Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD)

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.

Overview of our CLTD Indepth courses

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.

Topics covered in this designation include:

  • Logistics fundamentals
  • Logistics strategy within the supply chain
  • Logistics planning
  • Capacity and demand management
  • Order management
  • Warehousing strategy
  • Lean logistics
  • Warehouse management
  • Packaging
  • Materials handling
  • Transportation fundamentals including:
    • Modes
    • Routing
    • Carrier selection
    • Documentation
  • Global logistics considerations including:
    • Infrastructure
    • Regulatory framework
    • Customer
    • Payment options
    • Currency
    • Tax
  • Logistics network design including:
    • Facilities location
    • Layout
    • Risk management
  • Reverse logistics
  • Sustainability and logistics

Why seek certification? 

Earning the CLTD credential makes you a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields.
Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues —
proving your high level of knowledge and skills. The CLTD will make you a more valuable asset to your organization,
keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy
Earning your credential will help you:
  • Boost your confidence with recognition as a logistics expert.
  • Master the essential knowledge for logistics, transportation and distribution professionals as defined by the new CLTD Exam Content Manual.
  • Expand your outlook on the logistics field and bring new ideas to your workplace.
  • Remain current with global logistics trends and developments.
  • Stand out from other candidates in a job search.
  • Demonstrate your long-term commitment to the logistics, transportation and distribution profession