The CLTD program helps you demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a broad range of supply chain logistics topics to set you apart from you peers - proving your high level of knowledge and skills.  As an APICS CLTD designee, you will have the skills and knowledge it takes to get noticed by employers and stand out from your peers.  Earning the APICS CLTD designation will demonstrate your commitment to advancing both your career and your company's operations.

CLTD is designed for logistics, transportation, and distribution professionals across all industries, especially:

  • Logistics managers/engineers
  • Supply Chain Logistics managers
  • Traffic managers
  • Transportation/Fleet managers
  • Warehouse Operations/Distribution managers
  • Reverse logistics managers

Why you should earn the CLTD designation:

  • Gain recognition in the field as a logistics expert
  • Build credibility and set yourself apart from peers
  • Learn latest trends in global supply chain logistics
  • Impact your organization's bottom line

The CLTD program consists of eight modules with an exam that reflects critical areas in logistics, transportation, and distribution for the roles and responsibilities of logistics managers.

  • Module 1 - Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
  • Module 2 - Capacity Planning and Demand Management
  • Module 3 - Order Management
  • Module 4 - Inventory and Warehouse Management
  • Module 5 - Transportation
  • Module 6 - Global Logistics Considerations
  • Module 7 - Logistics Network Design
  • Module 8 - Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

To be eligible for the APICS CLTD course and exam, an individual must have only 1 of the following:

  • Three years of related business experience
  • A bachelor's degree or international equivalent
  • One of the following:  CTL, CSCP, CSCP-F, CPIM, CPIM-F, CIRM, SCOR-P, CPM, CSM, or CPSM designation