APICS CLTD – Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

Gain essential knowledge about logistic, transportation and distribution challenges. Increase logistic efficiencies and impact profits.

THE APICS CLTD Certification

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. The APICS CLTD designation serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by reducing the impact of industry skills gaps as well as assisting employers in developing the personnel needed to meet customer demand and impact bottom-line results.

Course Agenda on APICS CLTD:

Module 1: Logistics and Supply Chain Overview

  • Managing logistics as a cohesive system
  • Understanding tradeoffs to present a logistics strategy that aligns with the organizational strategy
  • Finding the most effective mix of revenue producing services for the cost of providing that service
  • Developing strong relationships across the supply chain
  • Designing key performance indicators to encourage desired behaviors
  • Using continuous improvement to exceed customer expectations

Module 2: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

  • Understanding the concepts behind forecasting and its application to logistics decisions
  • Creating efficient forecasts to better align supply to demand
  • Translating demand information into high-level capacity plans for warehousing and transportation
  • Collaborating between procurement and logistics
  • Understanding key processes, including S&OP, MPS, MRP and DRP
  • Delivering customer service at a consistent level

Module 3: Order Management

  • Planning, designing and controlling processes which manage and execute customers’ orders
  • Implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) process
  • Understanding key logistics systems, such as EDI and TMS to enable visibility throughout the order process
  • Tracking and measuring supplier and carrier performance to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Managing relationships with the supply chain partners
  • Developing a customer service management strategy
  • Enhancing long-term customer satisfaction and creating lifetime customers

Module 4: Inventory and Warehouse Management

  • Maintaining inventory levels to align with the business strategy and goals, supporting the coordination of supply
    and demand, while protecting inventory value
  • Creating an inventory management strategy that meets competing goals of minimizing inventory costs and
    maximizing customer service
  • Managing the movement of materials and goods into and out of storage efficiently, safely, and with minimal
    inventory damage
  • Adapting to new distribution channels and customer expectations by creating new processes that deliver the
    desired results
  • Implementing efficient and effective warehouse processes, while utilizing appropriate warehouse technology
  • Using appropriate packaging to promote safe and efficient materials handling during storage and transportation

Module 5: Transportation

  • Understanding transportation fundamentals, including key stakeholders, intermediaries and carriers involved in
    transporting product from origin to destination
  • Understanding the characteristics of the different transportation modes to make appropriate selections based on
    speed, availability, dependability, capability, frequency and cost
  • Moving goods and services throughout a firm’s supply chain, between where products are produced and where
    they are consumed, while allowing for competitive growth
  • Effectively manage the entire transportation process—from long-range strategies and operational planning to dayto-day execution
  • Utilizing transportation technology to manage and control visibility and communication between multiple
    stakeholders and transportation managers

Module 6: Global Logistics Network Design

  • Identifying macroenvironmental factors of global logistics that impact countries and organizations around the
    world to better manage logistics service providers, related transportation costs, and substitute product offerings
  • Working knowledge of international trade theories and practices, including trade agreements and trading blocs
  • Understanding the infrastructure, systems and regulations of the countries to which goods are imported/exported
  • Understanding customs clearing and documentation requirements for each shipment as dictated by each country
    and transportation mode used
  • Preparing all required documentation needed to ensure shipments arrive safely, securely, without damage, and on
    time at their final designation
  • Using the Harmonized System Classification codes to properly specify the goods for export and dictate the
    corresponding tariff rates charged
  • Identifying which financing and payment options are most appropriate and amenable to the parties involved
  • Deciding what currency will be most appropriate for global trade participants, balancing levels of risk exposure
    between buyers and sellers

Module 7: Global Logistics Network Design

  • Designing the network of warehouses and transportation lanes to enable supply to be provided at the place and
    time of demand
  • Analyzing transportation and distribution requirements, while understanding key tradeoffs, to assist in planning
    and deployment of network
  • Using decision support tools to determine the optimal number, location, and type of warehouse facilities
  • Employing modeling techniques to help find the right balance among competing needs of involved stakeholders
  • Implementing risk management strategies to minimize uncertainty and provide more reliable organizational results
  • Creating prevention and mitigation plans, as well as providing business continuity if a risk event occurs

Module 8: Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

  • Developing a comprehensive reverse logistics strategy
  • Recommending whether the reverse logistics strategy can be handled internally by creating a central returns
    center or by hiring a third-party provider to coordinate the activities
  • Managing product returns in ways that turn the reverse flows into quantifiable value streams, to contribute to
    profitability and strengthen commitment to sustainability and social responsibility
  • Demonstrating social responsibility that is valued by customers, shareholders, and the community, to help the
    organization be a good environmental steward for the long-term
  • Implementing sustainability initiatives to impact the organization’s triple bottom line (TBL)
  • Choosing suppliers and other supply chain members according to the organization’s commitment to implement
    sustainable processes and practices

Who participate at the course APICS CLTD:

  • Logistics manager/engineer
  • Logistician/analyst
  • Logistics planner/specialist
  • Distribution manager
  • Global sourcing, import/export
  • Inventory and logistics
  • Supply chain logistics
  • Traffic manager/analyst
  • Transportation/fleet mgr
  • Vendor managed inventory
  • Warehouse operations mgr
  • Warehousing distribution
  • Reverse logistics

After the course APCIS CLTD you will be able to:

Gain essential knowledge needed for today’s logistic, transportation and distribution challenges. Learn how to implement best practice approaches to increase logistic efficiencies for your organization and impact profits.

After the course APICS CLTD, the Organization will have

Employees gain understanding to evaluate logistic, transportation and distribution activities within an organization’s global operations. Improve efficiency, maximize technology, ROI and streamline operations to address today’s supply chain logistics challenges.

How the course APICS CLTD is run

Before the course:

  • 2-3 weeks before the course you will receive course material, curriculum and a questionnaire

At the course:

  • 6 days of teaching (3 modules of 2 days) 9.00-16.00 (breakfast from 8.30)
  • Web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual
  • Meals

After the course:

  • Course certificate
  • Test & APICS certification

All prices are excl. test and VAT. The price for test is EUR 430,- for members of APICS and EUR 566,- for non-members of APICS – provided you have taken the program through effektivitet.dk + kr 250, in administration fee. If you need to take a re-examination, you must go 14 days before you can go again. The price for retake is EUR 250,- + kr. 250, in administration fee.

Wout Verwoerd


Wout Verwoerd is an enthusiastic and professional sparring partner for companies in the field of logistics, lean thinking and supply chain management in his roles as speaker, educator, trainer, course developer, coach, consultant and project manager.

The course is run in collaboration with effektivitet.dk, who is also responsable for the teaching of the course (the instructor is certified: CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, SCOR-P, CLTD)

Please be attentive: When registering for the course, your name, e-mail and telephone number are forwarded to and shared with effektivitet.dk. Your contact information is used exclusively in relation to your registration and for the course itself, and it will not be used for marketing purposes.

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