, TLA has lined up a comprehensive list of short courses that are topical and aimed to deliver industry-relevant knowledge in shortest possible time. Two new courses were introduced in the year, in response to the logistics development: Basic Business Analytics for Logistics Procurement and Supply Management In all, a total of 233 learners benefitted from the following 16 programmes that spanned 30 sessions in the year 2019.
SLA continue to support the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) through sponsorship awards to deserving graduating students with an aim to foster logistics training in preparation of a future-ready workforce: Republic Polytechnic Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Book Prizes 2019 Singapore Polytechnic Diploma in in Business Administration (Logistics & Supply Chain Management Option) - Merit Prize Year 2019 Temasek Polytechnic Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management - Gold Course Medal Award 2019
NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Learning
To enable professionals in the logistics sector to stay relevant with the right knowledge and skills, and be ready for opportunities in the digital economy, the Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Learning on 24 July 2019 during the SkillsFuture Festival@NUS. Representing the Association was Mr Thomas Sim – 2nd Deputy Chairman and Chairman for Human Capital Development Committee while the NUS SCALE was represented by its Dean, Prof. Wei Kwok Kee.
Singapore University of Social Services (SUSS)
SLA sponsored 3 Named Awards for the top 3 graduating students from the BSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management from 2019 to 2023: Gold Award Silver Award Bronze Award The Award sponsorships stem from the close partnership between SLA and SUSS since 2008. Since the signing of the MOU, there have been several joint activities such as the annual Supply Chain Challenge series and the SLA-SUSS book "Managing Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges: Singapore Insights and Perspectives" launched during 2013 FIATA World Congress. SUSS’s BSc for Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a partnership programme, designed with SLA with a blend of theory and industry practice to equip students with the means to support the effective management of globalised supply chains operating in real challenging environments.
Attach & Train Programme for Logistics
SLA has been appointed Programme Manager for Attach-and-Train (AnT) for Logistics programme since 2017. The AnT Programme aims to prepare a pipeline of logistics workers to meet manpower demand for logistics sector. Trainees would be required to attend a 2-week training session and up to 50 weeks on-the-job training with the host logistics companies. Trainees may be converted to full-time employment by the host companies during or upon completion of the programme. The final batch of 9 trainees attended the training from 01 to 12 April 2019 conducted by The Logistics Academy (TLA). They were attached to 6 host companies. Boxgreen Pte Ltd DBR Systems Pte Ltd IDD SolutionNet Pte Ltd Pacific Integrated Logistics Pte Ltd Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd ST Logistics Pte Ltd An audit was conducted to review the obligations of SLA as AnT Programme Manager. Moore Stephens LLP, the assigned auditor by Workforce Singapore (WSG), gave an excellent report with no findings.
Team Singapore won 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes and 17 Medallions for Excellence at the WorldSkills Competitions 2019. Ms Rebecca Sim from Temasek Polytechnic won Silver for the skill category Freight Forwarding at the competition. The Association supported her participation in the global competition by sponsoring her to attend the 3-day course on Certificate in Applying IMDG Code course conducted by The Logistics Academy. Held every two years, the 45th WorldSkills Competition took place in Kazan, Russia from 22 to 27 August 2019. The competition brought together 1,354 young participants representing 63 countries / regions and competing in 56 skills across a wide range of industries: from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to electronics; and autobody repair to bakery. The competitors represent the best of their peers and they are selected from skills competitions that are held in WorldSkills Member countries and regions. One of the legacies of WorldSkills Competitions is the increased visibility of skilled professional education, as one of the enablers to social and economic transformation.
Supply Chain Challenge ++
Supply Chain Challenge ++ (SCC++) 2019 took on the theme: “Riding on Digital Economy to Moving Ahead” with strong support from the following mentor-companies: Janio Technologies Pte Ltd Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd VersaFleet WWW Cargo Pte Ltd Yang Kee Logistics Pte Ltd SCC++ 2019 was jointly organized by the SLA and the Singapore University for Social Sciences (SUSS) together with Geoworks as industry partner. The Opening Ceremony was launched on 26 April 2019 with an audience of 286 from various industry players, mentor-companies, lecturers and students from the following institutes: Institute for Technical Education (East College) Nanyang Polytechnic Ngee Ann Polytechnic Republic Polytechnic Singapore Polytechnic Temasek Polytechnic Following the launch, the competition saw spirited participation from a total of 78 teams submitting their proposals to the 6 problem statements. A total of 18 teams were selected by a panel of industry veterans and academia representing the Association and SUSS. 3 teams to each mentor-company, they presented their proposed solutions to the mentor-companies which selected their finalists based on project feasibility and the team synergy. The 6 finalist teams were attached to their respective mentor-companies over 5 weeks to work on their solutions with industry inputs. The 6 finalist teams made impressive presentations at the SCC++ 2019 Finals on 24 July 2019 and answered practical questions posed by the panel of stellar judges comprising academia from the SUSS School of Business namely, Dr Yap Wei Yim – Senior Lecturer and Dr Loh Hui Shan – Lecturer, and industry experts namely Mr Stanley Lim – SLA Honorary Treasurer and Mr John Iversen – SLA Council Member. Emerging as winners are the following: Champion : Team 4K - Singapore Polytechnic Case Solution : Going Green Mentor Company : Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd First Runner-up : Team JCUBES - Ngee Ann Polytechnic Case Solution : Optimizing Island-Wide Deliveries & Operations for OMO to Hawker Centres Mentor Company : Yang Kee Logistics Pte Ltd Second Runner-up : Team Volte - Ngee Ann Polytechnic Case Solution : Simplifying Southeast Asia’s Logistics Mentor Company : Janio Technologies Pte Ltd Finalist : Team Supply and Demand - Nanyang Polytechnic Case Solution : Digitalise Order Management and Manpower Scheduling Mentor Company : Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd Finalist : Team Destiny - Singapore Polytechnic Case Solution : Analyse and Improve the Last-mile Delivery for Food Distributor - Li Da Food Mentor Company : VersaFleet Pte Ltd The Champion - Team 4K from Singapore Polytechnic walked away with cash prize of $4,000. The First Runner-up - Team JCUBES and Second Runner-up - Team Volte, both from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, won cash prize of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. Mr Thomas Chee from Winspec Logistics Services who mentored a winning team in last year’s Challenge, gave a stirring illustration on how the company ensued to implementation the proposed solution with a technology partner, Ent-Vision under GeoWorks. This collaboration is a result of the industry track led by GeoWorks under the SCC++.