Specialist Certificate in Cold Chain Management (Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices) … SFC eligible

Next Intake Commencement Date:

13 Dec 2021, Monday

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Specialist Certificate in Cold Chain Management (Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices)  … SFC eligible
Read what our participants have learnt from this course…

After the course, I am able to understand the key aspects of cold chain management and also I am more confident to attend to customer enquiries with a much better clarity.

Unnikrishna Menon Sreekanth, Assistance General Manager, C. Pte Ltd

It definitely adds on to my cold chain knowledge on top of my experience.

Oh Yee Chean (Hu Yuqian), Senior Executive, G.A. Int’l Pte Ltd


Asia is emerging as a global powerhouse in biomedical and healthcare industries. The sheer size of the market, the high growth rate and the complicated infrastructure poses high rewards and risks for the industry players, as well as logistics service providers.

Singapore offers Asia’s best healthcare system, with ten accredited hospitals and three medical centres. The country attracted 400,000 foreign patients in 2006, with the number projected to reach 1 million in 2012. Singapore achieved “Best Medical / Wellness Tourism Destinations” (By Travel / Weekly Asia Industry Awards for two years consecutively in 2007-2008, and was ranked 4th Best Healthcare Infrastructure (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009).

These conditions bode well for the pharmaceuticals and logistics industry. The market for cold chain packaging and transport services is projected to grow from $6.9 billion to $8.7 billion by 2015. This is driven by the strong demand from pharmaceutical companies that need specialized storage and transport of drugs, clinical trials and test samples. The pharmaceutical companies will require cold chain logistics service providers to handle time and temperature sensitive products. As such, 17 of 25 largest 3PLs in the world have based their operations in Singapore, with many offering cold chain logistics.

Designed For

Logistics professionals working in cold chain and related services with a focus on the pharmaceutical & medical device sector; persons holding the following positions may find the course extremely useful:

  • Senior and mid level managers involved in cold chain design
  • Operations and logistics managers
  • Warehouse managers and supervisors
  • Transport managers and supervisors
  • Third-party logistics personnel looking to improve their current operations, or providing cold chain services
  • Managers and executives in pharmaceuticals industry
  • Quality Assurance managers
  • Consultants

1. Introduction to Cold Chain Logistics

  1. Definitions and Terminologies
  2. Applications of Cold Chain Management
  3. Equipment, Devices and Technologies
  4. Role of Logisticians in Cold Chain

2. Cold Chain for Medical Products

  1. Medical Products
  2. Effects of Temperature Changes
  3. Medical Products Supply Chain
  4. Traceability
  5. Cost of Service

3. Storage and Control

  1. Cold Chain Storage Facilities
  2. Warehouse Layout and Goods Flow for Cold Chain
  3. Maintaining & Monitoring of Storage Conditions (Temperature, Humidity)
  4. Control Systems for Contingent Storage Conditions
  5. Analyzing Requirements for Storage, Handling and Transportation Involving Airline Transfers
  6. Contingency Plan for Delays at Airports and Temperature Excursions

4. Inventory Management

  1. Security of Stocks in Warehouse & in-Transit
  2. Cleanliness & Pest Control in Warehouse
  3. Receipt of Temperature-Sensitive Goods
  4. Stock Handling during Picking & Preparation for Delivery
  5. Training of Warehouse Staff on Cold Chain Storage

5. Distribution Management

  1. Key Points in Distribution of Medical Products
  2. What is Complaint, Product Recall & Field Safety Corrective Action
  3. Goods Return of Medical Products Requiring Cold Chain
  4. Disposal of Medical Products


Diong Bee Chu holds qualifications in diverse disciplines. She has a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Microbiology from the National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Transportation Management) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). She recently completed her Master of Science in Supply Chain Management at NUS. 


The course is an Approved-in-Principle (AIP) course under the SkillsConnect (Course Code: CRS-N-0026443 valid till 24 Dec 2021) with a support level of $2.00 per training hour for company sponsored participant. More information at Financial/Award Schemes.

Nett course fee effective from 1 Oct 2018. Training providers will apply for funding via TPGateway for company-sponsored participants before course commencement.

SLA Member 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
TPGateway $46 $46 N.A.
SFC * N.A. N.A. $500
(or available Credit)

* “All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SFC course directory.”



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 – Telegraphic transfer
Local – Cheque or bank transfer or Corporate PayNow


Day Class : 24 hours, 3 days, 9am – 6pm


A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon successful completion of the course with 75% attendance.

Next Intake Commencement Date:

13 Dec 2021, Monday

Select a registration method:

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