Master APICS CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution - Interactive Live Webinar


13 live webinar sessions of 1,5 hour
in 4/5 months


17 April 2024


3300 CHF + VAT (includes learning kit)


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Master APICS CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution - Interactive Live Webinar

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The CLTD programme was created with the intention of gathering together the best international experiences in logistics, distribution and transport and to create a programme dedicated to the logistics professionals able to supply: operational tools, best practices, experiences and contents to bring concrete solutions to the company. Furthermore, it enable participants to attend the  course in distance learning mode.


The extent of the Master in Logistics allows it to deal deeply with all kinds of topics such as, for example: the connection with the supply chain and new trends (lean logistics), stock and warehouse management, transport, global Logistics (infrastructure, customs, etc.), distributive network planning and finally reverse logistics. The aim is to provide participants with the widest possible spectrum of knowledge of such a vast field.


The Master is based on APICS Body of Knowledge (BOK) with the aim of:

  • Transferring Best Practice into the fields of Logistics, Transport and Distribution
  • Preparing the candidate for international certification CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution)
  • Encouraging the transition from knowledge to skills

 The course is held by certified teachers with many years of experience teaching and professionally in the fields of Transportation, Logistics & Distribution.

Upon request, Advance organises in-house training programmes in any language.

  • Teaching plan

    The Master is divided into 13 Live Webinars (1,5 hour each) of training which cover APICS Body of Knowledge in the field.




    The course is composed by:

    • A training phase via live webinar
    • An individual study phase with distance support for instructors
    • Simulation of the exam with discussion of the results

    The intensive format of the webinar requires independent study, between sessions, to make the learning process more effective.  The course is taught in English.




    Module 1: Logistics Overview and Strategy

    • Outlining the principles that make logistics useful, including economic drivers
    • Understanding how logistics fits within supply chain management
    • Managing logistics strategy, including the logistics value proposition
    • Developing flexible logistics frameworks and collaborative relationships
    • Exploring strategic-level risk management
    • Using fundamental performance measurements and benchmarking
    • Implementing reengineering and continuous improvement philosophies


    Module 2: Logistics Network Design

    • Implementing a logistics network design process
    • Considering transportation requirements driving logistics network plans
    • Using tools and analyses to select node patterns and links
    • Adopting risk management
    • Planning for network security and business continuity


    Module 3: Sustainability and Reverse Logistics

    • Understanding how logistics plays a key role in demonstrating organizational social responsibility
    • Managing the triple bottom line, including carbon footprint reductions and green initiatives
    • Selecting vendors based on sustainable practices
    • Demonstrating responsibility when handling and managing hazardous and dangerous materials


    Module 4: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

    • Understanding the basics of forecasting including various types of forecasts
    • Shaping demand for logistics services
    • Translating demand information into planning for transportation and warehousing capacity
    • Providing input during S&OP and participating in collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment
    • Planning for distribution requirements
    • Managing supply, including ERP master scheduling
    • Developing a process and selecting a purchasing strategy


    Module 5: Order Management

    • Performing customer relationship management during order management activities
    • Implementing CRM to strengthen relationships
    • Meeting customer needs
    • Achieving service levels according to customer demand
    • Managing the process steps and logistics decision points of inbound, intracompany, and outbound order management


    Module 6: Inventory Management

    • Understanding inventory management, planning, and control
    • Contrasting stakeholder expectations for inventory management
    • Summarizing the different functions or purposes inventory serves in a business
    • Illustrating the major types of inventory costs
    • Differentiating approaches to safety stock and determinations of when to order
    • Performing calculations related to standard deviation, economic order quantity, and reorder points
    • Describing lean, just-in-time, ABC, vendor-managed inventory, and other alternative approaches
    • Listing common performance metrics


    Module 7: Warehouse Management

    • Understanding warehousing strategies and determining which to use
    • Considering physical aspects and tactics related to warehousing design
    • Exploring warehousing challenges and trends
    • Summarizing warehouse ownership types and functions
    • Determining warehouse operations performance measures
    • Diving deep into warehouse processes, layouts, materials handling, systems and automation, and packaging


    Module 8: Transportation

    • Outlining transportation fundamentals including cost structure, stakeholders, capabilities, carrier types, mode classifications, and selection considerations
    • Diving deep into the modes of transportation including road, rail, air, water, pipeline, intermodal, and parcel/courier
    • Managing transportation according to guiding principles
    • Considering tradeoffs when designing transportation networks, selecting carriers and modes, and planning routes and schedules


    Module 9: Global Logistics Considerations

    • Examining current factors in the global logistics space
    • Staying competitive while balancing cost and level of service
    • Exploring the history of international trade theories and infrastructure
    • Discussing global logistics performance indicators and trade specialists
    • Complying with international trade regulations
    • Preparing customs documentation
    • Discussing finance, payment options, terms of sale, payment methods, currency issues, trade zones, and hedging
  • Who is the course aimed at

    The course is aimed at the following professional figures:


    • Logistics Managers and staff resources
    • Logistics Engineers
    • Logisticians/analysts
    • Logistics planners/specialists
    • Distribution managers and staff resources
    • Global sourcing, import/export
    • Inventory and logistics
    • Supply chain logistics
    • Traffic Managers/analysts
    • Transportation/fleet Managers
    • Warehouse operations Managers
    • Warehousing distribution Managers





    In order to obtain the certification CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution, a single final Computer Based Exam (CBT) is required, which can be held at PearsonVue Test Centres located throughout the country.

    Regarding the exam's date, there are no fixed dates to sit for CLTD exam: it is possibile to take the exam when you prefer based on the Test Centre's availability, within 12 months from the beginning of the course.

    The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions in English, over 3.5 hours. 

    You can find the full list of PearsonVue Test Centres at the link: and under "Find a test centre" on the right.

  • Pricing and enrolment



    3300 CHF + VAT (without exam)



    The fee includes the official APICS learning material but it does not include the exam.

    Contact our school to receive a comprehensive offer with Exam and 2nd Chance exam, at


    The course requires a minimum of 6 participants for the activation. Seats are limited in order to allow optimal interaction between participants and instructors.

    To enrol, send the registration form with the receipt of the bank transfer or a purchase order to the following Email: