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APIC 1181 - Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Certification

Production and Inventory Control Part-time Studies Course

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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





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 84466

Thu Jan 07 - Thu Apr 08 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 08 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline




  1. 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. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. 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 To check prerequisites and apply for eligibility to write the APICS exam, go to: 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 for more info. 2. Be advised that this class is an intermediate to advanced study in logistics. 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. The cost of this material is $1150 payable to APICS Vancouver (cash, cheque or credit card). Payments will be collected at first class.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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

Related Programs

APIC 1181 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate


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