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APIC 1181 Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Certification

School School of Business + Media
Course Credits 3.5
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date January 07, 2021
End Date April 08, 2021
Total Hours 49
Total Weeks 14
Hours/Weeks 3.5
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
CRN 84466

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Instructor Details

Name Daniel Trejo Munoz
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Course Description

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 (www.APICS.org/CLTD). This course combines both classroom learning with a complete online learning portal which includes pretests, quizzes and additional study tools. Learn more at www.learncltd.com.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

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.

Learning Resources

Additional APICS course material (printed course ware and access to online learning) is required and will be provided to the student at the first session of the course. The cost of this material is $1,150 payable to APICS Vancouver (cash, cheque or credit card).

The Primary learning resource is a CLTD study kit. No other materials are required.

This combines print materials and interactive web-based study tools delivering 900 pages of content and over 1,000 practice test questions. It can be implemented in two learning formats: self-directed and instructor-led. This allows you to choose the most effective learning style for you. The learning kit contains both print materials and an online learning portal. This combined with the class room led discussions provides the student with all the materials needed to prepare for the CLTD exam.

The Web-based tools included in the CLTD on line Learning System will help students and instructors determine initial level of knowledge, create a study plan based on student’s individual needs, reinforce studies with practice tests, and track learning progress through progress reports. The Web-based portion of the course consists of the following components.

Pre- and post-tests:
These practice tests, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions each, cover content drawn from the entire system. After each question, students will be provided with immediate feedback, including the correct answer and the rationale for that answer. A running total of questions answered correctly are provided as students proceed through the test. The pre-test results will provide students with an indication of those areas that require the most attention. The post-test results will measure student progress following their completion of the course.

Module-specific tests:
Functioning similarly to the pre- and post-tests, the module-specific tests allow students to check their understanding and retention of materials within a given module. The questions include immediate feedback, answer rationales, and reference to the relevant sections in the text so students can review trouble areas.

See www.learncltd.com122 for more information

Course Goals

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

  1. Understand the knowledge base needed to write the APIC CLTD certification exam.
  2. Access and use the online CLTD learning portal.
  3. Successfully present a mini case study to the class.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Explain the transportation and inventory economics that critically define supply chain network design considerations.
  11. Understand the expanded view of reverse supply chain flows to incorporate a general overview of sustainability.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Final Exam4050 multiple choice questions
Performance Quizzes204 Mini Quizzes from textbook chapters
Online Quizzes30Weekly quizzes from online learning portal
Participation10Active participation in class

Course Specific Requirements

This program is a more advanced study in logistics. This is not an entry level program. For those wishing to obtain their CLTD certification there are prerequisites and you must apply with APICS and be qualified to write the certification exam offered by APICS.

To check prerequisites and apply for eligibility to write the APICS exam, go to: http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cltd211

The prerequisites for the APICS exam include:

• 3 years of related business experience or

• Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or

• CPIM, CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

For those wishing to take this program for professional development and do not want certification, it is highly recommended that you review the prerequisites as well to determine your ability to participate and successfully complete the course. Please contact education@apics-vancouver.org for more info.

Students are advised to have APIC1161 or an equivalent or supply chain experience. Additional APICS course material (printed course ware and access to online learning) is required and will be provided to the student at the first session of the course.

Course Schedule and Assignments

CLTD Course Outline

Week

Module

Section

1

Introduction, orientation and registration

Handing out materials and introduce students to the online learning portal and learning system

2

Module 1: Logistics Overview and Strategy

Section A: Logistics Fundamentals
Section B: The Role, Value, and Cost of Logistics
Section C: Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain

3

Module 1: Logistics Overview and Strategy

Section D: Logistics Framework
Section E: Strategic Performance Management
Section F: Reengineering and Continuous Improvement

4

Module 2: Logistics Network Design

Section A: Facilities Planning and Network Design
Section B: Risk Management

5

Module 3: Sustainability and Reverse Logistics

Section A: Sustainability
Section B: Reverse Logistics

6

Module 4: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

Section A: Forecasting
Section B: Demand Management
Section C: Translating Demand into Capacity Planning
Section D: Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
Section E: Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)
Section G: Sourcing and Procurement
Section F: Master Scheduling and Material Requirements Planning

7

Module 5: Order Management

Section A: Customer Relationship Management
Section B: Order Management Process

8

Module 6: Inventory Management

Section A: Inventory Management in Logistics
Section B: Inventory Control, Strategy, and Policy

9

Module 7: Warehouse Management

Section A: Warehouse Strategy and Tactics
Section B: Warehouse Processes
Section C: Warehouse Layout
Section D: Materials Handling
Section E: Warehouse Systems and Automation
Section F: Packaging

10

Module 8: Transportation

Section A: Transportation Fundamentals
Section B: Road Transportation
Section C: Rail Transportation
Section D: Air Transport

11

Module 8: Transportation

Section E: Ocean and Inland Waterway Transportation
Section F: Intermodal and Other Transportation Modes
Section G: Transportation Management
Section H: Transportation Administration

12

Module 9: Global Logistics Considerations

Section A: Infrastructure and Systems
Section B: Regulations
Section C: Customs Clearing and Documentation
Section D: Finance and Payment Options
Section E: Currency and Tax Considerations

13

Final Review and Exam prep

14

Exam

2-3 hour exam

BCIT Policy

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Guidelines for School of Business + Media

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Attendance:
Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Daniel Trejo Munoz, Instructor
October 27, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Ron Wlock, Program Head
October 30, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Phil Ramer, Associate Dean
October 30, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.