APICS Certified in Logistic, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

What is APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Certification?

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certification is another recognized worldwide premier logistics, transportation and distribution education and certification program.

Supply Chain Operations Areas Most Suited for CLTD Designation

  • Logistics Services

  • Transportation

  • Government & Military

  • Distribution channels

  • 3PL, 4PL

What does APICS CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution ) Designation/Program meant to you and your employer?


  • Demonstrate your knowledge and your competency in the field of Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

  • Emerge as Logistics Expert with specialized high -level knowledge and skills

  • Create opportunity for career advancement

  • Help you increase your earning

  • Ability to handle work related issues confidently

To YOUR Employer

  • Demonstrate skillful, knowledgeable and competent employees

  • Increase employee confidence

  • Increase customer confidence

  • Grow company's financial performance


After earning the CLTD you will be able to:

  • improve Logistics efficiency

  • maximize Technology ROI

  • streamline the operations ... all through the use of comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards in the field of logistics, transportation and distribution

Educational / Professional Prerequisites

None (no bachelor’s degree or international equivalent is required)


  • You need to sit for for 1 exam on CLTD

  • The CLTD exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions answered within 3.5 hours

  • You will receive your results immediately after completing the exams. With a passing score, start using your new CLTD credential to set yourself apart


Module 1: Logistics Overview and Strategy

  • 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

Module 2: Logistics Network Design

  • 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

Module 3: Sustainability and Reverse Logistics

  • 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

Module 4: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

  • 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

Module 5: Order Management

  • 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

Module 6: Inventory 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

Module 7: Warehouse Management

  • 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

Module 8: Transportation

  • 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

Module 9: Global Logistics Considerations

  • 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

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