Global Sourcing in Fashion

Online Short Course Fashion Business Apparel Design and Product Development

Learn how to develop and apply sourcing strategies for various materials in the local and global markets, evaluate factory products, and effectively negotiate and manage vendors!

Strategic sourcing enhances efficiency and value, ultimately impacting the profitability of any organization. In this essential course, you’ll learn how to develop and implement a sourcing strategy. Conducted in multifaceted approach, you will acquire key skills such as sourcing tactics for various materials, supplier selection, vendor management, negotiation, effective communication and comprehension of import/export regulation and agreement between countries. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Global Sourcing in Fashion (Classroom & Asynchronous))

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022015445

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):16:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00
  • Identify sources of supplies in local and overseas market
  • Carry out sourcing of supplies through the appropriate means
  • Evaluate factory (fabric mill and garment factory), products and services against required quality standards and established code of conduct
  • Learn how to negotiate effectively, arrange and document
  • Complete sourcing operations
Key Learning Areas
  • Overview of the Global Apparel and Textile Industry
  • Fundamentals of Sourcing
  • Sourcing Strategies and Tactics
  • Macro and Micro Vendor Evaluation
  • Code of Conduct and Compliance Issues
  • Internet Sourcing
  • Negotiation Tactics
  • Quota and Tariff Identification
  • ELC and Freight Computation
Certificate Issuance
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Statement of Attainment (SOA) for WSQ Supplier Sourcing-4. WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.
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Items Required For Class

p>You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
*Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.


We highly discourage you from missing any classes since the entire program is designed to be hands-on intensive. There is also a minimum attendance requirement of 75% of training hours for Singaporean and PRs, and 90% of training hours for international students. If you do not meet the 75% attendance requirement, you will not be eligible to enjoy subsidies nor to sit for the assessment. Make sure you block off your time during your training with us or find an intake option that will ensure you do not miss any classes. You will only wish that you had more time in the class!

Yes! You can use any SkillsFuture Credits you have to pay for course fees.

We do not offer any make-up or replacement classes.

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