Lean Processes and Simulation

Lean Processes and Simulation is a module selected from the Specialist Diploma in Supply Chain Management. It enables participants to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills without the need to pursue a full specialist diploma. As this is a stackable course, participants may choose to complete the remaining modules within the validity period, of two years, to be awarded the full Specialist Diploma qualification.

This module imparts concepts on process improvement and analysis methods. Participants will learn a range of Lean topics such as value-streamed mapping, setting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Key Performance Indicators, as well as work balancing to improve organisational work processes.

Leveraging the use of simulation to tackle complex systems, participants will learn about service processes, material flow and automation systems through hands-on learning. Upon completion, you will be better prepared to make effective, data-based decisions on process re-designs and systems implementation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what is Lean and how to drive operational excellence

  • Create process maps, SOPs and value-stream maps to identify process improvement opportunities

  • Apply time study and line balancing to improve process performance

  • Represent a queuing process as a queuing system and apply basic queuing models

  • Evaluate service processes, material flow systems, and other automation systems by utilising simulation models

  • Present and analyse process data using simple graphical tools

Entry Requirement

Applicants should possess a relevant polytechnic diploma or degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Business, or Science from recognised institutions.

For applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements, an interview will be conducted to assess applicants’ qualification and working experience.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by Republic Polytechnic upon completing the module.

New Intake Commencement Duration Mode and Venue Schedule Application Start and End Date
Apr 2023 30 Hours Online Learning & Face-to-face lesson at Republic Polytechnic Tuesday or Thursday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) Dec 2022 – Jan 2023

Application outcome will be released at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement

Note: RP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice.

Fees for Jan 2023 intake

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$722.25 $109.14 $78.83 $722.25 $76.14 $116.25

Fees for Apr to Oct 2023 intakes

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$741.96 $109.14 $73.83 $741.96 $76.14 $123.96

- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 
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Last updated on 17 Jul 2023

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