SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (SCPD)
Adopted by universities & educational institutions in Singapore and the region, Government training academies, and global logistics corporations
The transport and logistics industry contributes about 7% of Singapore’s gross domestic product and employs 9% of its total workforce. To promote professionalism in this sector, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Singapore (CILTS) offers a wide range of educational and training programmes for logistics practitioners to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skill sets.
For logistics professionals who have to juggle their time with work and personal commitments, CILTS has launched a series of online, self-paced e-learning modules.
The Supply Chain Professional Development (SCPD) Programme is one of the first logistics e- learning programmes in the world providing a flexible, convenient and cost-effective way for logistics professionals (and other industry professionals) to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
The SCPD Programme comprises two levels, the Advanced Professional Certificate (four modules: SCPD05-08) and the Professional Certificate (four modules: SCPD01-04). Each module takes about two to four weeks to complete.
The Syllabus for the Advanced Professional Certificate level also addresses the curriculum for the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) certification, which is exclusively awarded by CILTS. CPL candidates taking the four advanced SCPD modules shall proceed to sit for the CPL examination upon meeting eligibility conditions of work experience and qualifications. Successful candidates will be awarded the CPL certificate.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ROADMAP
The SCPD programme is part of CILTS’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan for industry professionals. The progression path of the SCPD Programme leading to the industry’s highest certification, the CPL award, is shown below.