Specialist Certificate in Inventory Control & Materials Management

Provided by The Logistics Academy

Course introduction


Since the beginning of 1980s there has been tremendous growing, if not sporadically, interest in strategic approaches to the inventory control and materials management with emphasis on the scope of pro-activity. The creative coining words like, supply-chain management, outsourcing logistics, third party warehousing, materials resource engineering, although in the same faculty of inventory control and materials management have added greater awareness, demand and accountability by top management on the professional practitioners.

This has inadvertently opened up new frontier in the perceptions of the materials man. The question will no longer be, what does the management of materials do for a company rather what can an effective management of materials do to a company? The new millennium will require the materials man to consider, focus and conceptualize a clear strategic approach to achieve the expectation and demands of the company.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • Inventory Management Policies (IMP)
  • Stock Control & Accounting (SCA)
  • Stock Identification System (SIS)
  • Managing Inventory Level (MIL)
  • Inventory Control Mechanism (SCM)
  • MRP, JIT & ERP (MJE)
  • Managing Physical Inventory (MPI)
  • Warehouse Operation Process Control ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Management System (ISO)
  • Inventory Valuation & Assessment (IVA)
  • Financial Inventory Management (FIM)

Area of Studies

Who Should Attend

Managers, executives and officers in Materials Management, Stock Control, Warehouse & Logistics, Inventory; Internal Auditors, Product Specialists, Stock-takers and Assessors whose functions and responsibilities are involved in one way or another in planning, organizing, controlling, management and supervision of inventory, material and stockholding in the organization. And those who have the intention to prepare, document and implement control of production and service provision compliance with the ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems Certification.


At the end of the course participants who have fulfilled at least 75 per cent attendance and passed the written examination shall be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency (Certificate of Achievement).

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration


Day Programme : 30 hours
– 24 hours, 3 days, 9am – 6pm, classroom tutorial (inclusive of 1.5 hours written examinations)
– 6 hours off class course / project works

(Wed – Fri : Feb 17 ~ 19   |   May 11 ~ 13   |   Aug 17 ~ 19   |   Oct 12 ~ 14)

Fees & Funding

  SLA Member Company Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $720 $900 $900
GST $50.40 $63 $63
Application Fee $32.10 $32.10 $32.10
Total Fee
(payable to TLA)
$802.50 $995.10 $995.10
PIC Grant 60%
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)

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


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