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APICS Certified in Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Course

The Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) course utilizes a variety of individual and team exercises, case studies, assessments, videos and group discussions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing CLTD, participants will be able to:

  • Gain insights into the dynamic global Logistics and Transport networks
  • Stay current on the latest trends and practices in Logistics
  • Understand global logistics strategies
  • Plan and execute effective logistics network design
  • Practice sustainability and reverse logistics
  • Master capacity planning and demand management
  • Adopt optimal inventory management tactics
  • Exercise effective warehouse management

Who can learn?

CLTD is designed for anyone engaged in the logistics sector, aspiring to ascend to leadership roles like Logistics Director, President/CEO, Logistics Manager, Global Transportation Manager, Materials Management, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Manager, Production Manager and Traffic Analyst.

Target Competencies

  • Logistics Network Design
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Capacity Planning
  • Demand Management
  • Order Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory Management

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Course Outline

CLTD is a highly sought-after certification course for logistics professionals which prepares them to assume leadership roles in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution. Earning a CLTD credential will set one apart in terms of industry expertise and technical skills.

The comprehensive training program has 9 modules:

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 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 trade-offs 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
  • Discuss finance, payment options, terms of sale, payment methods, currency issues, trade zones, and hedging.

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