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APICS CLTD: Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution

Through a partnership between APICS and the University of La Verne, the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) program is offered to provide you with demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of a broad range of supply chain logistics topics that sets you apart from your peers — proving high level of knowledge and skills.

Join the more than 1,000 professionals since the program launch in 2016 who have mastered essential knowledge and concepts to streamline logistics operations.

Program Courses/Modules

Logistics and Supply Chain Overview: Logistics is the core of supply chain management. Fundamental concepts include managing logistics as a cohesive system

  • Logistics Fundamentals
  • Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain
  • Lean Logistics:

Capacity Planning and Demand Management: Logistics capacity planning and related decisions rely on efficient forecasts, so it is important to understand the concepts behind forecasting and its application to logistics decisions.

  • Aligning Supply and Demand
  • Translating Demand into Capacity Planning
  • Demand Management
  • Sourcing and Procurement of Inventory

Order Management: At the core of the logistics process is the customer order, which serves as the trigger setting logistics in motion. Order management activities include a variety of tasks aimed at planning, designing, and controlling processes which manage and execute customers’ orders.

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Order Management
  • Customer Service Management (CSM

Inventory and Warehouse Management: Inventory and warehouse management involves maintaining inventory levels in a manner that aligns with the business strategy and goals, supporting the coordination of supply and demand, while protecting inventory value.

  • Inventory Management in Logistics
  • Inventory Management Methods
  • Inventory Control
  • Warehousing Strategy and Management
  • Packaging and Materials Handling

Transportation: Moving goods and services across geographic lines, between where products are produced and where they are consumed

  • Transportation Fundamentals
  • Modes of Transportation
  • Transportation Management

Global Logistics Considerations: For the global logistics manager, successful participation in international trade requires awareness and knowledge of many key components.

  • Infrastructure and System
  • Regulations
  • Customs Clearing and Documentation
  • Finance and Payment Options
  • Currency and Tax Considerations

Logistics Network Design: The design of the network of warehouses and transportation lanes enable supply to be provided at the place and time of demand most effectively.

  • Facilities Planning
  • Distribution Network Design
  • Risk Management:

Reverse Logistics and Sustainability: reverse logistics is used to manage product returns to turn the reverse flows into quantifiable value streams that not only contribute to the profitability of the organization, but also strengthen its triple bottom line (TBL)

“Course content reflects the general body of knowledge tested by APICS. This course of study can in no way guarantee or ensure an individual’s success on APICS credentialing exams.”

Who Should Attend

Logistics professionals looking to:

  • Gain recognition in the field as a logistics expert
  • Build credibility and set yourself apart from peers
  • Learn latest trends in global supply chain logistics
  • Impact your organization’s bottom line
  • Demonstrate logistics mastery of knowledge

APICS CLTD Exam Prerequisite

Eligibility requirements to take the APICS CLTD certification exam:

  • 3 years of related business experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
  • CPIM, CLTD or CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.