APICS announced on Oct 5 that its new certification program will set the global standard for logistics best practices. “Candidates completing the comprehensive program will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a broad range of logistics, transportation and distribution topics,” the group said.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation and logistics is the second largest employment sector in the United States with more than six million people, which directly impacts the cost of goods that everyone buys,” explained APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi. “Additionally, it’s projected that the field will generate 270,000 new jobs through 2018, which equates to more than 10% of all new jobs in America. As an industry, we need to build a network of certifying entities that generate new and valuable certifications to enhance the career advancement of our workforce.”
The new CLTD certification supersedes the Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) certification program and is designed to provide logistics managers with a body of knowledge, best practices, technology know-how and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. The CLTD designation focuses on eight content areas:
- Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
- Capacity Planning and Demand Management
- Order Management
- Inventory and Warehouse Management
- Transportation Management
- Global Logistics Considerations
- Logistics Network Design
- Reverse Logistics and Sustainability
This new certification program—developed by APICS and subject matter experts—will offer new courseware, self-study and instructor-led learning options and a single computer-based exam delivered worldwide via a test center network.