The APICS CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It consists of nine reading modules and interactive, web-based study tools that reflect the APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual (ECM). This program provides a comprehensive body of knowledge and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries

Professional growth begins here

As an APICS CLTD designee, you will have the skills and knowledge it takes to get noticed by employers and stand out from your peers. Earning the APICS CLTD certification will demonstrate your commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations


■Outlining the principles that make logistics useful, including economic drivers

■ Understanding how logistics fits within supply chain management

■ Managing logistics strategy, including the logistics value proposition

■ Developing flexible logistics frameworks and collaborative relationships

■ Exploring strategic-level risk management

■ Using fundamental performance measurements and benchmarking

■ Implementing reengineering and continuous improvement philosophies

■ Implementing a logistics network design process

■ Considering transportation requirements driving logistics network plans

■ Using tools and analyses to select node patterns and links

■ Adopting risk management

■ Planning for network security and business continuity

Understanding how logistics plays a key role in demonstrating organizational social responsibility

■ Managing the triple bottom line, including carbon footprint reductions and green initiatives

■ Selecting vendors based on sustainable practices

■ Demonstrating responsibility when handling and managing hazardous and dangerous materials

■ Understanding the basics of forecasting including various types of forecasts

■ Shaping demand for logistics services

■ Translating demand information into planning for transportation and warehousing capacity

■ Providing input during S&OP and participating in collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment

■ Planning for distribution requirements

■ Managing supply, including ERP master scheduling

■ Developing a process and selecting a purchasing strategy

■Performing customer relationship management during order management activities

■ Implementing CRM to strengthen relationships

■ Meeting customer needs

■ Achieving service levels according to customer demand

■ Managing the process steps and logistics decision points of inbound, intracompany, and outbound order management

■Understanding inventory management, planning, and control

■ Contrasting stakeholder expectations for inventory management

■ Summarizing the different functions or purposes inventory serves in a business

■ Illustrating the major types of inventory costs

■ Differentiating approaches to safety stock and determinations of when to order

■ Performing calculations related to standard deviation, economic order quantity, and reorder points

■ Describing lean, just-in-time, ABC, vendor-managed inventory and other alternative approaches

■ Listing common performance metrics

■Understanding warehousing strategies and determining which to use

■ Considering physical aspects and tactics related to warehousing design

■ Exploring warehousing challenges and trends

■ Summarizing warehouse ownership types and functions

■ Determining warehouse operations performance measures

■ Diving deep into warehouse processes, layouts, materials handling, systems and automation, and packaging

■ Outlining transportation fundamentals including cost structure, stakeholders, capabilities, carrier types, mode classifications, and selection considerations

■ Diving deep into the modes of transportation including road, rail, air, water, pipeline, intermodal, and parcel/courier

■ Managing transportation according to guiding principles

■ Considering tradeoffs when designing transportation networks, selecting carriers and modes, and planning routes and schedules

■Examining current factors in the global logistics space

■ Staying competitive while balancing cost and level of service

■ Exploring the history of international trade theories and infrastructure

■ Discussing global logistics performance indicators and trade specialists

■ Complying with international trade regulations

■ Preparing customs documentation

■ Discussing finance, payment options, terms of sale, payment methods, currency issues, trade zones, and hedging

Free Demo of the CLTD Program

View a guided tour of the CLTD Program. We’ll take you through:

  • Why you should get certified
  • What makes CLTD right for you
  • CLTD milestones
  • Learning System overview
  • Learning options overview

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