APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announces the launch of the APICS CERTIFIED IN LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISTRIBUTION (CLTD) credential program. Developed in tandem with subject matter experts over the past nine months, the new certification will set the global standard for logistics best practices and aims to elevate knowledge and skills in logistics, transportation, and distribution practitioners. The CLTD furthers APICS's position as the leading organization for end-to-end supply chain research, education, and certification.
The BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS identifies transportation and logistics as the second largest employment sector in the United States, employing more than six million people. According to the Georgia Center for Innovation, the field will generate 270,000 new jobs annually through at least 2018. At the current job creation rate, that is more than 10 percent of all new U.S. jobs in next few years.
"With this growth, the industry is struggling to find and train quality logistics, transportation, and distribution employees. As a result, there is a market need and demand for a certification based on a single, universal body of knowledge," said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. "The APICS CLTD reflects the most important and current knowledge individuals need to pursue or advance a career in logistics, transportation and distribution."