Master APICS CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution


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Master APICS CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution

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This 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.


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 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 5 days of training and 9 modules which cover APICS Body of Knowledge in the field.




    The course is divided into 5 days of  training (4 days in the classroom + 2 half-day live webinars) with certified instructors. The Master consists of:

    • A training phase in the classroom and live webinar sessions
    • A phase of the individualized study with distance support by the instructors
    • Simulation of an exam in the classroom with a discussion on the results


    The Master is strongly interactive and accompanied by exchanges of experiences which allows the participants to enrich their knowledge and deal with their company’s problems.

    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
  • Pricing and enrolment



    We provide face to face training only In-house, on Customer request. Contact us for a quotation.



    The course requires a minimum of 6 participants for the activation.

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