Milestones

TLA 2010 and beyond

The Logistics Academy: 2010 – 2015

  • The Logistics Academy Pte Ltd was incorporated on 25 February 2010 to enhance professionalism, skills and knowledge of supply chains and logistics
  • The Logistics Academy Pte Ltd was granted a 4-year renewal as a Private Education Institute (24 Feb 2012 to 23 Feb 2016)
  • UniSIM waived the 5 GCE “O” Level credits for direct admission into their BSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management degree programme on the sole credit of TLA Advanced Diploma in SCM.

Paradigm Shift: 1999 - 2009

SLA As Major Contributor to Industry & International Training Initiatives


SLA as Major Contributor to Industry Training Initiatives

  • National Skills Recognition Systems (NSRS) : SLA became lead organization for NSRS in the logistics industry and chairs the Industry Skills Standard Committee (Logistics Industry).
  • ITE/SLA Traineeship Programme – Certificate in Business Studies (Logistics) : The programme was launched as the  Higher NITEC in Integrated Logistics Management course by ITE
  • Strategic Manpower Conversion Programme (SMCP) for Logistics : SLA was appointed as Facilitator
  • The Practitioner’s Definitive Guides series : SLA sets industry practices through publication of Airfreight Forwarding, Seafreight Forwarding and Multimodal Transport
  • In-house training programmes : SLA developed and conducted for established organisations  namely AEX Shipping, Keppel Logistics, SABIC Innovative Plastics , SDV Logistics, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Singapore Customs, Singapore Police Force, Toyota Tsusho, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and NTUC
  • Local Enterprise & Association Development (LEAD) Programme : SLA was awarded LEAD programme. The training initiatives included :
    • On-Line Learning Platform
    • Supply Chain & Logistics Degree Course
    • Scholarships to Groom & Retain Talents
    • SLA Training Institute
    • Supply Chain Security Practices
    • Adoption of Best Practices

SLA as Major Contributor to International Training Initiatives

  • SLA chaired FIATA ABVT represented by Mr Thomas Sim
  • FIATA ABVT adopted the minimum standards for the Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management proposed by SLA
  • AFFA Working Group for Education and Training was headed by SLA, Mr Thomas Sim
  • Diploma in International Freight  Management was adopted as the AFFA Diploma
  • Memorandum of Understanding were signed with international organizations namely :
    • Mongolian Logistics Association
    • Canadian Freight Forwarders Association
    • UAE National Association of Freight & Logistics
    • Supply Chain Logistics Association of Australia – Victoria and Queensland
    • Taiwan International Logistics Association
  • SLA conducted training for international bodies namely China International Freight Forwarders Association, Myanmar International Freight Forwarders Association and Taiwan International Logistics Association

International & Industry Collaboration: 1991 to 1998

International Collaboration

  • SFFA was invited to help develop vocational training programmes of FIATA (International Federation  of Freight Forwarders Associations) and UN ESCAP
  • SFFA represented by Mr Stanley Lim as a member of the FIATA Advisory Vocational Training (ABVT), contributed to the setting of training requirements internationally
  • SFFA became the focal point for education and training of AFFA (ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations)

International Recognition

  • SFFA Diploma in Freight Forwarding successfully validated by FIATA
  • SFFA Diploma graduates qualified for the FIATA Diploma of Competence in Freight Forwarding (By Vocational Training and Examination)

Industry Collaboration

  • Certificate in Business Studies (Logistics), an apprenticeship programme, was jointly developed by SFFA and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
  • Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Temasek Business School

Industry Recognition

  • SFFA was certified as an Approved Training Centre by the ITE
  • SFFA Diploma graduates gained admission as Associate Members of the Chartered Institute of Transport (AMCIT)

Foundation Years: 1986 - 1990

Foundation Years : 1986 – 1990

An uphill task for Singapore Freight Forwarders Association (SFFA) as there was no structured training programme in the industry :

  • Manuals to be written specifically for personnel in the industry
  • Lecturers to be recruited from within the ranks to ensure that training was relevant

SFFA received international and local assistance to develop and conduct its training programmes :

  • UN ESCAP and UNCTAD Trainmar Resource Centre helped document first training manuals
  • Skills Development Fund provided grants to participants
  • National Productivity Board & Singapore Port Institute facilitated training course administration
  • SFFA Diploma was awarded in 1991