How to Leverage MS-Excel in Logistics (English / Chinese)

Provided by The Logistics Academy

Course introduction



Are you facing limitations in using MS Excel? MS Excel is commonly used in companies. However, many users may be unfamiliar with the variety of tools and techniques to maximize their productivity. Whether it is designing an inventory report, evaluating suppliers or analysing cost, MS Excel is a must-have solution.

This workshop is specially designed for professionals working in the transport and logistics industry. It is an interactive workshop in a computer laboratory where each student uses a desktop with pre-installed program and exercises to facilitate hands-on learning.

The course contents are developed by logistician using real-life examples and case studies. Participants can apply the new skills immediately through the sample exercises. This course thus provides dual benefits – participants can learn new MS Excel skills directly applicable to overcome common issues faced in the workplace.

Note : This is an intermediate level course. Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of MS Office Excel and have used the solution for at least a year. This is not an introductory course on MS Excel. The version used will be MS Office Excel 2013.


This is a hands-on course where participants will have intensive practical session using MS Excel.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


This is a two days course with the syllabus categorized into sections. Each section has a particular theme to offer a structured learning.

Section 1 : Quick Tips and Productivity Secrets

  • What’s New in MS Excel 2013
  • Elements in a Worksheet
  • Naming Cells and Arrays
  • Protecting Your Worksheet
  • Adding a Validation List
  • Applying Conditional Formatting

Section 2 : Mastering Functions
  • Formula, Functions, Arguments and Operators
  • Understanding Logical Functions (IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF, AND, OR)
  • Understanding String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN, TRIM, CONCANTENATE)
  • Understanding Lookup Functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP)

Section 3 : Creating Visual Displays
  • Developing Charts
  • Adding Controls
  • Customizing Charts
  • Using Sparklines

Section 4 : Analyzing Data Effectively
  • Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
  • Finding Optimal Solution through Solver
  • Study Relationship by Applying Regression

Section 5 : Automation Techniques
  • Downloading Data using MS Query
  • Applying Macros

Area of Studies

Designed For

  • Logistics Account Managers and Executives
  • Operations / Warehouse / Distribution Supervisors and Officers
  • Customer Service Officers
  • Material Planners and Buyers
  • Quality Assurance Officers
  • Inventory Management / Control Officers


A 30-minute open-book assessment will be conducted at the end of the seminar to ensure participants’ understanding on the topics. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon successful completion of the assessment and attainment of 75% attendance.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration


2 days : 9:00am to 6:00pm

Fees & Funding

  SLA Member Company Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $498 $598 $598
GST $34.86 $41.86 $41.86
Application Fee $32.10 $32.10 $32.10
Total Fee (payable to TLA) $564.96 $671.96 $671.96
SkillsConnect $32 $32 N.A.
PIC Grant 60%
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)
SkillsFuture Credit N.A. N.A. $500
(or available SkillsFuture Credit)

Payment will only be required after the course is confirmed.
(The status of the course would usually be advised one (1) month before the course start date.)

Payment mode (retail payments facilities are not available) :
Overseas – Telegrahic transfer
Local – Cheque or bank transfer