The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) program is the premier logistics educational program that provides a comprehensive body of knowledge that sets the global standard for logistics best practices for professionals in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.


  • To understand how successful logistics, transportation and distribution adds value to an organization
  • To learn how to develop a logistics strategy which aligns with corporate strategy
  • To explore how to design, plan, execute, control, and monitor supply chain activities
  • To evaluate the process constraints and choices within global logistics to establish a plan linked to overall strategy
  • To understand natural dynamics within the supply chain and the strategic importance of inventory and warehouse management
  • To learn the collaboration between different logistics, transportation and distribution techniques to provide maximum profit to the company


  • Module 1: Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
  1. Section A: Logistics Fundamentals
  2. Section B: Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain
  3. Section C: Lean Logistics
  • Module 2: Capacity Planning and Demand Management
  1. Section A: Aligning Supply and Demand
  2. Section B: Translating Demand into Capacity Planning
  3. Section C: Demand Management
  4. Section D: Sourcing and Procurement of Inventory
  • Module 3: Order Management
  1. Section A: Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  2. Section B: Order Management
  3. Section C: Customer Service Management (CSM)
  • Module 4: Inventory and Warehouse Management
  1. Section A: Inventory Management in Logistics
  2. Section B: Inventory Management Methods
  3. Section C: Inventory Control
  4. Section D: Warehousing Strategy and Management
  5. Section E: Packaging and Materials Handling
  • Module 5: Transportation
  1. Section A: Transportation Fundamentals
  2. Section B: Modes of Transportation
    Section C: Transportation Management
  • Module 6: Global Logistics Considerations
  1. Section A: Infrastructure and System
  2. Section B: Regulations
  3. Section C: Customs Clearing and Documentation
  4. Section D: Finance and Payment Options
  5. Section E: Currency and Tax Considerations
  • Module 7: Logistics Network Design
  1. Section A: Facilities Planning
  2. Section B: Distribution Network Design
  3. Section C: Risk Management
  • Module 8: Reverse Logistics and Sustainability
  1. Section A: Reverse Logistics
  2. Section B: Sustainability

Target Audience

  • Business Heads
  • Business Process Designers and Implementers
  • Change Managers and Implementers
  • Consultants in Operations Management
  • Consultant in Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Service Managers
  • Demand Managers
  • Distribution Managers
  • Inventory Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Material Managers
  • Material Planners
  • Operations Heads
  • Operations Managers
  • Operations Planners
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Transportation Managers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Individuals preparing for APICS CLTD exam


  • None. However, for the best learning experience, it is recommended that participants completely go through the print and online contents of participant hand-out before coming to the class.


Participant Hand-outs

  • APICS CLTD learning system that contains print modules (8 modules, 4 books),E-flash cards, practice test bank of more than 900 multiple choice questions, online access to pre-test, module & section specific quizzes, online progress report and post-test assessment questions required to complement APICS CLTD learning experience.


  • Minimum time required to cover the course materials: approx. 30 hours (5 days)
  • An additional 1 day is required for more discussions
  • An additional 1 days is required for performance check at the end of each session
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for pre-test
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for post-test
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for optional problem solving in participant workbook
  • An additional 0.5 days is required for vocabulary check in participant workbook
  • An additional 2 days are required for mutual experience sharing by participants
  • An additional 14 days are required to prepare and cover a live case study based on actual working of the company with actual examples


  • A laptop with a USB port, MS-Office PowerPoint software and a projector
  • PowerPoint presenter with laser pointer
  • White-board with markers
  • Flip chart with at least 20 blank sheets
  • Digital camera
  • All participants must carry a laptop with Internet access for accessing online content from the class
  • Sign-up sheets
  • Name tents
  • Feedback forms


A certification of participation is awarded by APICS after successful completion of this course.