A Case for APICS Logistics, Transportation & Distribution Certificate
Are you looking for ways to reduce your logistics, transportation or distribution costs?
Per the Q2 2019 National Association for Manufacturers, 56% of respondents were concerned about trade uncertainties and 26% said transportation and logistics costs were a primary business challenge.
Brent Ruth, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CTL, Supply Chain Transformation Process Manager at Caterpillar, shares below how the APICS Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) helped his company.
At APICS, our globally recognized supply chain certifications are designed to help professionals at all stages of their careers. Supply chain professionals leverage our expertise and vast body of knowledge to deepen their knowledge to improve processes and reduce cost.
One such specific example below is shared in an APICS Success Story of Brent Ruth, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CTL, Supply Chain Transformation Process Manager at Caterpillar.
Why did you decide to pursue the CLTD certification?
“I wanted to expand my knowledge beyond the four walls of the factory to include transportation and distribution which are very obscure subjects. I wanted to fill in the gaps of my understanding of an end-to-end supply chain.”
Have you implemented a logistics, transportation and distribution initiative because of your CLTD training?
“I am working a border crossing efficiency project in Mexico with its domestic and international suppliers coming from the US. This helped me understand the process better and helped to highlight areas of improvement.”
What was your biggest takeaway from the CLTD training?
“My biggest takeaway was in understanding the entire chain, link by link, inbound and outbound in what we classically describe as “supply chain.””
How will a logistics, transportation and distribution initiative make a positive impact on your organization?
“Reduce detention/demurrage, reduce safety stocks & overall inventory levels, reduce expedites & premium freight and improve material availability.”
More details on this customer success story and more can be found at: https://www.apics.org/credentials-education/credentials/success-stories/cltd/profile/2018/02/08/brent-ruth
At APICS Greater Detroit we are offering an instructor led preparation course to help you earn your Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution certification! Learn more about our virtual options and savings of 20% off historical prices: CLTD (Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution).
APICS Greater Detroit chapter members receive discounts on all certification classes – click here to join today. We look forward to helping your company improve your logistics, transportation and distribution efforts in 2019!