Managing the Financial Supply Chain

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Growing overseas require access to markets, capital and competitive differentiation. In the context of Asia, suppliers are usually much smaller compared to their overseas buyers in major 
world markets. This imbalance creates challenges for exports and sales due to lack of credit and
insufficient cash flow. It also prevents larger buyers from being able to source directly from
suppliers in Asia.

This course will explore supply chain financing solutions to help companies acquire working capital
and grow sales, through use of materials as collaterals for loans, or modes of receivables
financing. Participants will also form teams to play a supply chain simulation game using Excel
and online data entry. The game will require teams to make annual supply chain management
decisions that will impact revenue growth, cut costs, and/or manage risks of the company, taking into consideration management trade-offs and both short-term and long-term profitability, in coming up
with an overall strategic plan. 

Programme Outline

Day 1 
• Overview of financial statements
• Impact of supply chain management on profit and loss 
• Key concepts of inventory management
• Cash to cash cycle: Strategies for improvement
• Explanation of Supply Chain Simulation Game Round 1 

Day 2
• Financing using trade receivables
• Financing using collateral management
• New alternative financing and payment platforms
• Use of blockchain in supply chains
• Supply Chain Simulation Game (teams)

Day 3
• Simulation Game team presentations
• Simulation Game Debrief - key learnings and takeaways
• Integration of supply chain and finance

Learning Outcomes
• Improving cash flow for business growth
• Understand management trade-offs in short-term and long-term profitability
• Risk management and risk mitigation versus costs
• Alternative modes of financing for overseas expansion 

Who Should Attend
Senior Management, Senior Managers, Managers, and corporate executives on management track

Data Analytics Begins With Me


Goh Puay Guan is Associate Professor at NUS SCALE, and NUS Business School. Prior to that he had 20 years of corporate experience throughout Asia in general management, strategic planning, and commercial investments. He has also been an Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS Business School from 2011 to 2017, and Adjunct Professor with Inha University in South Korea from 2007 to 2009. He is the author of Supply Chain Management: A Concise Guide. published by Pearson (1st Ed. 2005, 2nd Ed. 2015).

As Vice President of Business and Commercial at Sembcorp Development, he helped to set up a new business unit Sembcorp Infra Services in 2014 and build its logistics assets footprint in Vietnam, serving concurrently as General Director of its wholly owned subsidiary in Vietnam. He led Batamindo Shipping and Warehousing Pte Ltd to attain the ASEAN Business Award for Growth (SME) by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council in 2013. He was a Top Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) 2012 Merit Winner for Business and Entrepreneurship category, awarded by Junior Chamber International (JCI).

He has been active in the community, including serving as President of the Stanford Club of Singapore, Honorary Treasurer at Mensa Singapore, and President of the Singapore Club in Seoul. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.  


08 - 10 Oct 2018


3 Days
9.00am to 5.30pm


National University of Singapore
University Town


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International Participants

S$ 3210.00

  • Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger) 
or Singapore PRs

S$ 963.00

  • Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)

S$ 363.00

  • Incl. GST

Enchanced Training Support for SMEs

S$ 363.00

  • Incl. GST

Fees & Fundings


Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older2
Citizen1 Eligible
for WTS3
Singapore PRs 

Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs4
Full Programme FeeS$3,000.00S$3,000.00S$3,000.00S$3,000.00S$3,000.00S$3,000.00
SkillsFuture Funding-(S$2,100.00)(S$2,100.00)(S$2,100.00)(S$2,100.00)(S$2,100.00)
Nett Programme FeeS$3,000.00S$900.00S$900.00S$900.00S$900.00S$900.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$210.00S$63.00 S$63.00 S$63.00 S$63.00 S$63.00 
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
Less Additional Funding if
Eligible Under Various Scheme
--(S$600.00)(S$750.00) -(S$600.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
1 All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit to select the programme.
2 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee.
3 Workfare Training Support (WTS) - Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons With disabilities) and earn not more than S$2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the programme fee.
4 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit
5 Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME or 95% of hourly basic salary for WTS. For more information, visit

Registration will close 5 working days prior to programme commencement date