Certification for Supply Chain professionals
The Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation was introduced to delegates at the recent 38th Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition for supply chain professionals, held in South Africa.
SAPICS is a proud APICS’ exclusive Premier Channel Partner for Sub Saharan Africa. APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programmes that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. APICS is based in the USA and has a broad global footprint.
The CLTD programme will provide supply chain practitioners with the essential knowledge needed for success in logistics, transport and distribution. These are critical skills for industry sectors including manufacturing, retailer, government, military, energy production and supply, and other industries with a large distribution component.
Richard Ringold, Vice President of Business Development at the Holmes Corporation, introduced the CLTD designation developed by APICS.
“The process of earning a CLTD designation will help participants expand their outlook on global logistics trends and developments, and bring new ideas to their organisations,” said Ringold.
The CLTD programme is built around universally relevant content that can be used by large global companies, or at a local level within companies of all sizes.
“Businesses can be sure that anyone with a CLTD designation has the tools needed to help reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction and service levels, as certification programmes test real-world expertise, not just the theoretical knowledge as tends to be the case with traditional tertiary qualifications.”
According to Ringold the additional value of certification for supply chain practitioners is that it has the power to change a person’s career, the lives of their families, and their personal sense of recognition, worth, and value.
In southern Africa, CLTD certification is available through SAPICS. “Both APICS and SAPICS are focused on developing people through professionalization programmes and designations such as the CLTD,” said Jenny Froome, general manager of SAPICS.
The CLTD is for individuals with at least three years of experience or a university degree.The programme is suited for logistics, transportation and distribution professionals at mid-management or upper management level.