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Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Certification APIC 1181

Production and Inventory Control Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course provides a comprehensive body of knowledge for understanding the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. The course also provides the student with an understanding of how to use the APICS Certified in logistics, transportation and distribution (CLTD) learning system. Topics of study include: strategy, best practices and standards, planning and network design, global logistics, exploration of transportation modes, and reverse logistics. In addition, the course helps the student prepare to write the CLTD exam offered by APICS ( This course combines both classroom learning with a complete online learning portal which includes pretests, quizzes and additional study tools. Learn more at


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the knowledge base needed to write the APIC CLTD certification exam.
  • Access and use the online CLTD learning portal.
  • Successfully present a mini case study to the class.
  • Explain an overview of the macro and micro logistics processes and systems which define forward and backward material and information flows in the supply chain with the primary goal to achieve consistent customer service at the lowest total cost.
  • Understand the strategic and operational considerations, and important trade-offs related to procurement, manufacturing, and customer relationship management, in terms of their separate and combined impact on logistics requirements.
  • Explain the concepts of order management and customer service, highlighting the major steps required to manage and execute customers’ orders with an emphasis on logistics’ key role in influencing customer service.
  • Understand the various methods and techniques that firms use to control, manage, and store inventory in the supply chain. Including: including facility type, layout and design, receiving, picking and put-away strategies, material handling equipment, product-mix analysis, and audits.
  • Understand the major principles and processes of transportation management, administration, and economics. Including: knowledge of the transportation functionality of inventory repositioning throughout firms’ supply chains, pricing, tariffs and rate structure, routing optimization, freight auditing, claims administration, and specialized transport-related services.
  • Understand the more complex total cost analysis required to navigate today’s global landscape by addressing the rules, processes, and qualitative and quantitative techniques that logistics managers need to succeed in global supply chains.
  • Explain the transportation and inventory economics that critically define supply chain network design considerations.
  • Understand the expanded view of reverse supply chain flows to incorporate a general overview of sustainability.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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